In today's regular, non-Oscar-themed edition:
* io9 considers the 20th anniversary of the airing of Babylon 5's pilot film, The Gathering, offering a nice round-up of the thinking behind the series, ranging from the larger conception, to the nuts and bolts of making it work within the parameters of series television.
* The Science Fiction Writers' of America announce the nominees for 2012's Nebula Awards.
* And in case you missed the news, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga has come to its long-awaited (and for many, long, long overdue) close with volume fourteen, The Memory of Light, penned by Brandon Sanderson. You can read io9's review of the book here.
A Note on The "Cool Stuff" Theory of Literature
The Politics of Dark and Gritty Storytelling
New and Noteworthy (Charles Stross, Tobias Buckell, George R.R. Martin)
Barbarella: The TV Series?
Thoughts on Green Lantern
The 2012 BSFA Awards
My Posts on Babylon 5