If you've got a monster kid in your life, please consider pre-ordering POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER, my first picture book, out on July 14!
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread):
Inside: No health care for part-time TSA screeners, Akil Augustine on Radicalized, Wendell Potter rebuts Joe Biden, best Covid-19 explainer and more!
Ah, the classic set-up for Masque of the Red Death. Ofc by Poe, but also the one by @email@example.com. Both of which pretty sure these super-rich types haven't read (because they don't)... https://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/1237902120478748673
Great GenX perk:
Old enough to have discovered William Gibson, and young enough to have discovered @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure, their style and personalities are different, but both have that well-tuned power of observation that make them almost seem to be "prophets".
And a damn fine read!
Unauthorized Bread by @email@example.com
Set in a near-future Boston, Unauthorized Bread is an exploration of the potential problems caused by user rights, copyright and digital rights management (DRM). Fantastic read, built on a bedrock of empathy.
Radicalized by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Social SF about a terrorist movement that targets health insurance companies. Pointed and insightful.
(Yep. Some of us had two different novellas by Doctorow on our nominating ballots. That collection is superb).
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org NZ has a modern military and relies on functioning global trade for essential goods. If it's bad enough that you actually need a bunker it's bad enough that they'll dig you out and eat you.
My kids are currently acting out a trial with their Legos. The first witness is named Mr. Popsicle.
My son, playing the defense attorney, cross-examining Mr. Popsicle: “But how could you have seen the crime when you were IN SOMEONE’S MOUTH??”
My first picture book, POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER, is out on July 14: it's a parable about bedtime, slaying, and being a maker!
Hey, Hugo nominators, my novella Unauthorized Bread is up on Ars Technica!
(it's also shortlisted for Canada's national book prize, Canada Reads; it's being made into a TV show by Topic & a graphic novel with Firstsecond)
Yesterday's threads: Saturated fat and obesity, which foods produce satiety, spying VPNs, Twitter's research-friendly terms of service and more!
#10yrsago Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking copyright https://craphound.com/BPDigitalEconomyBillweeklyminutes.pdf
#5yrsago Portland cops charge homeless woman with theft for charging her phone https://news.streetroots.org/2015/03/06/homeless-phone-charging-thief-wanted-security
#5yrsago How Harper's "anti-terror" bill ends privacy in Canada http://www.michaelgeist.ca/2015/03/why-the-anti-terrorism-bill-is-really-an-anti-privacy-bill-bill-c-51s-evisceration-of-government-privacy/
#5yrsago RIP, Terry Pratchett https://web.archive.org/web/20150312202353/http://www.pjsmprints.com/
#1yrago Security researcher reveals grotesque vulnerabilities in "Yelp-for-MAGA" app and its snowflake owner calls in the FBI
How to run a virtual classroom: Masterclass from the 14-year-old Stanford Online High School.
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