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Jan 30 2011 6:11pm

Tor.com Facebook Roundup: Mieville’s new comic, conservative SF & the ending to the Wheel of Time

Protopunk at Tor.com SteampunkEvery week we round up some of the more intriguing links the Tor.com Facebook portals discover. This week Thomas Edison’s 2011 predictions were weighed, protopunk illustrations went on parade, Abe Lincoln gets all sexypants, and lots more! 

Tor.com Science Fiction

Princess Leia hologram at Tor.com Science Fiction

 

Heir of Night at Tor.com Steampunk

Tor.com Fantasy

 

Tor.com Steampunk

Protopunk at Tor.com Steampunk

 

Tor.com Urban Fantasy

Zombie fast food t-shirt at Tor.com Urban Fantasy

 

Tor.com Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time action figure at Tor.com Wheel of Time

 

Tor.com Art DepartmentGreg Manchess artwork at Tor.com Art Department

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AlexAdam
2. AlexAdam
@Wolfmage: awesome comment!

I read the interview (that seems really more just like a platform for authors on the right to lash out at anything they deem "liberal") last night and was a) shocked by the lack of criticism on the interviewer's part, and b) even more shocked by how the comments turn out to be a parade of bags of BS.

Wolfmage above has summed up precisely (and more eloquently than I ever could) what ran through my head, even down to citing the one passage that bugged me most.
Those evil leftists preach your right-wing quality of life away? Umh, yeah, apart from being completely ignorant about what is going on within a lot of mainstream media, welcome to the pool of all those marginalized people who have to struggle every day through conservative doctrines that pose as the natural order of things - too bad, if you come out at the bottom end.

Furthermore, I thought it was completely fascinating how the authors and commentors applauded "hard" science fiction (cause right wing sf is something like the core of truth according to one comment, all the while ignoring that the f in sf stands for fiction) and mixed creative spins on scientific and technological concepts with a bashing of progressiveness on social issues, as if asking for equality, awareness and solidarity were the "real" definition of conservatism that hindered the sf-genre to grow and blossom. Baffling.

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