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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Singularity & Company: Save The SciFi Project



Just clicked into this as I was doing some research on completely other stuff. This is what appears to be a legitimate effort to rescue the orphaned and forgotten books left languishing due to vagaries in Copyright law, reversion of rights, lapses in judgement (taste?), and so on. They respect the rights of the authors, which is a huge step forward for most of the internet (or publishing). I think it's an interesting project and it might make things a bit more interesting if we start seeing some of the 'lost' scifi of yesteryear begin to re-surface once more. It could spark a lot of new ideas, revive some alternatives no one's really thinking about any more and help (maybe) break down some of the franchise-thinking that passes for scifi now. Or not. But at least it is worth making the attempt...
I'm hoping for the best.
You can find out more at the Singularity & co. Kickstarter page.

2 comments:

  1. Yep, it's a great project. I signed on as a backer and I'm looking forward to gaining access to the titles! :)

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  2. Definitely sounds like something good. Nice to see that funding was successful. Hope this leads to more good stuff!

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