“It is a traditional and widely held Glotolog belief that the behavior and outward appearance of the Spotty, Crescent-finned, Spiny, and Mottled Glotolog–as well as their relative non-success at the practice of frument—indicate that the central essence (or nerd) of these types differs from that of the Whelk-finned Glotolog, whose superior essence (super-nerd) enables it …

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“I think that’s sort of Kurzweil’s vision — that we’ll be able to make our fantasies real. Why would you actually need another human being?” – Joe Quirk I was thinking about technology and the soul, recently. (Doesn’t everyone?) Which led to a story idea. Which led, inevitably, to research. I decided I needed to …

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“They published your diary And that’s how I got to know you The key to the room of your own and a mind without end And here’s a young girl On a kind of a telephone line through time And the voice at the other end comes like a long lost friend” – “Virginia Woolf,” …

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Patti Hendrix as Ten, Heather Maddard as Eleven, Erica Clifford as Five, and Christi Whitney as Four. Photograph by George Chidi. DragonCon is a whirling vortex of overstimulation.  I remember when it was just a wee little local gaming convention, but for the last couple decades it has been growing steadily and now it is …

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“For we think back through our mothers if we are women.” –Virginia Woolf You may have heard the story. One summer nearly two hundred years ago a young woman traveled to Geneva with her famous and scandalous lover, to stay in a rented villa with his even more famous and scandalous (and considerably richer) friend. …

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Every so often, you will hear of some new outrage being perpetrated on women in speculative fiction, comics, the tech industry, or some other corner of geek culture. (Or the world at large, but I’m trying to keep focus here). Typically, it goes like this: Sexism happens.  A woman calls out said sexism.  Then the …

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