Month: March 2010

The Prisoner Will Be Released

The great Robert Heinlein formulated five rules of speculative fiction writing: You must write. You must finish what you write. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order. You must put the work on the market. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold. By sticking to these rules, especially […]

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A Triumph Of Engineering

And just like that, a new story saw the light. Based on an idea I had years ago, and prompted by the rejection-cum-request-for-more from the Horror Library 4 Anthology, I broke ground on this story in January, on the train to The Hague. Then it lay simmering in my laptop for two months, nagging me […]

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Happy Carrot

Accidental, honest!

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I Want To Live In South-Korea

It’s not a new thought that we’re living in the age of science fiction. But there’s a huge gap between knowing this and reading about it in a feature article in our newspaper. The piece–fronted by an artist’s impression of a city of giant green cat scratching poles–describes the wild pipe dreams of Dutch architect […]

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Top-Ten Things Picasa Sees Faces In

An exciting new feature in the latest version of Picasa is the ability to recognize faces in your photographs. This enables you to automatically tag every single photo in your database with the names of everyone in it. Even better, after having been taught the identity of a couple of faces, Picasa learns their features […]

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