The nominations for the 2007 Hugo Awards are out. I highly recommend Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties (it’s in the short story category so you can read it in one sitting).

In other news, I’ve decided to alter the Viper Pilot combat doctrines. From now on, every post will have a link to an artist or a song. There’s no point me rambling on about crap if I’m not sharing the spoils of all my hours spent absorbing music.

Obligatory music salvo: Gogol Bordello. They’re a gypsy-punk band who’ve been described as “The clash having a fight with the Pogues in Eastern Europe.” I missed a chance to see them in Brisbane and now I’m regretting it dearly.