June 1st, 2008


[links] Link salad Sunday serving

June, 2008 ToC announced for Jim Baen's Universe — Including my novelette "Last Plane to Heaven", about mercenaries in Outer Mongolia and a mysterious visitor from space.

The Patent Room on trains — This one's for garyomaha and kevinstandlee especially, but the rest of you retrofuturists might enjoy that site as well.

Phoenix lander pictures suggest Martian ice — Cool beans! Where's my canals?

Who needs sex when you can steal DNA? — If that's not SFnal, I don't know what is. (Snurched from wtf_nature.)

Scientists warn of rising Pacific Coast acidity — A result of climate change, it seems. Even the damned oceans are participating in Al Gore's liberal propaganda!

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night's weigh-out: 0
This morning's weigh-in: 263.7
Currently reading: The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]


[cancer] Prank calls from Mother Nature

Not to be indelicate, but what used to be the middle of my colon is now attached to the business end of things. We're still learning to get along, my edited colon and me. Right now nature calls as often as once per hour. The problem is at least half the time, they're prank calls. I think that my colon and my rectum have not yet concluded negotiations as to a modus vivendi.

While this is deeply annoying, it is far less annoying than cancer.

In other news, bjcooper is raising funds for a cancer relay, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Go drop her a little coin, if you have any extra. I did.