[links] Link salad flies west

Fantasy Literature likes Escapement Powell’s | Amazon ]

“The Medusa and the Snail” — If you can’t make a hell of an SF story out of this, you’re not trying.

Life’s Persistence through the BombardmentCentauri Dreams on the Late Heavy Bombardment.

Giant Lens May Be Distorting Echo of the Big Bang — I question the use of the terms “supersonic” and “subsonic” with respect to the velocity of the solar wind in a vacuum, but perhaps I am ignorant. Interesting squib in any case.

7 WTF Military Weapons You Won’t Believe They Actually Built — (Thanks to .)

Intellectual Monopolies Kill: Two Examples — (Thanks to .)

?otD: Baltimore or Baltiless?

Body movement: n/a (travel day)
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold; A Long Line of Cells by Lewis Thomas