Last night, robots shut down the live broadcast of one of science fiction’s most prestigious award ceremonies. No, you’re not reading a science fiction story. In the middle of the annual Hugo Awards event at Worldcon, which thousands of people tuned into via video streaming service Ustream, the feed cut off — just as Neil Gaiman was giving an acceptance speech for his Doctor Who script, “The Doctor’s Wife.” Where Gaiman’s face had been were the words, “Worldcon banned due to copyright infringement.” What the hell?
John: Planet Earth trembles before the robot onslaught and only your words can provide the a) healing balm to help us adjust to our new Robot Overlords/b) put heart into a small but plucky band of rebels who refuse to bend the knee our Tyrannical Metal Masters. ‘Sup to you, dude.