[links] Link salad has 300 children

Big old pile of reviews of my work — At Fantasy Literature.

That Jay Lake Fellow — A very nice plug from Lawrence M. Schoen for The Sky That Wraps.

Genre writers on their own works — I am included in SF Signal‘s latest Mind Meld.

The church and homosexuality — My friend daveraines asks about LGBT experiences of Christians. This one’s worth commenting on, I think, if you have something to say about this.

Mandates and Moral Calculus — Ta-Nehisi Coates with some interesting thoughts on the Tennessee fire story. (See also the substantial comment thread on this topic in yesterday’s link salad.)

Cantor On Gov Shutdown: ‘We Don’t Want To Be Seen As A Bunch Of Yahoos’ — Wow. Self-awareness from the GOP leadership. What’s next? World peace?

?otD: What’s your favorite story of yours? Or mine?

Writing time yesterday: 1 hour
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 4.5 hours (lousy)
This morning’s weigh-in: 241.2
Yesterday’s chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (post-op pain, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Exile Kiss by George Alec Effinger