This is Matthew G P Coe's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Matthew G P Coe's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Matthew G P Coe
Recent Activity
I think you'll enjoy Spook Country; like another poster, I got it as soon as it came out, and Gibson was doing a reading+signing within the same week, so I now have a signed copy of it. I liked the way he described how he approached writing it, compared to how it approached writing Neuromancer. He said that in Neuromancer, he was trying to write a story about twenty-odd years in the future. Now it was twenty-odd years later, the time that Neuromancer was roughly set in, so he wanted to see if he could write an equally compelling tech story set in the same year. I think he succeeded. Also, you make me want to read it again :-)
1 reply
I agree with you 100% on that, Wil. I can't say I'm familiar enough with the background behind Canada's mission in Afghanistan to speak up on the mission itself, but I have to admit that for someone to believe in their cause so strongly that they would gladly risk their lives to further it... that kind of dedication deserves an enormous amount of respect. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, S&R teams.. these people put their lives on the line every single day because they're absolutely certain that what they're doing is right. It's a dedication that I can't fathom, and probably most people couldn't. Because, when it comes down to it.. for whose sake, and for what purpose, would you (and not just you, Hwil Hwheaton, but anybody) be willing to die, so that that person might live, or that cause might be furthered? For most people, I expect the answer to go as far as "my family", and no farther. So before someone decides to shit on a serviceman (or woman; there are plenty of women who do the highly dangerous jobs I mentioned above) for being in the military, they need to remember, that if push came to shove.. that person would die so that you might live. I don't always agree with military decisions.. but I respect the sacrifice the job requires. To everyone who serves, has served, and has given their lives (or knew someone who did).. I salute you.
1 reply