Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday links

The Nation's interview with Edward Snowden. In the last paragraph, he endorses a basic income guarantee.

Nancy Reagan's astrologer has died. 

The Nazis hired by the CIA.

Liverpool newspaper's writeup of Cosmic Trigger play event.

"Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers."

A Finnegan is playing in the World Series. 






8 comments:

Arthur Hlavaty said...

The Amazon link also connects to the Liverpool story

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Thanks Arthur! Fixed.

Arthur Hlavaty said...

Another "publishers are parasites." As Cat Valente said, "No one goes around suggesting that everyone should become their own autonomous cheesemakers and cheering the death of the cheese industry. Why? Because that would result in a lot of shitty cheese."

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Lowering the cost of publishing has allowed more good work, as well as bad work, to be published. Why shouldn't the whole world be able to read Supergee's thoughts?

Arthur Hlavaty said...

I think there's room for both.

beowulf1723 said...

Speaking of Nancy Reagan's astrologer and RAH, in Stranger in a Strange Land the president's wife also an in-house astrologer. Once again, life imitates art.

beowulf1723 said...

.... also had an in-house astrologer.

Its way too early in the day for cogitating....

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

@Arthur, I think there's room for both, too. Tor, all by itself, has done wonderful things for people who read science fiction.