In today's edition:
* Charles Stross offers a lengthy consideration of our current political frustration, in which he presents the concept of the "beige dictatorship."
* Tobias Buckell touches on the possibility of a generational shift to a less car-centered America (previously mentioned here).
* According to a Deadline story, George R.R. Martin will not only remain as coexecutive producer on HBO's hit Games of Thrones (which has gone from strength to strength in the ratings), but develop and produce new projects for the network. (One reaction to this bit of news I saw in the comments thread over at Rolling Stone: We're never seeing volume six of Games of Thrones, are we?)
My Posts on Game of Thrones/ A Song of Ice and Fire
New and Noteworthy (SF Debate, Strange Horizons Fund Drive, io9 Back Up, National Talk About Something Else Day)
New and Noteworthy (Self-Publishing, Stross on the Presidential Election, The Hydrogen Sonata)