Sam's Blog entries for April 2012

And the Sly Subeditor of the Week Award goes to...

Date: Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 21:20.

Categories: random-stuff.

Subeditors are sly sods, stuck in a largely thankless job, being shouted at from one side by journalists and the other side by editors, and if you take your eye off them for a second, they'll resort to what is seemingly their only pleasure in life: slipping slyly subversive jokes into seemingly innocent copy.

This week's award goes to whoever it was at the BBC who managed to inject a little fun into the US secret service prostitute scandal with this subtle joke:

Well it made me laugh...

If you still don't see it, read below the cut for a hint.

Book Review: Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 16:54.

Categories: books, review, book-review, sci-fi, karl-schroeder, virga.

Being an avid Charles Stross reader, both fiction and blog, I had heard the name Karl Schroeder mentioned a few times and even read some of his guest posts on Charlie's blog, and I eventually picked up one of his books from the local Forbidden Planet: Sun of Suns.

Set in a free-fall air bubble the size of a planet, it's a blend of swashbuckling "airships on mars"-style derring-do, political intrigue, and hints of post-human futurism.

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