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All we want for Xmas is world domination December 18, 2008

Posted by Marco in Angry Robot, Kill Em All!.
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Angry so angry

Raison d’etre December 10, 2008

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“Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”

erm… Jane Austen, actually

The real three laws of robotics November 14, 2008

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We love that cheeky scamp Warren Ellis, not least because now and again he does stuff like this — the three real laws of robotics:

1. Robots couldn’t really give a fuck if you live or die …
2. Robots do not want to have sex with you. Are you listening, Japan? …
3. What, you can’t count higher than three? … You can go now.

Read the whole thing chez Ellis, meat bag.

Here’s a funny one October 23, 2008

Posted by Marco in Future formats, Kill Em All!.
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Once upon a time there was a respected traditional book publisher who really, really got the concept of ebooks, they said. Who decided they would be the market leader in ebooks, would offer all their new titles in the various ebook formats as standard, right now.

Only… where a book was only available in hardcover, they priced their ebook equivalent to the hardcover, and only when the book came out in mass-market did they lower the price to the same as the paperback edition.

Perhaps they thought no one would notice. I don’t mean notice that they are giving every appearance of being money grabbing twerps, by the way. I mean, notice that they really, really don’t get the whole idea of ebook editions at all.