Nuketown's forums have been up since late August, and have been slowly gathering momentum. I'm still experimenting with ways to drive traffic to the forums, including linking to them from some of the articles on the main site, highlighting them in the newsletter and now this: a weekly round-up of notable conversations. I'll be doing one of these round-ups every Tuesday for the next month as an experiment; after that I'll assess how well it worked and adjust accordingly.
It's been years since Nuketown has published fiction, but with its redesign approuching, its time to ask the question: should the ol'thermonuclear start publishing short stories again?
Nuketown's much-discussed, oft-delayed online message forum has officially launched.
Nuketown is switching hosting providers, and that could result in some strange errors as the DNS servers switch over and I figure out what I forgot to move from the old site to the new one.
Like the proverbial cobbler who's kids go shoeless, I've been neglecting Nuketown's technological underpinnings for the last few months, focusing more on cool stuff like getting Radio Active out than mucking around with the lingering Cascading Style Sheet errors.
Nuketown is conducting a survey of our readers to learn what you like and dislike about the site, what your favorite sections are, and how you'd like to see us expand the ol'thermonuclear burg. Give us your e-mail address when you're filling out the survey, and you'll be entered to win a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate.
When I launched Nuketown's latest design in June, I consciously switched it away from an "issue-based" model in which content was published on a set schedule, to a blog-like model, in which content was published when I felt like it. The goal, on my end, was to relieve some of the self-imposed stress of trying to meet a deadline, while simultaneously making the ol'thermonuclear burg more timely by posting every few days.
Well folks, here it is. The new and improved version of Nuketown. The ol'thermonuclear burg has been thoroughly overhauled, with a new look, a new structure, and a few new tricks.
Nuketown is looking for contributors interested in writing reviews, articles and editorials from a libertarian perspective.
Nuketown has a launched a libertarian science fiction page collecting commentary, book reviews, movie reviews and links from around the Web.
The url of the Web page is:
The impetus behind this page was a speech I gave at a meeting of the Pocono Libertarians a few years back on "Libertarian Themes in Science Fiction." As a life-long science fiction fan, and later a libertarian, the unity of the two subjects always seemed obvious to me. But at that meeting I discovered that many of my fellow libertarian-minded citizens either hadn't heard of the books and movies I was mentioning, or hadn't thought of them in a libertarian light.