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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-09-02 04:54
Subject: [links] Link salad for a travel day
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Tags:books, culture, mainspring, personal, politics, religion, reviews, science, stories

My short story “The American Dead” is up at Apex Digest — Some free Jay Lake fiction, go read it. (This originally appeared in Interzone issue 203.

A review of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ]

jimvanpelt with all the dope on Alembical — Where my novella “America, Such as She Is” will be appearing, along with novellas from Jim, Bruce Taylor and Ray Vukcevich. Starred review in Publisher’s Weekly, ba-bee. Some of my very best work, IMHO. (Though as my dad said upon reading the ARC, “Why do you think this is your best work?”)

In which my name is mentioned at Subterranean — On account of I sold them a novelette I forgot to announce.

APOD goes to China — The recent solar eclipse as seen over the Great Wall of China.

Arctic becomes an island as ice melts — “The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history as climate change has made it possible to circumnavigate the Arctic ice cap.” Couldn’t possibly be global warming, now, could it? Damned liberal environmentalists. (Thanks to danjite.)

Pakistani lawmaker defends honor killings — “Tribesmen bury five women alive for wanting to choose their own husbands.” Yep, the War on Terror requires a few sacrifices, doesn’t it? Good thing these guys are our allies. After all, what can possibly go wrong in a society governed by strong religious principles? (Thanks to goulo.)

And now I am off to Omaha.


9/2/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (airport walking today)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: Zig Zag by José Carlos Somoza

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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J.K.Richárd: ONOZ!
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-09-02 12:02 (UTC)
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Keyword:ONOZ!
I think I spot a new piece of land up there... *plant flag* "I claim this land in the name of MINEZ!"
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2008-09-02 13:40 (UTC)
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>>And now I am off to Omaha.<<

So it's come to this. Omaha trips have been downgraded to a mere footnote in larger posts. No longer worthy of their own post or -- more to the point -- that glorious "running icon" Jay-on-the-road userpic that I love so much.

::weep::
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russ: watchmen
User: goulo
Date: 2008-09-02 14:07 (UTC)
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Keyword:watchmen
Soon it will be in a small font the same color as the background, saying "I may or may not be going to some place whose name is not worth mentioning. Actually I can't even remember the name of the place."
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Dave Thompson
User: krylyr
Date: 2008-09-02 15:55 (UTC)
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Wow, that was a fast turnaround from Apex!
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Christopher Kastensmidt
User: ckastens
Date: 2008-09-03 00:02 (UTC)
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Really enjoyed the American Dead story! Thanks for the link.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-03 01:17 (UTC)
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Thank you!
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User: myaineko.blogspot.com
Date: 2008-09-03 00:42 (UTC)
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Jay, great story. I read it originally in volume one of Strahan's new BEST OF. It seems that the story has more and more to say to us as time goes by....

Thanks again for the wonderful writing tips and conversation at Denver! :-)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-09-03 01:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you very much. And you're welcome...
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