Gwyneth Jones, especially the Aleutian stories, one of my favourite authors.
Suzy McKee Charnas (__The Vampire Tapestry__ offers an alternate Dr Lecter...)
C(atherine) L Moore
Newer authors getting noticed
Try http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/ for precis of each and see if you're interested.
New motto: “The Herald: justifying Jafa stereotypes since… what was the question?” >:)
One can hope for it to be as bungled as the Dotcom raid. You can never underestimate the sheer stupidity of the police sometimes - an anarchist friend of mine had a good chortle over cops sniffing around their ground asking who their leader was.
However the point is intimidation. Nicky Hager is smart and strong, but this is all for the discouragement of others. Even if the police and government lose in the courts, they'll have won as they see it. As Sophie said, its a bit late to be surprised.
Even less than a spit.
First swallow then. I'll need to see more before I'm convinced that it's summer. Pardon my cynicism (don't), but Clark and Goff didn't seem to be particularly ardent advocates of freedom or privacy in their time.
Are we really heading down the one party state line?
Considering that the supposed main party of opposition has long since crossed the event horizon of its own navel, it seems effectively so.
In other words, because they can.
We are okay having our discussions in the open.
Accompanied by more than one commentator saying "go away, you're not one of us."
Stop throwing each other under the bus
Indeed. There's been a ghoulish hunt for scapegoats already, those perpetrators of "identity politics" who are unsurprisingly the gay, female, the unemployed and the brown. These are the people pushed to the margins, the kind of people Labour was founded to champion, so if you want to see an example of elitist capture...
A lot of analysis seems to me to be about spherical cows. It's an old joke: a theoretical physicist loses his job at a university and gets a job on a dairy farm. Missing the common room discussions, he decides to hold a seminar in the milk shed and puts up a whiteboard. On it he draws a circle and begins, "Consider the qualities of a spherical cow..."
Is it worthwhile debating policies from the viewpoint of the theoretical physicist as if they were perfect objects in a frictionless vacuum? Is it worthwhile to assume that everyone else thinks the same way?
The public may have been wrong, but don't call them stupid or deluded. They on the whole may have voted intuitively and I think that a major factor was the perception of competence.
"Vote for me, I'll make the sun shine every day," says candidate X. What kind of fool wouldn't vote for candidate X? The kind of fool who asks "How?"
For the last six years Labour was was a fratricidal, jealous, self-absorbed rabble of prima donnas that was simply not fit to govern - and it was no secret, because they assiduously leaked it to every journalist who would listen... and so they listened, and the electorate listened.
Nice picture of a cow though, very creative.
The post-war cathedral is pretty cool though.
Coincidentally, the architect of the cathedral, Basil Spence, was brought in to design the Beehive (though the story goes that he did a few drawings and the MoW did most of the work).