The trade paperback edition of my novel Green goes on sale this week — Maybe time for some book love?
Marissa Lingen comments on Green — Including, unusually, critiquing the dedication. Also, the comments section is interesting.
Anyone Home? — Salom Futura on last-man-on-earth stories, including my own Sunspin short “A Long Walk Home“. I find her comment about female protagonists in this subsubsubgenre mildly ironic given the prevalence of female protagonists in the Sunspin universe as a whole, albeit as she correctly points out, absent in this particular story.
Experts determine age of book ‘nobody can read’ — More fun with the Voynich manuscript. Personally, I suspect Jeff VanderMeer and a time machine.
Watching a Video Shot in 2,564 Frames per Second is Mind Numbingly Amazing — This is some intensely cool, strange stuff.
Gene tests inadvertently exposing cases of incest — Sad and strange. The sociology of medical progress.
Do Anonymous Leaks Have a Future? — Successors to WikiLeaks are springing up, but they face a range of obstacles.
Communique No. 5 Suspends Constitution, Prorogues Parliament — Juan Cole on current events in Egypt, also providing me with a new vocabulary word.
What’s good for CEOs isn’t good for America — Mitt Romney says the United States needs a president with private-sector street cred. Here’s why he’s wrong. Wasn’t part of the GOP sell job on Bush 43 that he was going to be a ‘CEO president’? Look how well that worked out. (Snurched from Dispatches From the Culture Wars.)
?otD: Ever hypnotized a chicken?
Writing time yesterday: 2.0 hours (copy edits on Endurance)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 6.0 hours (solid)
Weight: 254.2 (waaaay too good a time this weekend, not enough exercise)
Currently reading: Between books