July 18th, 2008

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[links] Link salad for a Friday

A review of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] — Not so much with the liking, this one.

Amazon.com interviews Stephen Hunt — Author of the truly awesome Court of the Air. Gratuitous drive-by mention of my description of the novel: “If Charles Dickens and Jack Vance had ever collaborated, they might have written this book…a collision between English letters and the hard-edged vision of grunge fantasy.” Plus loads of steampunky goodness. Fantasy Book Critic has more.

xkcd on literary criticism

Air travel poses weighty problem for musicians with big instruments — Huh. Obvious in retrospect, but, huh.

Researchers have controlled the position of a single electron in a silicon circuit. — This will change one or two things. Personally, I’m excited about the implications for management of power requirements and waste heat.

NASA’s Deep Impact probe films Earth as an alien world — Cool stuff. Very cool. (Hat tip to Bad Astronomy Blog.)


7/18/08
Time in saddle: 6 minutes
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 248.6
Currently reading: n/a

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