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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Tin Soldier

quote [ Metal. Magic. Gods. War. Voodoo. Mood Whiplash. The Beatles. Chocolate Cake. ]

Tin Soldier is an excellent web serial I've been reading for maybe six months now. It recently passed 100 installments and deserves much more attention than it currently has. More info in extended.

[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by 5th Earth@2:18pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 1 March 2019

UC terminates subscriptions with world?s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research

quote [ As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. ]

Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC?s key goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@8:08amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Making Space in Online Archives

quote [ I?m a librarian, and I see libraries as being primarily driven by access. If you want a book or an article or a piece of data, libraries will help you get access to them. Whereas archives are driven by preservation. For that book in the archive that you want to read, every time it?s pulled that off the shelf, the archivist is thinking if there?s some damage that?s happened to the book. ]

Many interesting links and opinions. Sorry, bit artsy.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:17pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Letters From The Tricentennial: The USA In 2076

quote [ "Machines will take over, modern man will become a living blobb. California will not be on the map and the weather will change through out the world" ]

The future of America is in their hands
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Harry Potter and the End of History (Bonus Episode)

quote [ Alternate title: Harry Potter and the Neoliberal Menace. Or Harry Potter and the Inexplicable Meritocracy. Hello everyone! Spoilers for Fantastic Beasts 2 an... ]

Please enjoy this video about literature.
[SFW] [literature] [+4 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@5:14pmGMT] [12 comments]

Monday, 5 November 2018

How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds

quote [ One of life?s great treats, for a lover of books (especially fantasy books), is to open a cover to find a map secreted inside and filled with the details of a land about to be discovered. ]

[SFW] [literature] [+6 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@5:16pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 4 November 2018

The Soviet Children's Books That Broke the Rules of Propaganda

quote [ How folk tales and traditional life snuck into avant-garde kids' books in the 1930s. ]

Flesh blood-burning lights a propaganda scam
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 15 October 2018

Mistress of a New World: Early Science Fiction in Europe?s ?Age of Discovery?

quote [ Considered by many one of the founding texts of the science fiction genre, The Blazing World ? via a dizzy mix of animal-human hybrids, Immaterial Spirits, and burning foes ? tells of a woman?s absolute rule as Empress over a parallel planet. Emily Lord Fransee reflects on what the book and its author Margaret Cavendish (one of the first women to publish using her own name) can teach us about empire, gender, and imagination in the seventeenth century. It is the middle of the seventeenth century and a Bear-man is helping an empress attempt to examine a whale through a ]

I'm into sci-fi (sci-fi,sci-fi)
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

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