There's this cabal of heavy geeks who like to dink
on Mac OS X. And they're big bloggers. But some of them are also
science fiction writers. There's even an SF editor in there. And
they are *really knowledgeable* about the technology. Like,
None of your mid-80s William Gibson manual
typewriters for these boys. This is some kind of
Our Bloggers, in alphabetical order:
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george scriban: (email, blog)
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steve jenson: (email, blog, homepage)
I'm always interested in literary people who do really horrible things. "The
world's most wanted man," Radovan Karadjic of ethnic cleansing and
concentration camp fame, is a noted poet.
I figured there must be
some of his poetry around on the net. What if it turned out that Radovan
was a *great poet?* After all, Osama bin Laden's a
Radovan got into verse when he was in the slammer in
1968. I learned that because he's got his own fiercely devoted
Admiring foreigners praise his kingly, Arthurian demeanor.
Radovan's best known works are titled "Crazy Spear" and "Black Fairy Tale." Not
Finally found some bits of Karadzic verse, in English. Look like our lad is
wistfully hanging up his spurs.
"Goodbye Assassins" by Radovan Karadzic
it seems from now on
The gentlefolks' aortas will gush without
The last chance to get stained with blood
let go by.
Ever more often I answer ancient
And watch the mountains turn
Lost brothers, time puts us to the
Shoot the heads of the world without
Insane mates. The century's
Goodbye, assassins, the
The worlds are trampled
of the heart, a hornet drones in vain.
History turned its back on
What should one shoot at?
Like an octopus, the
age hides its vertebra,
And the winter
With white drifts.
forgot to mention that Radovan is also a noted mental health
I wonder why it took couturiers so
long to print naked bodies on the exterior of clothing.
If you're a lithesome 20-year-old female and you wear your own nude body, of
course every drooler in the neighborhood will hit on you. So why
not try printing and wearing your grandmother's nude, shrivelled,
Men, you'll be arrested for indecent
exposure if you publicly wear your own nude body. So try wearing
your girlfriend's body and see what your daily life is
They sure look like an ominously busy
bunch of folks over on the National Institutes of
Health "Bioterrorism Home Page."
A net-based stock market in imaginary newsworthy events. If I were you,
I'd let this one slide. Looks seriously addictive.
Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him,
and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the
Bruce Sterling Online Index.
He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.