August 20th, 2008

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[stories] “Fingers From the Hand of God”

I am proofing Cucurbital, the chapbook from Paper Golem Press in which will appear my short story, “Fingers From the Hand of God.” I have fallen in love with my opening line all over again.

Randolfo watched the sun glitter on the rim of the ocean, a vast orange
jewel bright and hard as a moneylender’s eye.

Being a writer is so cool.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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[links] Link salad for a hump day

If You Could Change Any Aspect of The Science Fiction Field, What Would it Be? — A rather interesting installment of SF Signal’s “Mind Meld” group interview series.

Cartoon skeletons — See also here for a different treatment of the same concept. (Thanks to danjite.)

Technology’s Toll on Privacy and SecurityScientific American on the dangers of transparency. (Thanks to lt260.)

Mummified remains from 1948 plane crash identified — Real life CSI. Took longer than 42 minutes, though. (Thanks to lt260.)

Student inventor creates £20 wind turbine out of scrap for developing world — Paging Tom Swift to the patent office. Kind of cool, actually. (Snurched from Gizmodo.)


8/20/08
Time in saddle: n/a (45 minute brisk walk)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Avatar by Poul Anderson

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.