Books 22 – 24 of my Lunar New Year List

As promised, a few more books I’ve torn through during my holidays: Book #22: War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches edited by Kevin J. Anderson. I admit it. After seeing the horrendous Spielberg film, I wanted to reread the original novel, but of course, my HG Wells omnibus was in my apartment in Korea. However, […]

Not SUCH A Geek After All

Not if being well-read counts as geekhood. I’m frankly unsurprised but now I want to go read three novels a day. Anyway: Interested Reader You have a Geek Lore rating of 67% Your knowledge of the speculative fiction field, while far from encyclopedic, is still solidly above average. You probably have a healthy interest in […]

A Sorry Moment

There’s a musician out there, somewhere, who I used to have a little more respect for. I quite like some of his older, harder-to-get recordings, and I was researching online how I could get a copy of one when, of course, I found his website. Now, what do you think it was that made me […]

Korean MMORPG Culture: A Lecture By Leo Sang-Min Whang

When I was plunking around for a link to Cory Doctorow’s wonderful story “Anda’s Game”, I found (on this page) an interesting link to the State of Play 2 conference and a very interesting talk by professor Leo Sang-Min Whang about the Korea-specific experience of gaming in MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). His […]

Making a Leak

Dan asked this week’s Friday 5 question: With the recent unveiling of famed Watergate source “Deep Throat”, a great mysterious chapter of journalism has been closed. However, you now have the chance to leak some incredible secrets to a young, new reporter. What would those five secrets be, and what would your code name be […]