[links] Link salad listens for that high, lonesome sound

Fantasy interviews and me — See also our new story, “In the Emperor’s Garden“.

Steampunk: 20 Core TitlesMainspring makes the Library Journal list. Huzzah!

In case you missed it, “The vorpal copy editor” [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — For the record, I love my copy editors. They do an immense amount to ensure my art and craft reach you, the reader, as I intended rather than as I hath sometimes wrought. But copy edits are still weird, at the best of times.

From the department of overnight reacharounds, yesterday’s post on “Privileging the extroverts” [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — This has developed a fascinating, thoughtful comment thread, especially on the LiveJournal side. If you’re interested in this topic, very much worth the read.

with a sympathy shave — I love my friends.

Searching for Another Earth — More exoplanetary goodness. Interestingly, contrast the presentation of this Technology Review story with that of Centauri Dreams on the same topic.

“My hovercraft is full of eels” — In how many languages? (Thanks to .)

Would you volunteer to eat school lunch every day to prove a point? This teacher did. — (Thanks to .)

?otD: Where is she going when she follows you down for the kill?

Writing time yesterday: 60 minutes
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.5 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 230.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 5/10 (shedding day)
Currently reading: [between books]