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Bookmarks for 2011-10-02

  • Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds Magazine: A reply to some speculation!
    "I have been trying to catch up with story submissions and working on getting the first issue ready for the 10th. I will try to reply to everybody when I can. Secondly: We were given the title by Michael for two years to do with as we would. Instead of trying to recreate the amazing magazine that he published (which would have been a: impossible and b: redundant) we are trying to head in directions new…"
    (tags:sf magazines )
  • Crotchety is Amazing « File 770
    "Steve Davidson today received notice that his application for a trademark for AMAZING STORIES has been granted. Amazing Stories was science fiction’s original pulp magazine…Amazing Stories has had a rocky history, stumbling along through bankruptcy (when Gernsback lost ownership), through a series of publishers and editors…By 2007, Hasbro had abandoned the trademark. Davidson, who was managing the intellectual property department of an R&D firm at the time, routinely reviewed the status of some favorite marks. Noting the lapse for Amazing Stories, he filed an application for the Mark in 2008."
    (tags:sf magazines )
  • New Statesman – Laurie Penny – Occupying Wall Street
    "As the light fades and the rain starts to come down hard, hundreds of protesters, reporters and members of the press are still trapped on the bridge. In the pouring drizzle, they strap their backpacks onto their fronts so the police can't take them, according to Kristen Gwynne, a New York writer. Gwynne tells Alternet that protesters are singing to keep morale up: 'this little light of mine.' Hundreds more are cuffed and on vans headed to jail. "I had a feeling as soon as we walked onto the bridge that this wasn't going to end well," says Michael, a member of the march. "The police allowed people to go on the car ramp on the bridge, and when they realised what was happening, people started jumping onto the pedestrian side, but then it was too late.""
    (tags:pol )

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