The New Space Opera 2. (ed Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, Eos 2009) — A review that
I think is a reprint, maybe but says some very nice things about my Sunspin story, “To Raise a Mutiny Betwixt Yourselves”.
Flaccidity — Scrivener’s Error (a publishing lawyer’s blog) on the legal arguments for and against fanfic. Oddly, I’m more likely to believe a lawyer with domain expertise than an impassioned defender or detractor from somewhere on the Internet.
Ensley Furnace: 1906 — There’s coal-fired steampunk hell.
To Join the ‘Galactic Club’ — Centauri Dreams on the Fermi Paradox.
Giant airplane-mounted telescope sees first light! — This is cool on a number of levels. Man do I want to go up in this thing, though.
The Stigmatization Of Bush-Blaming — …it really is true that the economic and budgetary problems we’re facing were inherited from the previous administration. What’s false is the Republican effort to imply that Obama caused the problems — an argument that collapses upon the slightest empirical pressure Facts are hard, let’s blame Obama instead. There, feel better?
Memorial Day — The Right is outraged that Obama is sending Biden to Arlington National Cemetery for a Memorial Day wreath laying. Never mind that Reagan missed the same event four times in his presidency. This is like the “feet on the desk” photo. Ordinary behaviors of prior Republican presidents are mortal insults when done by a black Democrat. Facts are hard, conservative outrage is easy. Politics 101.
Glenn Beck smears Obama’s 11-year-old daughter — Glenn Beck, who repeatedly and angrily tells his alleged persecutors to “leave the families alone,” spent a good chunk of his radio program this morning mocking and attacking the intelligence of President Obama’s 11-year-old daughter, Malia. Stay classy, conservative America. It’s what you do best.
?otD: What’s up, doc?
Writing time yesterday: none (chemo exhaustion)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 9.25 (solid)
This morning’s weigh-in: 231.6
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 8/10 (fatigue)
Currently (re)reading: The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett