Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Double reward points for fans of Iain M. Banks today: Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe interview Paul Kincaid and Ken MacLeod about Iain M. Banks at The Coode Street Podcast. And over at Tor Dot Com, Karin L. Kross looks at the space opera of Iain M. Banks.
And bonus to the bonus: A Few Notes on the Culture. Who are the Culture? Something Real. A long discussion of The Culture. Iain M. Banks does the same in under 30 seconds. Paul Cornell dramatizes The State of the Art.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The night side of Saturn slices through the rings, in this image from several years ago. Courtesy of the Cassini Orbiter! As sad as we are as we approach mission end, so much data has been returned that we'll be uncovering gems for years to come.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Busy week at Tor Dot Com! It's Space Opera Week! Among the many offerings: Iain M. Banks, women authors of space opera, creating a space opera universe, classic space opera universes (sadly, no classics like "Doc" Smith or Jack Williamson in that list), and space opera empires. Some good stuff here.