U.S. folks out there, make sure you go and vote. Otherwise, the alien bagel lizards win.
The number one reason why professors assign their own books for class reading is not ego or profit but because everyone else’s books are wrong!
(Explanation: Hugo award voters can choose “no award” if they’re dissatisfied with all the nominated works.)
It’s important to put current events into historical context, but with enough historical context, the only meaningful response to anything is WHO CARES OH MY GOD WE LIVE IN HOUSES AND AREN’T STARVING ALL THE TIME!