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I have two items on the Locus recommended reading list for 2010 — My collection from Subterranean Press, The Sky That Wraps, and my Sunspin short story from Is Anybody Out There?, “Permanent Fatal Errors“.

Optics of Thánatos — John Burridge on, among other things, talking to me about cancer and death.

Aerial ropeways: automatic cargo transport for a bargain — Courtesy of Low-tech Magazine. (Via corwynofamber.)

How Babies Know What Robots Are ThinkingNew research tells us something about infants’ theory of mind, as well as how to build robots humans instinctively recognize as sentient.

Scientists Discover Ancient Body Clock — Tick tick.

Motherlode of potential planets found: more than 1200 alien worlds![T]here could be a million Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

Egypt Stymies Republican Message MachineThe Republican strategy in the Senate this week was simple: force Democrats to consider a total repeal of President Obama’s health care law to draw attention to the fact that the president’s party still supports what Republicans believe is a wildly unpopular law. It worked like a charm, except for one problem: No one was watching. A “wildly unpopular” law that polls quite well if you ask people about what it actually does, rather than throwing out scare questions. And honestly, this couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of liars and political con men.

?otD: Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?


2/3/2011
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (3,000 new words on Sunspin book one, some WRPA.)
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (interrupted)
Weight: 252.0
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde

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