The universe is indifferent. Humanity doesn’t matter. The gods, if they are here at all, don’t care about us, and that’s if we’re lucky. If not, we’re playthings and prey. There is no hope, no salvation, and whatever truths our tiny brains are capable of comprehending are more likely than not to destroy them. This is cosmic horror, and it’s the subject of today’s installment of So You Want to Read.
has been part of my life since I was a very small boy, and Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia was one of the first “girl” characters (along with Linda Hamilton as Wonder Woman) I remember thinking was as “cool” as her male co-heroes. (I was only five—Forgive me!) Growing up, she was almost like a member of the family to me, and now as an adult I hate seeing Fisher getting bashed for something so trifling as her personal appearance. Carrie Fisher is awesome for so many reasons beyond Star Wars.
Looking for something to read? Here’s our guide to the best and biggest science-fiction and fantasy books of the month. The final volume of author Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy: in paperback today…As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".