[links] Link salad knows it’s time, sees the sign

Making Light reminds us that the Viable Paradise application window is closing — If you’re interested, get those manuscripts in.

A French review of Jade (neé Green en Anglais) — It seems rather favorable. (The review is below the book description.)

A reader reacts to my novel Rocket Science — He likes it.

@chivalrybean with a JayCon report — A nice write-up.

Pride and Prejudice — Ta-Nehisi Coates on V.S. Naipaul and learning from writers we can’t agree with. We don’t get to choose our teachers. If you’re going to be an artist, or a thinker, or even a full person, you better be able to make yourself into something more than the shadow of someone else’s bankrupt philosophies. You better be more than an obvious and predictable reaction. A difficult topic, and one our own field has in the past few years largely failed to handle with any nuance or wisdom.

Lucas imprisoned while an impostor made the prequels. — Hahahahahah.

A Last Landing for Space Shuttle Endeavour — Another stunning photo from APOD.

Making Work — Slacktivist Fred Clark with more on unemployment in America.

The Palinization of America — Yeah, well. Welcome to Republican America.

Palin Says She Didn’t Err on Paul Revere — Apparently the Palin followers are in a Wiki edit war on the Paul Revere page. Conservatives, now literally rewriting history to match their counterfactual fixations. And you guy wonder why us in the reality-based community think you’re nuts? (Thanks to my Dad.)

Sarah Palin’s tour a rolling menace — Ah, here’s that common touch for which she is so beloved.

Everything Is Political — Paul Krugman on Republican litmus tests. As usual with Republican ideas, not reality-based.

Our News and their News — Juan Cole with a very thought-provoking comparison of American news and Mideast news. Your Liberal Media my ass.

?otD: How far to the point of know return?

Writing time yesterday: 1.25 hours (300 words to finish a short piece, plus WRPA)
Body movement: 35-minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 7.0 hours (solid)
Weight: n/a
Currently (re)reading: A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin