Coming Soon: “Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction” — A project of which I was a part. I provided the chapter on steampunk. Unfortunately, I did not inquire as to the stable of my co-authors.
Jay Lake and Austin Sirkin in Conversation — Locus with a podcast recorded last spring at ICFA. We talk steampunk, mostly.
We are here to protect you. We are here to protect you from the terrible secret of Seanans. —
On Being an Octopus — Diving Deep in Search of the Human Mind. (Thanks to AH.)
Fresh-Squeezed: 1951 — Mmm. Oranges.
What We Think Martians Look Like: Photos — Some classic images.
Can “Infinite Variation” Be Mass-Produced Using 3-D Printing? — Shapeways looks to software to bring down production costs and time to market in its 3-D printing factory in New York City.
Rep. Marc Veasey condemns racist remarks by Dallas Republican activist — “I’m going to be real honest with you, the Republican Party doesn’t want black people to vote if they’re going to vote 9-to-1 for Democrats,” [Tea Party Republican] Ken Emanuelson said. Are you proud of your Republican Party?
IMF ‘to admit mistakes’ in handling Greek debt crisis and bailout — Wait? What? Austerity isn’t the answer to everything? Clearly we need more tax cuts!
“Yes Virginia, There Are Death Panels”: Limbaugh Exploits Child Transplant Patient To Revive Obamacare Myth — Because conservatives lie. Constantly and knowingly. That’s what happens when truth and reality aren’t ever on your side.
Obama says GOP obstruction of nominations is ‘unprecedented.’ What if he’s right? — Republicans deny that their obstructionism is unprecedented. As it happens, though, there is a set of actual facts we can look at to try to determine who is right.
QotD?: When is your birthday?
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (WRPA editing and revising “Hook Agonistes”)
Hours slept: 6.75 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (feet hurt)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block creating tornados for political distraction: 0
Currently reading: Making Money by Terry Pratchett