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Charlie Stross
SF author, he/him. Next novel: DEAD LIES DREAMING, October 27th.(Resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, but "Germany" blocks Nazi bots.)
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Charlie Stross retweeted
David Douglas 13h
A group called the “Trump Statue Initative” has erected this life-sized, living art installation in Portland depicting the arrest of a protester by federal agents. In front, it features a man depicting the President taking a selfie.
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Charlie Stross 9h
Replying to @MattWhelan @scifantasy
I was 15, holed up in bed with a summer 'flu, and was noodling around with AD&D monster alignments and got to wondering why there was no pure-chaotic counterpart to demons. What else can I say? Ribbit.
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Charlie Stross 9h
Seems Legit. (Remember: Tory's gonna Tory, and by Tory, I mean Posh with a side-order of Corruption.)
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Sadiq Khan 19h
It’s clearly totally unacceptable to London and Londoners that such far-reaching contingency plans have been discussed and tested without the involvement or awareness of London’s government. Excluding local leaders in this way won’t help us control the virus and must stop now.
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Kevin Drum 9h
Trump's attack on mail voting is good for Democrats
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Charlie Stross 9h
Reaction begets action. (And this looks like a distinct improvement.)
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Charlie Stross 10h
Replying to @cstross
My muse, who has been AWOL since before COVID19 dropped on us and caused doomscrolling to replace productive work for about 3 months … just turned up and inflicted TWO WEEKS' AVERAGE OUTPUT on me in 48 hours. Like:
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Charlie Stross 10h
Replying to @benthewolf
Yeah, that's about the size of it.
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Charlie Stross 10h
I hate my goddamned muse.
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Tor·com Publishing 12h
When magic and superpowers emerge in the masses, Wendy Deere is contracted by the government to bag and snag supervillains in Hugo Award-winning author ' Dead Lies Dreaming: A Laundry Files Novel.
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Charlie Stross 12h
Replying to @thomasadennis
I remember that! It was close to the bone, but not *entirely* obviously forecasting as opposed to satire at that point in time. Later, it became prophetic. Brr.
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Glenn Fleishman 15h
I get this. The left fears a second Trump term would mean being sent to death camps, while the right worries a Biden presidency could prevent them from using the N word as often as they like.
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Charlie Stross 20h
AUGUST SPECIAL OFFER (US only): US ebook stores are offering "The Atrocity Archives" for just $0.99 for the next two weeks! Kindle:
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Charlie Stross 14h
Replying to @scorbet @msagara
To be hyper-specific: the discount applies only to the US edition (published by Ace, North American rights plus some worldwide non-exclusive territories), not the UK edition (published by Orbit, exclusive rights in UK/Aus/NZ/EU, non-exclusive elsewhere outside NorAm).
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Charlie Stross 14h
A neo-Nazi group that was led by a 13-year-old boy from Estonia to be banned as a terrorist organisation in the UK: —the group dissolved earlier this year (the Home Office is oddly tardy about banning neo-Nazi terror cells)
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Charlie Stross 15h
Replying to @Daedelean
Oh, you missed the bit about how Iraq had national service and HUGE arms depots full of small arms, ammo and explosives to equip the conscripts—and the US army didn't bother to secure them for 3-6 months after the invasion, by which time they'd been looted.
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Charlie Stross 15h
The Onion just isn’t funny these days. Cuts too close to the bone.
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Tor·com Publishing 15h
RELEASED TOMORROW: 🗡💀💙🗡 💙 💀 💀 HARROW 💙 🗡 THE 🗡 💙 NINTH 💀 💀 💙 🗡💙💀 🗡
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Charlie Stross 16h
Replying to @noel_maurer
The original trilogy got rejected for the retro Hugo for best series as "too short"; each book was a fix-up of two novellas, as I recall, and the entire trilogy is not much longer than a normal high fantasy novel these days.
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Dana Schwartz Aug 2
OKAY. This is a thread, but it’s worth it I promise. On Reddit today, user u/NoNoNo_OhOhOh posted a page from acclaimed Irish novelist John Boyne’s latest book, ‘The Traveller At the Gates of Wisdom. Note the ingredients.
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