2013 Locus Recommended Reading List — Including my Audible.com novella, “Rock of Ages”.
Editor’s Desk: Support Jay Lake — Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld talks about me and my medical travails.
Are You Pooping Wrong? — (Via David Goldman.)
Henning Mankell: chronicler of his own decline — After years of exploring Sweden’s darkest fears in his fiction, the creator of Wallander faces his own anxiety after being diagnosed with cancer. He will now chart his illness in a newspaper column. (Via Cora Buhlert.)
Smeared Skies Made from Hundreds of Stacked Photographs by Matt Molloy — “Timestack”. Now there’s a word. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)
Brain-Dead Texas Woman’s Family May Have To Pay For The Cost Of Keeping Her On Life Support — It’s not guaranteed that Texas will actually change the arcane state law that allows hospitals to override women’s end-of-life wishes if they are pregnant. And it’s unclear who exactly will be responsible for paying the medical bills that resulted from Muñoz’s hospital stay, which stretched on for about nine weeks.
Reagan and the occult — Ronald Reagan had an interest in lucky numbers and newspaper horoscopes. Less known is that a certain scholar of occult philosophy had a lifelong influence on the 40th president of the United States. Uh, yeah. (Snurched from Slacktivist Fred Clark.)
Even the top 1% is disgusted by Tom Perkins — However, on the issue of economic equality in particular, I must part ways with Mr. Perkins as well as some of my other colleagues in the business community who subscribe to his simplistic, almost childlike point of view regarding the factors that are driving the emerging debate on inequality.
?otD: What is your birth year in the Chinese system?
Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (fitful)
Body movement: n/a (post-operative)
Weight: n/a (traveling)
Number of FEMA troops on my block inventing polar vortices: 0
Currently reading: n/a