George Alec Effinger 1947-2002 - SFWA News A bit on the late side, but I just ran across this. If you've never read any GAE, do so. But fair warning, the Audran books are not (and now won't be) complete.
eBay Live Auctions item 1834314676 (Ends ) - Capt. Kirk's Bridge Command Chair At least it's worth more than I owe.
Cyc AI Hmm It ask if it was human 16 years ago. Last year it learned about Sex. Does this bother anyone else as much as it bothers me? What is sentience? Self-awareness? I'm inclined to think being able to ask what you are is a heck of a first step.