[links] Link salad for a windy Wednesday

A reader reacts to Escapement Powell’s | Amazon ] — I think she liked it.

Green Man Review covers the audiobook METAtropolis [iTunes]

The Guardian reviews Steampunk — I am mentioned favorably and in good company.

“The Great Chrononaut Halls of Wonder” at wicked fair — In which I sponsor an art contest.

on Memory as Story and Narrative — Fascinating post.

Scriveners Error continues to discuss the publishing squeeze

The linguistic diversity of aboriginal Europe — A fascinating article from Language Log. Even if you’re not a language geek, worth reading for its (unintentional) discussion of worldbuilding viz cultural radiation, population density and isolation, and linguistic evolution.

Centauri Dreams with more on brown dwarfs in the local neighborhood — This continues to be of significant interest to me with respect to Sunspin.

Air Traffic Control Towers Go From Bad to Worse — Mmm. Regulation is bad, yep. Very bad. Except even Republicans have to fly.

A rare peek at Homeland Security’s files on travelers — (Thanks to .)

More Groups Than Thought Monitored in Police Spying — Just remember citizen, the innocent have nothing to fear. Conservatives brought back this kind of police spying on ordinary citizens, so be sure to thank a conservative in your life! (Snurched from .)

?otD: Who cusses out the custodians?

Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning’s weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

One thought on “[links] Link salad for a windy Wednesday

  1. "Orange Mike" Lowrey says:

    We Quakers have mostly become resigned to the idea that since we advocate peace, we get monitored by “anti-terrorism” units, “Red squads” and the like. Of course, you’ve gotta watch out for those peacenik nuns, too; heck, I personally know one of them who was the Socialist Party candidate for Vice-President a while back: pacifist and a red!

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