Atheist buses – the Christian backlash

If you remember a while ago I was having a laugh about the atheist bus campaign, where ads on buses read THERE’S PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW STOP WORRYING AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE. Then there was the inevitable complaint flurry and the ASA threw the complaints out. Well,...

Tell it like it is, Mr Stephen King

Stephen King thinks Stephenie Meyer, author of the ridiculously successful (at the moment) Twilight series of vampire novels, “can’t write worth a darn.” The whole quote was in reference to the massive success of both Meyer and J K Rowling (Harry...

Self-publishing is no longer a dirty word

According to this article in The New York Times: Louise Burke, publisher of Pocket Books, said publishers now trawl for new material by looking at reader comments about self-published books sold online. Self-publishing, she said, is “no longer a dirty word.” The...

David B Coe, new release and interview

Fantasy author and all-round top bloke David B Coe has a new release out now. The Horsemen’s Gambit is the second book in his Blood of the Southlands trilogy and was published on January 20, 2009. David spent a year in Australia a while ago and I had the...

ASA squashes “No God” complainants

Well, sadly they didn’t squash the actual complainants, but in a win for free speech and common sense they did squash the complaint. If you remember I was talking about this ad campaign in the UK that has banners on buses declaring: “THERE’S PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW...

Quote of the week

I saw this in our local Kiama Independent newspaper (from last Wednesday, I think) and it did make me laugh. “Gimme Five” is this little feature they do where they print five opinions about something from locals. This first response is just brilliant. If a...