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2017-05-25 11:08 am

British Columbia Election Results: Hijinks to Ensue

The final seat count.

Liberals 43
NDP 41
Green 3

Seats needed for a majority: 44

(opens bag of popcorn)
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2017-05-24 12:04 pm

Not the Onion

Anne of Green Gables proves child labour is good! And Batman proves that we don't need cops, just highly motivated oligarchs in tights.
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2017-05-22 04:17 pm

Bundle of Holding: Shadow of the Demon Lord





In this fast-playing, low-prep March 2015 Kickstarter triumph, desperate heroes battle strange magic, unhinged cultists, and roaming mobs of undead while humanity's last great empire slides toward oblivion. If you love Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, the Ravenloft and Midnight settings, Joe Abercrombie's The First Law novels, or heavy metal music, get this bargain-priced collection of DRM-free .PDF ebooks and confront the Void That Hungers.
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2017-05-21 12:00 am

It's a good day

When the body I find in the road is still living.
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2017-05-20 10:38 pm

Nebula Winners Announced


THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2016 NEBULA AWARDS

NOVEL

All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)


NOVELLA

Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)


NOVELETTE

“The Long Fall Up”, William Ledbetter (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)


SHORT STORY

“Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)


RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION

Arrival, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, 21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films/Xenolinguistic


ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOK

Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)


2017 DAMON KNIGHT GRAND MASTER AWARD

Jane Yolen


SOLSTICE AWARD

Peggy Rae Sapienza (Posthumous)
Toni Weisskopf


KEVIN O’DONNELL JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD

Jim Fiscus
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2017-05-20 05:51 pm

What I learned last night

If Ibid is allowed to sample ice cream, he spends the next hour bouncing off the walls. To the point even-tempered Fig hissed at him.
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2017-05-19 07:04 pm

A lucky kitten

Seen while on the bus: a kitten dashing out onto Krug Street, then freezing at the midpoint, followed by its mother snagging it by the neck and dragging it along as she crossed the road.