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Footprints on Two Shores

A lengthy quote from my article The Agency That Cried “Awesome!” appeared in today’s Guardian on a page that tracks the NASA debacle.  Another chunk appeared on Futurismic (thank you, Mr. Raven!).  The post itself showed up on the front page of The Huffington Post.

Also, L. Timmel Duchamp, author of the Marq’ssan Cycle and founder of Aqueduct Press, invited me to the year’s-end roundup she hosts at her blog, Ambling Along the Aqueduct. My list of books, albums and films, with commentary, appeared today.

Image: Cool Cat, Ali Spagnola

10 Responses to “Footprints on Two Shores”

  1. Caliban says:

    Cool! We read the Guardian online avidly.

    (Though I cannot resist saying that the quality of the Guardian’s articles, like nearly every other newspaper and news outlet in the world, has declined precipitously in the past few years, it is still a vital source for a non-American perspective. Maybe this will presage a new rise in relevance and insight. I wish.
    (Now if you can just get mentioned in The Economist….)

  2. Athena says:

    The Economist is as far to the right as The Wall Street Journal… so I doubt they’ll ever soil their pages with someone like me. Also, their science coverage has become essentially non-existent these days.

  3. Asakiyume says:

    That’s pretty dang awesome, Athena ^_^

  4. Athena says:

    All evanescent… but it’s interesting to see the brief ripples!

  5. Caliban says:

    Don’t forget, The Economist did endorse Obama in 2008, and while they now tut-tut at him, compared to American media they are refreshingly free of the hysterical “he’s a socialist” rhetoric. While they are definitely conservative (or, really, free-market-promoting) in their economic theories, they still believe in sober analysis, more so than any American newspaper I could name. Their science coverage has become thin, true, but the Guardian’s coverage is almost nonexistent, and when they do it’s….well, that’s derailing this thread, sorry.. I’m glad to see them picking up this story and your slant in particular.

  6. Athena says:

    By my definition, The Economist falls into the conservative libertarian camp. I agree that they’re far better than any US newspaper, although The Atlantic, The New Yorker and Harper’s still publish devastatingly complete pieces when they decide to do so (less so than before, but they even include the occasional scientific piece, like the article about Ramachandran in The New Yorker). The Guardian’s science coverage is indeed thin gruel — but the exceptions to this recipe are very few and far between, both online and in print.

  7. Sophy says:

    That’s wonderful, Athena. The more people read it the better.

  8. Athena says:

    Thank you, Sophy! But something tells me NASA won’t change its course, for all that. Agencies of that size are like tankers — it takes a long time for them to change direction.

  9. intrigued_scribe says:

    Truly awesome, altogether. 🙂

  10. Athena says:

    And a bit more to come soon! *smile*