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Lying in bed last night, I finished reading Warren Ellis' Come in Alone, his book of essays from the CBR web site, and I realised that I was most intrigued by the "Instructions" at the end of each essay, listing books, records and online resources. It made me think of the main thing I want to do with this LiveJournal - share stuff that I think is worth sharing with the world...

So, time to share some more...

The Hugo short list stories are pretty much all on-line now. And here are two from Asimov's that I think you really should read. They're pushing the singularity meme from different directions, and in interesting ways. The first is Charlie Stross' Lobsters, and the second is Michael Swanwick's The Dog Said Bow-wow. Enjoy.

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liralen
May. 15th, 2002 10:19 am (UTC)
Is there a way to buy Asimov's back issues?
sbisson
May. 15th, 2002 12:55 pm (UTC)
Is there anything on the website? Failing that ISTR Tattered Cover in Denver kept a reasonable backlog of issues at the branch opposite Cherry Creek Mall (you can tell what I went looking at when I went to Denver a few years back!).
liralen
May. 16th, 2002 12:29 pm (UTC)
Ah! The stories are actually on the site! There doesn't seem to be a way to order a back issue off the site, though. I will check out the Tattered Cover, as it's one of my favorite stores here. Keen.
rowanf
May. 16th, 2002 11:37 am (UTC)
Whoa
Lobsters was seriously twisted. Off to read the other one on my lunch hour. Thanks!W
rowanf
May. 16th, 2002 02:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoa
well, they were charming enough rogues but the singularity wasn't well defined. I liked Lobsters much better.
sbisson
May. 16th, 2002 02:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Whoa
It was more that it hadn't happened - at least not the technological one that Charlie is approaching through the Accelerando stories... Well, hadn't happened isn't quite the right description, something did happen, and it was hostile, and the world had to take a different route - but one that was leading to its own Singularity, in a very different way...

We're now up to story 4 in Charlie's sequence, "Halo" is in the latest Asimov's and is about Manfred's daughter.
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