A review of The New Weird [ Powell's | Amazon ] — In which I am mention passim.
sarah_prineas on the gentle art of hand-selling one's books — With profuse comment thread.
Tolkien estate sues 'Lord of the Rings' studio over revenue — As I understood it, Tolkien sold all film rights to Saul Zaentz for a mess of pottage back in the day. Or am I completely off base?
Steam on the Mississippi — The Edge of the American West talks about the influence of the steamboat. Pay attention, you brass gogglers.
Beatles space broadcast 'risks alien attack'
Time travellers from the future 'could be here in weeks' — What took them so long? Nyuk nyuk nyuk...
Lighting Ballasts That Direct Patients — "An innovative navigation system uses optical signals from hospital lights to guide patients with traumatic brain injuries around hospitals." This is one of those "I'm living in the future" articles. Also a great source for paranoid delusion.
frankwu on Hillary's ability to preside effectively — This is the other side of the electability issue I see with her.
FBI Deputizes Private Contractors With Extraordinary Powers, Including 'Shoot to Kill' — Got civil liberties? Not if the GOP can help it.
Army Buried Study Faulting Iraq Planning — Gosh, no one could possibly have known the Iraq War could have gone the way it did. Except, oh, the Army. Which didn't tell anyone. Not even itself.
Time in saddle: 16 minutes at varying speeds (working my way back to 30 minutes due to knees being NSF last week)
Last night's weigh-out: 273.0
This morning's weigh-in: 270.6
Currently reading: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, by Leonard Shlain [ Powell's | Amazon ]