For those of you with an NPR station (or an interest in hearing it on their Web site at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5383465) their Story Corps feature this morning featured two F-to-M transsexuals talking about their experiences. It was fascinating, both listening to them as individuals and thinking in wider sense about what they were saying about gender, and for us writers, characterization.
Tangent Online reviews my story "The American Dead," along with Bear's "Wane" and some other fine work.
Seriously. Go check this out. Video from the Huygens probe.
Tonight or tomorrow I'll close the teddy bear gun contest, so go put your entry in now!
John McLoughlin's The Helix and the Sword, Tor, 1984, [ abebooks.com ] is one of my favorite novels, and I'm not sure it ever got the attention it deserved. Stunning imagination, interesting story, and bizarro tech (muscle-powered spaceships with walnut hulls, for example). I highly recommend it.