World Cup Predictions

For what it’s worth (and admittedly very late), here are my predications for the remainder of the tournament. It’s one of those things where the final looks wrong, and yet given all the match-ups, I wouldn’t change any of my choices. For all the hype about Colombia, I’m pretty certain that Brazil will beat them.…

Soccer Fitness

Every four years the world gives itself a present in the form of the World Cup. And every four years America’s traditional soccer aversion breaks down just a little bit more. But we still have a long way to go before the US embraces soccer, and in the meantime those of us who like it…

Damien Walter and his Big Imagination

Damien Walter has yet another column up in the Guardian attempting to deny that there’s any sort of political strong-arming going on in science fiction these days. As is now the norm for these things, the "argument" rests more on the wording than the logic. When is a giant lizard not a giant lizard? When…