The Fantasy Novelists Exam — I think Green only fails one of these questions, and even then it's more in the letter than in the spirit. (Via barbarienne.)
Why steampunk is important — This may be one of the more sensible things I've seen written on this topic. (Thanks to tenacious_snail.)
Is the ebook the new hardback? — Publishers are speculating that they might amplify pre-paperback word of mouth by giving away digital editions. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error, who has a lot to say about this.)
Genetic Secret to AIDS Immunity Found — Research offers insights into how some HIV-positive people are able to avoid the full-blown disease. Huh. Interesting. "HIV controllers". And in population terms, this is biodiversity in action.
Dead Quasar Leaves Ghost Behind — One of the most ravenous beasts in the universe has evidently died, leaving behind an optical echo of its former self.
Bacteria 'R' Us — The number of bacterial species in the human gut is estimated to be about 40,000. It is to boggle. (Via bram452.)
Bearing fruit — Slacktivist on the eschatology of Tea Party voters, and the role of Left Behind in their current ethos.
1978 Letter from Douglas Fraser Resigning from the Labor-Management Group — A fascinating piece of political and labor history that is also startlingly honest.
Christian Nation: The Other Fundamentalist Perspective, Part 4 — Ed Brayton quotes Christian historian Gregg Frazer on the roots of the Constitution. Interesting stuff.
Writing time yesterday: 1.5 hours (3,300 new words, to 14,400 words on Kalimpura — another full Lake and to spare)
Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.5 hours (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo/post-op stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, emotional distress)
Currently reading: Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold