A reader reacts to my Sunspin short story “Torquing Vacuum” — Which is mildly ironic because in yesterday’s writing work session, I was cribbing furiously from the manuscript of “Torquing Vacuum” to get some stuff right in the book.
First RWA meeting, and Suhalia Salimpour — Cassie Alexander on, among other things, seeing yourself as a working author. Good thoughts on the transition from aspiration to pro-dom.
Voyager and the Will to Explore — Centauri Dreams on spacecraft longevity.
Close Encounters of the Buddhist Kind — An exclusive look inside a booming multibillion-dollar, evangelical, global Thai cult. Strange days indeed, but certainly no stranger than American megachurch evangelical Christianity. (Via Freakonomics.)
The Chiltern Hundreds — Ah, the bizarre arcana of British law.
Clarence Thomas failed to report wife’s income, watchdog says — Conservatives are against activist judges, but love them unethical judges. So long as they vote right. Hint: What would Your Liberal Media, and the radio/tv talking heads, do with this story if it were the wife of a leading liberal jurist? (Via shsilver.)
?otD: What’s the place you’ve visited most but never lived in?
Writing time yesterday: 2.25 hours (2,700 new words on Sunspin book one, WRPA.)
Body movement: 30 minutes on stationary bike
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Currently reading: One of Our Thursdays Is Missing by Jasper Fforde