Midwest Book Review covers small presse releases, including the Fairwood Press release of my single-title novella, The Specific Gravity of Grief — Cancer is a vile mistress for many in life. “The Specific Gravity of Grief” is a combination of novel and memoir from Jay Lake as he combines his own experience with cancer into a novel which he relays as a life not quite his own, but telling his story. “The Specific Gravity of Grief” is a thoughtful take on the cancer story and the grief that follows the loss to the disease, highly recommended. (Via tbclone47.)
AUDIO REVIEW: The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 Edited by Allan Kaster — SF Signal, with a lukewarm mention of my short story, “On the Human Plan”.
yuki_onna with a great question about male sexuality — She asks men to objectively describe their experiences of orgasm. All kinds of interesting things in comments. And to state the obvious, this link is NSFW, in that it will trigger keyword filters.
Rare Roman helmet goes to auction — An amazing find in Britain. (Via corwynofamber.)
Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus — APOD channels Maxfield Parrish.
The Fool’s Cap Map of the World — A mighty strange late 16th century map from Strange Maps.
Geocentrism? Seriously? — For those times in your life when Creationism and Intelligent Design just aren’t stupid enough. Although Bad Astronomy says a number of interesting things about geocentrism in this post.
Hybrids May Thrive Where Parents Fear to Tread — (Thanks to Dad.)
[GOP Senate candidate] Angle on why she pulled out of debate she asked for: “We wanted an informed electorate” — The sad part is that statement probably makes sense to her voting base.
?otD: What’s your favorite city?
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (Sekrit Projekt, 1,800 words)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 (interrupted)
This morning’s weigh-in: 251.2
Yesterday’s chemo stress index: 2/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently reading: Worldshaker by Richard Harland