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Hugo Award Finalists — In which I am quite pleased to find my Nebula Award nominated novella, "The Stars Do Not Lie", also up for a Hugo in the Best Novella category.

Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction — Joan Slonczewski comments.

The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut — (Snurched Steve Buchheit.)

A reader reacts to "Rolling Steel" — A short story by me and [info]calendula_witch.

Peeps: Pick your favorite diorama

When Harry Met Paris: Beck's Métro MapLast week, Harry Beck finally got his blue plaque. The house where the designer of the iconic London Tube map spent his first years is now marked by a memorial sign - and unlike English Heritage's other plaques, the one affixed to 14 Wesley Road in Leyton (East London) is the font used on London Underground maps.

Web recognition system can identify spider species automaticallyIt's like handwriting recognition for spider webs.

Mystery of Desert 'Fairy Circles' Solved, Creators Found

Multiple Vaccinations on Same Day Does Not Raise Autism Risk — Amazing what you can learn when you listen to evidence instead of ideology.

What's Behind Spike in Gulf Coast Dolphin Attacks?Dead—and sometimes mutilated—dolphins have been turning up recently.

US Navy ship removed from Philippine reef; US to be fined for damage to World Heritage site — The story of how this ship grounded in the first place contains some amazing arrogance on the part of the US Navy.

Forgotten US Airship Crash Recalled 80 Years Later

A Tolerable ConversationSo when Orson Scott Card and his supporters accuse detractors of intolerance and hypocrisy, for example, Card’s claim has no standing. He actively advocated in support of Prop 8. He serves on the board of NOM, an organization the purpose of which is to prevent the legalization of homosexual marriage. It is he who has been intolerant. Dear conservative, Christianist America: declining to accept and support your bigotry doesn't count as intolerance towards you, no matter how much you crave the self-valorization of victimhood.

The Next Republican President and the “Republican Carter” — If the GOP keeps digging ever deeper into the fever swamp that is right wing America, there will be no next Republican president.

QotD?: Are you going to read the nominees?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (con time)
Hours slept: 8.0 hours (solid)
Body movement: 0.0 hours (overslept, but plenty of con walking to come)
Weight: n/a (away from home)
Number of FEMA troops on my block building solar arrays to undermine the American fossil fuel industry: 0
Currently reading: Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett

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