This week, Tor.com ran a pair of collaborative stories by me and , with an accompanying article by and an art blog post from Irene Gallo. The stories: “The Starship Mechanic” and “Looking For Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder”
Post a Story for Haiti — Crossed Genres hosts a writerly fundraiser for Haiti. My piece is here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]
I nominated @MatchesMalone for a Shorty Award in humor — He’s a very funny guy on Twitter. If you Tweet, check him out, as well as other possible Shorty nominees.
Contagious cancer: The evolution of a killer — Some fascinating stuff here, even if you don’t share my particular focus on this issue. Among other things, story fodder for you writer types.
The physics of space battles
Voice of the ancients — Hahahahahahahaha. Hippie nonsense. Hahahahahahahaha. This is hilariously snarky.
“Cheating on your wife is a deal breaker for Republican voters — but only if you’re a Democrat.” — Ah, yes, the vaunted intellectual and moral consistency of American conservatives.
Making out is its own reward — Roger Ebert on, among other things, the history of college sex. (And though it’s not his point, the piece also presents a very clear example of why people like me tend to assume sheer bugfuckery is the default position of conservative thought.) Ebert is a hell of a writer, how did I not know about him all these years?
Into the Closet — A question now is whether the opponents of same-sex marriage can plausibly claim, as their court papers have sought to do, that they face threats to their lives and property comparable to those faced by civil rights workers in the Deep South in the 1950s and 1960s. Ah, the conservative cult of victimization. People working assiduously to victimize others, who then try to claim their own rights are imperiled. Um, no. Sorry, conservative America. Could you at least pretend to stand up for your beliefs, especially while cramming them down the throats of an unwilling nation? And yes, I suppose it’s progress when conservatives are self-aware enough to be ashamed of their bigotry instead of proud of it. (Thanks to Scrivener’s Error.)
?otD: Manet or Monet?
Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 6.0
This morning’s weigh-in: 226.2
Currently reading: Bangkok 8
by John Burdett