November 19th, 2013


[links] Link salad walks along and wonders

Chilly temperatures foster cancer growth in miceAnd we've been doing a lot of cancer studies at lower temperatures. (Via Dratz is Old.)

Sceith Ailm’s Beautiful Lord of the Rings Themed Tarot Cards — Wow, these are cool. (Via Lisa Costello.)

Black Swallower — Ick. (Via Daily Idioms, Annotated.)

Rapture prophets can’t celebrate 50th anniversaries — The wishful thinking and willful ignorance of Christianists. Sadly for all of us, idiocy like this drives much of one of our major political parties.

On Suicide and Guns — Ah, the magic of causal links. Sigh.

The Case of Renisha McBrideI believe that we live in a country that justifies killing in response to someone "banging" on your door. I hope I am wrong. It is sickening to believe myself right. It is sickening to see a polite society submit to gun law.

Official releasing what appears to be original court file authorizing NSA to conduct sweeps

NBC journalist says live on air: ‘Someone should sh*t in Sarah Palin’s mouth’ — To say I don’t think much of the standard bearer for the Dunning-Kruger wing of the GOP’s Tea Party astroturf subsidiary is a vast understatement, but, um, this? No. She deserves basic social respect, regardless of the fact that she holds none for others. (Via David Goldman.)

?otD: Why?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (chemo brain)
Hours slept: 7.5 hours (solid)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Weight: 240.0
Number of FEMA troops on my block closing down donut shops: 0
Currently reading: n/a (chemo brain)


[publishing] 2013 Bibliography

I may have missed one or two things, but here is my 2013 fiction bibliography, for your information, and by request, for award consideration. As my illness slows me down, this grows ever thinner of course. I will amend this list as needed.


Kalimpura, Tor Books, 2013 — Book three of the Green trilogy


Hook Agonistes”, with Seanan McGuire, Subterranean Online, Fall, 2013 — A collaborative story of future human enslavement and an unlikely messiah

Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh, Prime Books — Horror or contemporary dark fantasy, depending on your perspective

“Rock of Ages”, METAtropolis: Green Space, ed. Jay Lake and Ken Scholes, — Selected by editor Gardner Dozois for Year’s Best Science Fiction 31


“You Will Attend Until Beauty Awakens”, Clockwork Fairy Tales, ed. Stephen L. Antczak and James C. Bassett, ROC — A retelling of "Sleeping Beauty"

A Stranger Comes to Kalimpura”, Subterranean Online, Spring, 2013 — A Green story set long after the events of the novels

Short Stories

“King of the Kingless”, Hex in the City, ed. Kerrie L. Hughes, Fiction River — One of my Portland wizards stories

“Spendthrift”, Coins of Chaos, ed. Jennifer Brozek, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing — WWII and zombies in New Guinea

“Monsters in the Mountains at the Edge of the World”, That Is Not Dead: Historical Lovecraft, ed. Darrell Schweitzer, PS Publishing — Romans vs Chinese vs Cthulhoid horrors in ancient Samarkand