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Cool Stuff Friday

Friday will be at the Grandville B&N with fellow author Martin Shoemaker on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Life-size working LEGO car. (Link from yohjideranged) 15 Pics to Help Restore Faith in Humanity. Giant LEGO ISS and Space Shuttle. Construction Worker Hides an 8′ Waldo on Site Every Day for Kids in Hospital Next Door.

Another Pointless Police Shooting

“Just be more respectful to the police!” “Comply and cooperate!” “Black people wouldn’t keep getting shot if they stopped acting like criminals!” A behavioral therapist and an autistic man. The therapist (black) was on the ground with his hands in the air. He identified himself to the police. He told them the other man was(…)

Hugo Voting Ends July 31

As you know, Bob, voting for the Hugo Awards closes at the end of the month. I’m still working my way through the nominated material from the voters packet and online. Some thoughts on various categories… Best Fanzine: I’ve been saying for about a year now that I think Mike Glyer’s File 770 earned this(…)

Vacation Reading: Okorafor, Blake, and Kagan

One of many nice things about getting away for vacation earlier this month was the chance to catch up on some reading. It began with Nnedi Okorafor‘s Binti: Home [Amazon | B&N | IndieBound], the sequel to her award-winning novella Binti (reviewed here). The new novella will be coming out from Tor.com in early 2017,(…)

Jim C. Hines