Below are listed some of Richard’s recommended websites:
- Amnesty International
…needs no introduction.
Endlessly fascinating and informative on drugs, past, present and probable future – I still haven’t read all of the secondary links yet. So much data, so little time.
- Richard Dawkins
Caped crusader for Enlightenment values – as various mumbling superstitious tendencies (Islam, born-again Christians, Homeopathy) attempt to drag us back into the dark ages, Dawkins is the man of the hour.
- Torque Control
My current go-to for what’s going on in the world of SF – thoughtful, informative and engaged, this is exactly the kind of grown-up discourse the genre needs
Economics and Politics
- John Kay
For anyone out there who still thinks I’m a commie pinko command economy leftist.
- John Pilger
For anyone out there who’s just been to the John Kay link and thinks I’ve Sold Out.
- Michael Moore
For anyone who I haven’t yet managed to piss off with the Kay and Pilger links.
- Moral Foundations Theory
Fascinating stuff – none of it makes me like right wingers any better, but it at least gives you some kind of handle on why they tend so much towards bark-at-the-moon lunacy
Fiction and writers
- Infinity Plus
Now defunct, but still a great archive of news, reviews and free genre fiction.
- Kelly Link
One of the finest creative talents currently working in the field of fantasy – mainly here so that you can read ‘The Faery Handbag’ and agree with me about that.
- Minister Faust
Politics and colour (dayglow and racial) – Malcolm Azania’s politically committed and compassionate take on what’s happening in the world.
- Notes From The Geek Show
Inside the head of one Hal Duncan, fulminating rambling lyrically savage author of Vellum and Ink. Get some passion in yer SF!
- Zero Punctuation
video game critiques from someone (besides me) who loves the massive potential for art in the medium and hates the fact said potential is so rarely unleashed. Invaluable stuff, and very, very funny.
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Undoubtedly the finest rock musicians in the western world today. Included for that very reason.
- The Black Ryder
These guys look very promising. Since Mazzy Star are no more, The Jesus and Mary Chain appear to have retired, and Joy Division are dead. Plus anyone Peter Hayes hooks up with has got to be worth a look
- The Dandy Warhols
After Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, my favourite US rock band. Their guitarist reads my books, which was kind of a huge rush when I found out.
- Del Rey
My publishers in the US – one of the great original names in SF publishing
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