links for 2009-05-09

  • "…if I were trying to explain why I like Star Trek and sci-fi more generally (huge nerdery aside) so much, I’d point to this episode, since I think it’s emblematic of science fiction’s great strength. Namely, that it’s one of the few ways through which talented writers can explore contemporary issues in novel and interesting ways without terribly alienating an audience."
  • The best authors on Twitter — "writers who are trying to carry on a conversation with their followers and present information they might find valuable, whether it directly benefits them or not." In other words, writers worth following.
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