[links] Link salad for a travel day

My short story “The American Dead” is up at Apex Digest — Some free Jay Lake fiction, go read it. (This originally appeared in Interzone issue 203.

A review of Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ]

jimvanpelt with all the dope on Alembical — Where my novella “America, Such as She Is” will be appearing, along with novellas from Jim, Bruce Taylor and Ray Vukcevich. Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, ba-bee. Some of my very best work, IMHO. (Though as my dad said upon reading the ARC, “Why do you think this is your best work?”)

In which my name is mentioned at Subterranean — On account of I sold them a novelette I forgot to announce.

APOD goes to China — The recent solar eclipse as seen over the Great Wall of China.

Arctic becomes an island as ice melts — “The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history as climate change has made it possible to circumnavigate the Arctic ice cap.” Couldn’t possibly be global warming, now, could it? Damned liberal environmentalists. (Thanks to danjite.)

Pakistani lawmaker defends honor killings — “Tribesmen bury five women alive for wanting to choose their own husbands.” Yep, the War on Terror requires a few sacrifices, doesn’t it? Good thing these guys are our allies. After all, what can possibly go wrong in a society governed by strong religious principles? (Thanks to goulo.)

And now I am off to Omaha.

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (airport walking today)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Zig Zag by José Carlos Somoza