“The Weight of History, the Lightness of the Future” — Subterranean Press publishes a Sunspin novella. For those particularly interested in the series, this piece occurs immediately prior to the events of book one, Calamity of So Long a Life.
Is “Game of Thrones” too white? — Fantasy fiction might have racial problems, but they’re just a reflection of America’s broader battles. Saladin Ahmed at Salon.
Ever the Reluctant Warrior, I Take Up My Sword for Justice — Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad) — Self-publishing and kids. Interesting. (Via my Dad.)
Tungurahua Erupts — Wow. Just wow. This photo…
A universe without purpose — New revelations in science have shown what a strange and remarkable universe we live in.
Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage — Disgusting. See my comment yesterday about how conservative positions affect people personally.
I trust government more than insurance companies — The government has at least a theoretical interest in keeping its citizens healthy and productive. The government is accountable to the voters and taxpayers, that is, to us. Insurance companies have only one interest — profit. And they are essentially accountable to no one. Yep, market-based solutions for the win!
Debunking Canadian health care myths — It is becoming increasingly more difficult to dispute the fact that Canada spends less money on health care to get better outcomes. That would be a little something we call a “fact”. If you’re a conservative opposed to healthcare reform, then pretty much by definition you’re unaware of and/or impervious to the existence of these “facts”.
A widening gender gap boosts Obama over Romney — Oddly enough, if your party declares war on women, women don’t like it that much… No one could have predicted this!
?otd: Where did you come from, where did you go?
Writing time yesterday: 6.5 hours (Reviewing existing draft of Their Currents Turn Awry, added 1,600 words; 2.25 hours of WRPA)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.75 (solid)
Currently reading: The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling