New SF Meme

Here's a new SF books meme, which, I think, is better than the last meme, which had no women authors. This is a longer list, and has some women in it.

I got this from Lou Anders. This is the Science Fiction Book Club's list of the fifty most significant science fiction/fantasy novels published between 1953 and 2002.

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A letter to Tricycle

I don't often write letters to the editor. I've been reading Tricycle off and on for a long time. I had unsubscribed during my time in seminary, but I have re-upped, and got the first issue in the mail a few days ago. Somehow, I'm looking at those articles with very different eyes. Tricycle covers quite a broad range of Buddhist traditions in the US, and often engages in interesting and sometimes difficult conversations about the practice of Buddhism in the West.

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Moving …

sucks. Of course, everyone knows this. What's interesting to me, is that even if you don't actually expend much physical effort in carrying stuff from place to truck to place, it is still physically, mentally and emotionally draining. Anyways, my first move is done. I'm in Oakland, moved out of my room in Benton (one of the PSR dorms.) I handed in my keys, forwarded my mail, got all of the signatures necessary so I can actually get my Certificate in the mail sometime this summer. It will be interesting living in Oakland for about a month.

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Stories worth Digging…

I don't know how many of you know about Digg. Digg is one of those Web 2.0 collaborative bookmarking systems – with a big twist – people vote on whether a story (mostly news-y kinds of things) deserves to be seen. The more “diggs” a story gets the more attention it gets.

There used to be this thing when a site got “slashdotted” (or the “slashdot effect” – that was when it got on the front page of slashdot.org.) Well, now, there is the “digg effect”

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