April 10th, 2008


[sale] "The Lollygang Save the World On Accident" to Extraordinary Engines

Now it can be told. My short story "The Lollygang Save the World On Accident" has been accepted by Solaris Press for Extraordinary Engines, ed. Nick Gevers. (This was a March sale, but embargoed until the ToC announcement.)

The table of contents in all its majesty, where you can see that I am in very good company:
"Steampunch" by James Lovegrove
"Static" by Marly Youmans
"Speed, Speed the Cable" by Kage Baker
"Elementals" by Ian R. MacLeod
"Machine Maid" by Margo Lanagan
"Lady Witherspoon's Solution" by James Morrow
"Hannah" by Keith Brooke
"Petrolpunk" by Adam Roberts
"American Cheetah" by Robert Reed
"Fixing Hanover" by Jeff VanderMeer
"The Lollygang Save the World on Accident" by Jay Lake
"The Dream of Reason" by Jeffrey Ford
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[sale] "Skinhorse Goes to Mars" to PostScripts

Another announcement today, though this is fresh and unembargoed. My science fiction short story "Skinhorse Goes to Mars" has been accepted for the upcoming PostScripts double issue. (This is the one where Venus has been turned into a giant tumor. Literally.)
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[links] Link salad for a Thursday

APOD with a photo of Stickney Crater on Phobos

willyumtx sends along these amusing photo links here and here

Portable Rotary Phone — Very Get Smart, somehow. :: wants :: (Thanks to willyumtx.)

Invention of the safety pin — Where have you gone, Walter Hunt? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

The different epistemologies of science and religion — A much more concise explanation than I've been able to articulate of why religion and science are not equivalent. (Thanks to kadath.)

Occupying Iraq Is Just Like Occupying ... Alabama? — Sometimes conservatives really are too stupid to remember to keep breathing.

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[links] Link salad afternoon crouton

SFFaudio with a review of the audio release of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ]

Andrew Wheeler with some interesting observations about genre sales

nick_kaufmann is wise concerning rejection

More adventures with Zoli here and here — The meme is spreading. Dang, I might have to write one, too.

scalzi gets all prescriptivist and stuff — Alright, that's enough.

Amusing toilet paper dispensers — From Mental Floss. (Thanks to garyomaha.)

Homebrew MRI — No, really.

Weird houses — Very weird.