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George Soros, w…

18 Apr

George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.

Lede from the terrible, terrible George Soros obit published accidentally by Reuters today. Come on, guys.

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Alan Moore on His New Lovecraft Horror Comic, ‘Providence’

16 Apr

What Providence is, is an attempt to write – at least, my attempt to write what I would consider to be a piece of ultimate Lovecraft fiction, in that it will be fiction, it will be a continuation of Neonomicon, it will in a sense be a prequel to that book, but it will also – slightly – be a sequel as well. It will be dealing with the world of Lovecraft’s American-based fiction, which tends to sort of rule out stories like The Mountains of Madness which, although, yes, it does have a strong Miskatonic element in it, is largely based in Antarctica.
But we’re going more for Lovecraft’s New England fiction, and a couple of the New York stories. We are kind of connecting these up intro what I think is an ingenious whole, even though I say so myself as shouldn’t, and it’s – and what we’re also doing, as well as answering all the problems, all the questions raised by Neonomicon – even if the readers hadn’t noticed that those questions had been raised – we’re going to be detailing this hopefully fresh view of Lovecraft’s universe, or at least its American component, and we’re also going to be working not only from Lovecraft’s published fiction, and his poems, and his letters, but also from his biography. I think that there’s a way that there could be a sort of parallel world biographical strand in this, that is never the less researched so thoroughly that it could have happened. It could have happened. I mean, the research on this has been – this is the most demanding research I’ve done easily since From Hell.

Alan Moore, on his new series “Providence,” in this fantastic interview on The Beat.

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I am not going …

15 Apr

I am not going to rehearse any arguments pro and anti the ‘Google settlement.’ You decided to deal with the devil, as it were, and have presented your arguments for doing so. I wish I could accept them. I can’t. There are principles involved, above all the whole concept of copyright; and these you have seen fit to abandon to a corporation, on their terms, without a struggle.

Ursula K. Le Guin on resigning from the Authors’ Guild. Read the full text of the letter, which is amazing, here.

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In Honor of This Quote, There Will Be More Pictures of Miracleman

9 Apr

There has been progress. Considerable progress. And we’ll be making an announcement soon. I’m a huge fan of Marvelman. I’m very excited about seeing him being published by Marvel.

Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso on the future of Marvelman.

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The power of th…

4 Apr

The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.

—Ursula K. Le Guin

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“Sometimes you …

2 Apr

“Sometimes you want to say things, and you’re missing an idea to make them with, and missing a word to make the idea with. In the beginning was the word. That’s how somebody tried to explain it once. Until something is named, it doesn’t exist.”

From “Babel-17,” by the wonderful Samuel R. Delany

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From ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

29 Mar

“Let’s think the unthinkable, let’s do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

—The late, lamented Douglas Adams