[links] Link salad for a quiet Friday

A reader reacts to Mainspring Powell’s | Amazon thb | Audible ] — Not so much with the liking of the book.

SF Site reviews Steampunk — With some good words for my story “The God-Clown Is Near.”

Don’t miss the caption contest here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]. Usual rules apply.

on writing and selling a novel for the first time

Where Police Work Has a Tinge of Sci-Fi Minority Report, anyone? (Thanks to my dad.)

Bones of the Krayt dragon — Tracking down a Star Wars monster in real life.

Trend Blend Map — Not sure what I actually think of this, but it is interesting. (Thanks to .)

Our Mutual JoyNewsweek goes to the Bible for definitions of marriage, in the context of Proposition 8. Wish more Christians would do this. (Thanks to .)

Two Advisers Reflect on Eight Years With Bush — Clearly reality has not inconvenienced the Bush White House staff in any way. But then, we already knew that.

?otD: Who makes the windbreakers?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.2
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville