Geek As Citizen / Make It So: Banned Book Giveaway

Awhile ago, I heard about how the Merdian, Idaho School district removed the novel “The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian” from its curriculum.  So a student helped give away the books as part of an event called World … Continue reading



Geek As Citizen: The Role Of Republishing

I’d like to take a break from my analysis of Geeks as Citizens to focus on something I’ve been thinking about in regard to our social role – specific advice as opposed to my more general ruminations. Actually, Geek As … Continue reading



Competence Porn In Fiction Versus Gaming

I loved the article io9 did about the loss of Competence Porn (watching competent people do competent things) in SF. It noted how many SF stories had lost that element, leaving us with assorted “average” guys, non-scientists, and the like … Continue reading



Check out “The Elevator”

Victoria Shockley, who we interviewed previously, has her new children’s novella, “The Elevator” coming out soon.  You can find out more here: http://victoriashockleywrites.wordpress.com/.  Here’s her blurb: “Gorb the gnome operates an elevator in an upscale hotel. When three businessmen get stuck … Continue reading



Amazon Enters Comic Market

With their own imprint. I’m actually surprised it took this long, and it sounds like they’re bringing in some heavy hitters. I also figure it won’t take long for them to combine this with their fanfic options, CreateSpace, etc.  It’s … Continue reading