In today's edition:
* At Earth and Other Unlikely Worlds, Paul McAuley weighs in on two of the larger debates going on within science fiction at the moment - the standing of genre fiction in relation to capital "L" literature, and the dialogue on the intellectual condition of science fiction begun by Paul Kincaid's September book review in the L.A. Review of Books.
* At Strange Horizons, Niall Harrison on the end of last month's fund drive.
* The io9 web site, disrupted by Hurricane Sandy so that updates went up at a separate address, is back online.
* And last but not least, Charles Stross's declaration of "National Talk About Something Else Day," which I will respect on this blog.
How James Bond Got to Have a 50th Anniversary
Of Postmodernism and Conservatism
Robert Heinlein's Friday - Probably Not Coming to a Theater Near You
New and Noteworthy (Japanese Science Fiction, the Publishing Business)
The Debate Continues . . . (As Paul Kincaid Answers)
New and Noteworthy (Self-Publishing, Stross on the Presidential Election, The Hydrogen Sonata)
New and Noteworthy (Unfilmable SF Movies, Spy Movies, Futurism)
Strange Horizons Fund Drive
More Reactions to Paul Kincaid
New and Noteworthy (Empress of Eternity, 2000 A.D., William Gibson)
The 2012 Summer Movie Season
New and Noteworthy (Spielberg's Early TV Work, The Dark Knight Returns' 25th, Niall Harrison at the Strange Horizons Blog)
New and Noteworthy (Ian Sales and the Hugos, SHIELD TV series, "Geeks" on Big Bang)
Paul Kincaid and Last Year's Best
New and Noteworthy (Underwire, McCalmont, Upcoming Movies)