August 9th, 2009


[links] Link salad for a Montreal Sunday

Journalist hunts for acid-spitting Mongolian death worm
— I wrote about this worm in the Lambshead Guide.

Saturn's Iapetus: Painted MoonAPOD with a space photo that shows some evidence for the objective reality of the Mainspring universe.

How myths are made — More bad science and corporate misbehavior.

Shadowplay: Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing — An animated short film.

?otD: Where is the SFWA suite today?

Body movement: n/a (conventioneering)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Eight Skilled Gentlemen by Barry Hughart

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[conventions] Worldcon, day three

Too busy to make much of a post now, either, but yesterday was brilliant. Included a lovely working lunch and a slightly less working dinner, some good paneling, some good business discussions, a cast of thousands. The most important moment of the day was attending Charles Brown's wake. Moving and sweet and sad, and I found the nerve to speak.

Off to breakfast now.

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