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  1. News - World - BOOKS

    Game of Thrones author George Martin hits back at fans impatient for new instalments

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by GDN

    ... death and my health, so f*** you to those people," Martin said. In case the message wasn't entirely clear, he then gave those people the finger. The author has already taken a robust ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    When it comes to unmanned warfare it's nothing personal

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... to civilian war deaths was 9:1, now it has reversed. Today's warfighters are less at risk than the civilians in whose territories they fight. The lives of each of these warfighters is precious. To minimise such deaths, and to exploit developing computer and information technologies, the Vietnam war ushered in something called "the automated battlefield". Enter the drones. As Medea ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Migrants' flawed champion

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Vanessa Ko

    ... province to American soil in 1867, when he was 20 years old, until his death 31 years later, Wong survived several assassination attempts in Chinatown, precipitated by his interference in illegal ... and Wong's passionate appeal to Congress was thought to be responsible. Still, despite his efforts, the Chinese Exclusion Act would persist for decades after Wong's death. Wong tried to support ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    US spy agency a law unto itself

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... officer explains: "Every drone strike is an execution. And if we are going to hand down death sentences, there ought to be some public accountability and some public discussion about ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pao's daughter reveals details of his role as political catalyst

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Pao's entry into politics in the late 1970s until his untimely death in 1991. It was a time when the future of Hong Kong became the top priority, and Pao seemed to be the perfect agent between ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Decoding the great Fitzgerald

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... if not entirely forgotten. The Great Gatsby had sold only seven copies in the last year of his life, and his complete works had earned royalties totalling US$13.13. Not long before his death, Fitzgerald ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Closing acts: Clive James

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... he has found rejuvenation in the macabre satisfaction of reading premature rave obituaries from fans around the English-speaking world. If word of his death has been exaggerated, there's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    E-books/audiobooks review: fiction

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... for globe-trotting. Following the death of her nomadic aunt Hester, Australian-born Laura Fraser inherits a handsome sum, souvenirs of her many adventures in foreign lands, and a taste for life beyond ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book Lead: The Dark Road

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Ma Jian offers a bleak tale about freedoms and state control on the mainland, writes James Kidd Death sentences Ma Jian's sixth novel is not for the faint- or lighthearted. Its subject- as much as any novel has a subject- is China's one-child policy: its purpose, its effects and, most stomach-churningly, its enforcement by the authorities. There are violent ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Book piracy? He'll get these readers one day, says Archer

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... was it? You mustn't do that. You must say that you made a fool of yourself, got it wrong. Dust yourself down. Get back in the game.   How about the future? Do you ever worry about death? I have had a wonderful, wonderful, life. Are you asking if I would like to do it again? Yes please. But do I worry about death in the sense that it would be unfair? No. I am 72. I have had ...




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