The First 10 Pages: Science Fiction & Fantasy Boot Camp: 3/26/13 – 3/28/13 — Starting today, I’m co-teaching an online course from Writers Digest University on novel beginnings. This will led by writer (and friend) Phil Athans, with assistance from agent Carlie Webber and myself.
Nerd Nite #1: Sex, Dying, and the FUTURE! — A reminder, I’ll be talking about cancer and genomics this evening in Portland.
Cool dam — Speculative landscape?
How best to clean out satellites before they become space garbage — Looking at options for quick and safe de-orbiting.
Marketing Deal Gives a Small Town an Identity Crisis — Dish, baby. (Thanks to Dad.)
Unfit for Work — The startling rise of disability in America. Speaking as someone who will have to go on disability for a while as I near end-of-life with my cancer, this piece misses a lot of the point. (Via Steve Buchheit.)
What If There Had Been Weapons Programs in Iraq? — Not that there were. (Facts not valid for FOX News viewers and other willful idiots.) Of course, as any Republican can tell you, presidential lies about trillion dollar wars of choice are much less important that presidential lies about blow jobs.
QotD?: What are you going to learn today?
Writing time yesterday: 0.25 hours (WRPA)
Hours slept: 8.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.5 hours (stationary bike)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett