I write like science fiction writers.

I submitted several writing samples from my blog to the statistical analysis tool I Write Like. Apparently, I write like H. P. Lovecraft most of the time, of whose writings I am a fan.* The second writer who came up consistently was Cory Doctorow, and I have read and enjoyed many of his short stories as well.

Both are writers of science fiction short stories, and their writings are available either in the public domain or under the Creative Commons license, which means you can find their short stories for free on the Internet. If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, you can install the free app Stanza and find these and other free works under the “Feedbooks – Free Content” catalogue.


* I am not a fan of his pathological racism, however.

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Why I dislike a particular white antiracist blogger

we dont need another anti-racism 101 by Mai’a at guerrilla mama medicine:

and so in my experience, folks can learn all the theory, all the right words, all of it and yet act fundamentally the same, live out the same patterns of thoughts, still hold the same fucked-up priorities. and yet spout all of the anti-racist rhetoric.

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in that they are able to say things like: i realize that such and such is a function of racism and then they continue to do the same fucking thing that they just acknowledged was racist.

this happens all the time. like. all. the. time.

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