October 7th, 2007


[links] Links Salad, never never on a Sunday

Sally Forth on the fine art of the novel

Get Fuzzy on the conservative denial fuse

The top 10 unintentionally worst company URLs

Human-animal cybrids — Paging Dr. Moreau.

America's best new whiskeys — In Oregon? Hey, we've already got beer and lawn grass covered!

Space Age lunch boxes

Speaking of whiskey — 1922 photo of moonshiner's car after a bust.

Batman, language demigod

The most important psychology experiment that's never been done

Innumeracy, cultural relativism, and you — This post about innumeracy is a lot more interesting than I had expected. Draws a comparison between Pirahã innumeracy with respect to arithmetic and modern American innumeracy with respect to statistics.

Teh Holiez Bibul — Too damned much of a not-so-good thing.

Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush — NYT Magazine on the Bush White House.

An Exit Toward Soul-Searching: As Bush Staffers Leave, Questions About Legacy Abound — WAPO on the Bush White House.

[audio] Podcast updated 2007-10-07

There's a new podcast up today. This is me reading "Iron Heaven" at Nippon 2007. This story originally appeared in Intracities, edited by michaeljasper review here ]. It was recently reprinted in The River Knows Its Own Wheatland Press ]. I may post the text of "Iron Heaven" as my next piece of online free fiction.

RSS feed is here or here, depending on which one your reader likes better. The iTunes feed is here. You can also simply search for "Jay Lake" or "Lakeshore" in the iTunes store, under the Podcast category.

[writing] In which the writer conducts writing avoidance by, erm, writing

Ok, so I owe... :: counts on fingers :: ...two novellas and four short stories, and I'm supposed to be writing Black Tulip this month. So what did I do today? I wrote a 5,000 word spec story called "Human Error." Hard sf at that, not exactly my core specialty.

This is hard to complain about. The idea was there, I wanted to explore it, I wanted to test the New Model Process in a different literary form. Yadda yadda yadda, bitch bitch bitch.