[links] Link salad heads toward Seattle

I am reading and signing at University Books in Seattle — This evening, Friday, July 24 at 7 pm. For those of you who are fans of , she will be there. I’ll also be attending the Clarion West party later tonight.

A medium-warm review of Green Powell’s | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]

Mari Kurisato on writers who twitter — Including me and .

Star Wars and Dune — Hmmm… (Snurched from Dark Roasted Blend.)

30 classic album covers in Lego — From the dept of people with too much time on their hands. Cool stuff. (Thanks to .)

An amazing tattoo — Yes, work safe. (Thanks to .)

Artificial Brain Ten Years Away From Reality — Hmm. Then will we all have prosthetic foreheads to wear upon our real heads?

10 reasons I know the Apollo 11 moon landing was faked — Hahahah! (Snurched from Bad Astronomy.)

Habitable Exomoons Should Be Detectable — Wow, just wow.

Evolution Could Explain Cancer Relapse MysteryEvolution may explain why treated tumors sometimes spread more aggressively than untreated ones. Fascinating. (Resulting medical advances not valid if you are a Creationist or an IDiot.)

?otD: Who’s Attle, and why do I want to go see them?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning’s weigh-in: 222.2
Currently reading: The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks; Stupid Quest by C.S. Inman

One thought on “[links] Link salad heads toward Seattle

  1. tetar says:

    Been a Dune booster ever since I read it ages ago, and recognized STAR WARS as an almost direct rip-off. Years later, when David Lynch (?) was chosen to direct a filmed DUNE, (with Sting!), he bitterly complained at the time that everything they tried to envision from the book, “has already been stolen by George Lucas for STAR WARS.” He was right, it was very difficult for him to make DUNE without being sued by STAR WARS lawyers for infringement of intellectual property. (That’s right, STAR WARS lawyers, and who was this Hank Furbot guy anyway?) A slight comeuppance of sorts was delivered by none other than THE SIMPSONS in an episode where Bart & Lisa visit Skywalker Ranch and meet Lucas, who gets inspired and, to end their interview, says, “I feel like writing; quick, to the video store!”

    It isn’t ironic or even a funny line in Hollywood.

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