DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL OF THE SONG OF ICE AND FIRE BOOKS i repeat SPOILERS for ALL the books. — I’ll be discussing my predictions for what the show will adapt, and how, in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones and the seasons beyond.  So I’ll be specifically referencing […]

I love me some predictions for the future, especially ones like these predictions about future microbe science.  While clearly not yet supported by any hard science, predictions like these seem to be such logical extrapolations of what we know now, that I’ll have a hard time not thinking of these as established facts already. One […]

In light of some recent developments – artificial limbs that the user can ‘feel,’ and motherf***ing RATS LINKING TO EACH OTHER’S BRAINS  – I thought I’d repost this rhapsody on our human-robot future, that I originally wrote for These Gentlemen in 2009. Will Your Future Children Get Giant Mechas For Christmas? (That They Control With […]

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about focus in artmaking.  More and more, it seems to me that in order to make great art – of whatever kind – you have to achieve a balance in side projects and distractions. A lot of the great achievers I read about – artists, scientists, whoever – seem […]

WordPress helpfully reminded me that my blog turned one year old on February 16, so for easy-clickin’ purposes here’s a little roundup of the stuff I wrote and the people who came by.  Thanks for reading. NUMBERS I wrote almost a hundred posts within that year – 99, to be exact. The blog got 6,404 […]

I’m sure you, too, have read plenty of blog posts and newspaper articles concerning the trends and traits of Our Generation (Millenials, aged teen to thirtysomething, and possibly older and younger folks too).  A.k.a. The Facebook Generation, The Smartphones-At-Dinner Generation, The Irony Generation, The No-Dating-Just-Hookups Generation. I just want to say one thing: these stereotypes […]

I read that criticism as part of a longer comment dismissing HBO’s Girls the other day, and it’s one that I’m sure we’ve all seen a number of places, both specifically concerning shows about ‘privileged white people’ and more generally about any group that the commenter feels is excessively produced. Other examples: “Do we really need another […]