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Daily Archives: June 24, 2009

the Tao of LOL

by Rob Friesel

A friend asked me today:  “On IM, when you type ‘haha’, does that imply that you actually laughed?” I answered immediately:  no. The “haha” and “hehe” strings imply that you got the joke, that you’re reading and comprehending the humor, that you believe the preceding statement is funny — but it doesn’t necessarily mean that […]

Worldmakers

by Rob Friesel

Arranged chronologically from 1955 through 2001, Dozois’ anthology Worldmakers: SF Adventures in Terraforming, is a tightly-themed collection of science fiction shorts. It’s a good overview of the terraforming subject’s treatment within the genre but the anthology seems to lack any stand-out stories — there are no great masterpieces in here. Which is not to say […]