October 18th, 2009


[links] Link salad's dam breaks open many years too soon

Jeff VanderMeer's WFC Schedule — This post is a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

Andrew Wheeler reviews The Book of Vice by Peter Sagal

Where The Wild Things Are: interview with storyboard artist Federico D’Alessandro — Via the always entertaining art blog, Drawn!.

As It Might Have Been: Hexagonal London — I am reminded of David Wingrove's Chung Kuo books.

Ockham's Broom — When a razor just isn't enough.

The Past 5,000 Years Mark a New Epoch in Human Evolution (The Weekend Feature) — Fascinating.

Worlds alien and familiar… from an alien world — A wonderful shot of Earth and Jupiter, as seen from Mars.

?otD: Is there room up on the hill?

Body movement: 15 minutes of stretching and meditation
Hours slept: 7.0
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Dragon in Chains by Daniel Fox; Demonhead by Shannon Page


[books] Madness of Flowers reviewed in Library Journal

From Library Journal:
MADNESS OF FLOWERS: “Lake’s sequel to Trial of Flowers continues the tale of a decadent and exotic city where madness and politics go hand in hand. VERDICT Award winner Lake (Mainspring; Escapement) combines steampunk eccentricities with magical realism in the style of China Miéville’s Perdido [Street] Station and Michael Swanwick’s The Iron Dragon’s Daughter.“

[child] Wit and wisdom of the Child, weekend edition

Wit and wisdom of the_child, as excerpted from conversations we had in the car driving to and from my parents' beach house this weekend.

Concerning raindrops on the windshield: "How come they don't all roll up the windshield by themselves? Why do they combine and make little rivers?"

Concerning the English language: "If we want people to learn English, why did we decide to make all these crazy words that sound alike but spell differently? Whose idea was that? Why don't we change it?"

Concerning the sky: "Oh, look at those cirrus clouds. Like souls in the sky. Souls caught in spiderwebs."