Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Federations review: "strongest story in the book"

There's a lovely review of the anthology Federations edited by John Joseph Adams right here, which says in part:
The strongest story in this anthology is Robert J. Sawyer's "The Shoulders of the Giants." It's a beautiful story. It's worth the price of admission.
Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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At August 27, 2009 2:22 PM , Blogger Mats Svensson said...

First of all; great books.
I really liked Flashforward & Wake.

But WHY on earth does the book wake have a POS sluggish buggy unreadable unnavigable flashpuke "web"-page like ?

Its just screams "Im clueless, i know NOTHING about how web pages work, please take the crayons away from me before i kill someone"

I cant for example remember the last time i saw a new computer brought to its knees trying to display some simple lines of text.
And the navigation.. its like being thrown back into some awkward first stumbling steps cdrom-gui in 1991.

A animation landing page?, bg-sounds?, actual blurry text?, a non-myspace site that eats 100% cpu?

What happened to the anim-gifs? and blink-tags? Ran out of room on the floppy?

And you write SF about cutting edge web-tech?
For shame!

The Wikipedia entry for wake even links directly to that amateur eyesore digital pantsload, that has to hurt your credibility big time.

And another mood killer i found on your site: your yahoo group.
Really yahoo groups?
Registering and logging in to even READ in a forum? in 2009?
Get real.

Oh well, good thing i read the book before i found the site.

At August 30, 2009 3:51 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Mats. You owe me an apology. I had nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of -- it was commissioned by one of my publishers (Penguin Canada) and produced for them by an outside firm. It simply isn't my product.

As for my Yahoo! Groups group, the forum has exsited since June 2001; sorry, but one simply does not discard a lively online community.

At August 30, 2009 3:54 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

And Mats, given your comments about my Yahoo! Groups requiring you to join to read it, I trust you see the irony in the message your own blog (linked to your user ID here on Blogger) produces, to wit:

"This blog is open to invited readers only. It doesn't look like you have been invited to read this blog. If you think this is a mistake, you might want to contact the blog author and request an invitation."

Write to request an invitation? Really, Mats? Get real yourself. :)


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