A couple of things of interest that I'm too preoccupied to write about at length:
BBC Radio is beginning a science fiction festival (or 'season' in English) across the three channels that broadcast radio drama. All will be available using the 'Listen Again' facility for about a week after initial broadcast. Much of interest, but I'm particularly intrigued by the dramatization of Iain M. Banks's 'State of the Art' on March 5, and a probably disappointing laff riot called 'Bring Me the Head of Philip K. Dick', on March 8 ("The android head of Philip K. Dick is on the loose and wreaking havoc.")
... the last of Roman Slocom's books I could find is a collection of photos of badly injured Japanese women taken in trauma centres and hospitals, with suggestions that they suffered these injuries during violent sexual encounters. If that doesn't give you the raging heebie-jeebies, well, I guess we'll just have to go our separate ways.