[links] Link salad hangs in Beijing

Lone Star Stories Reader is now available for a free download — Check it out, and pass the word.

A map of the land of book

Ghost Coach: 1930Shorpy with railroad pr0n. More here and here.

More on the Alcubierre warp drive

The commercial future of spaceflight

Life’s constituents around M dwarfs — More coolness from Centauri Dreams.

?otD: Did you fall all the way to China?

Body movement: urban walking all day
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; The Solitudes by John Crowley