April 28, 2005

British and American Science Fiction

Charles Stross looks at recent American and British SF, and observes that the Americans are so suffused with pessimism that they generally can't bring themselves to write SF right now. Thanks, Doug Miller.

I picked up the habit of thanking the source of interesting links from Dave Winer. Who else does this? And what is this custom called? I'm playing with some mathematical models of weblog dynamics, hoping to find ways to pose questions like this: If everyone always thanked their sources, would that help the Long Tail? Would it help Feedster and Technorati? Do we need a more complex rule, like 'always thank your source unless it's MSM or A-List?'