Gerry Canavan

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Quick Ones

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Quick ones.

* Naturally, Barack Obama is Time‘s Person of the Year. For a brief while I thought they might pick someone else for shock value, but come on, this was a gimme.

* Jaimee pointed this out to me today, and now I’m seeing it at Politico: if she’s selected to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate—which seems, sadly, inevitable—Caroline Kennedy will have been in the Senate eight years in 2016, just like Clinton ’08…

* Science fiction and glamor.

* TV Tropes has a whole subsection on comic book tropes.

* The best superhero graphic novels of 2008.

* And my vote for best news story of this or any year: Tiny Swiss watch found in undisturbed 400-year-old tomb.

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December 17, 2008 at 7:24 pm

Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale

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Sci-fi writers have no sense of scale. Via SF Signal.

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October 7, 2008 at 1:39 am

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TV Tropes

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The TV Tropes wiki is a huge compendium of well-worn narrative tropes from television, film, books, comics, and video games; for starters, consider the important effects of genre blindness and the idiot ball. Eventually you’ll find your way to the SF tropes subpage, which endlessly catalogs, among other things, stock superpowers, just what can be done with time travel, and, of course, the inevitable apocalpyse

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April 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm