I can't help but notice that everytime I fly somewhere, other people's planes fall out of the sky.
I think once you start eating people you should stop claiming to be a vegetarian, even if you only eat bad people.
About First Landing by Robert Zubrin: Someday I'd like to read a story about competent people on Mars.
Call me an extremist but killing a few hundred million people seems like the sort of method that might have unintended consequences.
My grandfather for example only died twice, once during the war and once in the 1980s.
A lot of my stories end with And when I regained consciousness, there was a crowd standing around looking at me.
Never bring a gun to a fight where the other guy has a time-machine and tomorrow's newspapers.
All gone. Zelazny was one of the first times I looked at something I had had familiarity with to find the spot where the memory should have been empty, replaced by a scrawled Moved South for the Fishing sign. Calculus was another loss. It was quite upsetting to reach for a skill and find nothing.
The number of times I have been declared dead is statistically insignificant,although admittedly non-zero.
About Genellan: Planetfall by Scott Gier: Aha! The Alien Planet Canada series, where the planet the characters are marooned on seems to be Manitoba. Bad bad world building.
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
Ben Bova seems to work very hard at working in new discoveries into his Glum Future but alas, his future is glum and not that well written.
Tor is the hard one. They employ a lot of editors, whose tastes vary. They don't always indicate who has edited what (on the choice of the editor, I think) so editor stalking can be more difficult with Tor. Ear-tagging works but is rather surprisingly illegal.
I don't mind hidden depths but I insist that there be a surface.
You may have trouble getting permission to aero or lithobrake asteroids on Earth.