Date: 2017-05-12 04:18 pm (UTC)
elf: Computer chip with location dot (You Are Here)
From: [personal profile] elf
I started to post a comment, wound up quoting a bit from the essay, comment got longer... moved to a post because it got long and I wasn't directly addressing your point.

Date: 2017-05-12 05:21 pm (UTC)
scifantasy: Me. With an owl. (Default)
From: [personal profile] scifantasy
No. I refuse.

Date: 2017-05-12 05:47 pm (UTC)
autopope: Me, myself, and I (Default)
From: [personal profile] autopope
esr's gonna esr.

I am burned out on esr ever since the legendary Scottish Panel at the last San Jose worldcon. (I got to share a mike with his halitosis when he started ranting at China Mieville about pyramids of skulls.)

Date: 2017-05-14 05:51 am (UTC)
scott_sanford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
I choose to imagine this event as akin to The Scottish Play, a panel so cursed that its true name must never be spoken.

Date: 2017-05-12 05:50 pm (UTC)
roseembolism: (fhqwagads)
From: [personal profile] roseembolism
I got about halfway through the extended wankfest about Heinlein and Campbell in the first section, before deciding there were some pokemon outside that desperately needed to be caught.

Date: 2017-05-12 08:07 pm (UTC)
lydy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lydy
Pokemon way better use of your time. (I got a Mr. Mime! At Kew Gardens! Very excited. Also, first time in London. Very, very excited.)

Date: 2017-05-12 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I did not finish the essay. But the best description for the part I read is "pack of lies".

A brief google search shows him to be a climate change denire also. No surprise there.

William Hyde

Date: 2017-05-13 02:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mmcirvin
Back in Usenet days, he liked to repost G. Harry Stine's old Analog essay about how the Dean Drive was on to something and that Newtonian mechanics needed to be modified with a third-derivative term.

Date: 2017-05-13 06:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ethelmay
I do not actually know what the Dean Drive is, so when mentions of it come up, I like to pretend it was invented by Pamela Dean and go from there.

Date: 2017-05-14 05:48 am (UTC)
scott_sanford: (Default)
From: [personal profile] scott_sanford
Or by James Dean, for improved motorcycle performance.

Date: 2017-05-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
redbird: closeup of me drinking tea (Default)
From: [personal profile] redbird
I expect it would be better written, even if not more plausible, if Pamela Dean had been involved.
From: (Anonymous)
(cough) ... and treated all political ideologizing with suspicion ... (cough)

TSM_in_Toronto

Date: 2017-05-12 11:43 pm (UTC)
armiphlage: (Daniel)
From: [personal profile] armiphlage
ummmm ... what?

Does the author of that actually enjoy reading science fiction?

Date: 2017-05-13 02:37 am (UTC)
mmcirvin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mmcirvin
Lost me at the byline.

Date: 2017-05-13 02:21 pm (UTC)
ann_leckie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ann_leckie
Well bless his heart.

Date: 2017-05-17 06:03 pm (UTC)
harvey_rrit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] harvey_rrit
As someone following SF since 1966, my count is:

Zero.

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