• Thinking about health

    January 27, 2015

    When I posted my Top 10 Influential Books a few weeks ago, a book I heavily considered putting on the list, but ultimately got bumped down to slot 11, was Incarceron (well, Incarceron and Sapphique, which I guess are two books, even though my mind usually merges them into one) by Catherine Fisher (have you…

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  • January Link Post

    January 23, 2015

    • In “me” news, I’m on Tumblr now! Come be amazed by all my pretty space reblogs, and maybe other stuff (eventually). • Speaking of space, here’s a Kickstarter to finance a documentary about NASA, the history of the US space program, the future of space exploration, and all sorts of fun budget-related outrage. Half…

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  • A promise to my readers

    January 19, 2015

    I’m sure everyone has heard about the disturbing events of this last October, so we definitely don’t need to rehash that. Those cases were extreme and rare, probably once-in-a-lifetime occurrences. But the unfortunate reality is that—even if it’s not to the same extent—reviewers being confronted by angry authors is a common problem that does not…

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  • Top 10 Most Influential Books

    January 8, 2015

    Awhile back, I got tagged in one of those memes that was floating around: the top ten books that have stayed with you over the years; not necessarily your favorites, but ones that influenced you. The meme instructions said “don’t think about it too much,” but I did think about it quite a bit. It’s…

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  • Life in the Misty Woods

    January 6, 2015

    I know this is incomprehensible to probably about 95% of humanity, but I’m relatively sure that I have some form of reverse-Seasonal Affective Disorder. I get unreasonably irritable, stressed and even downright sick when it’s sunny outside. Summers are misery for me, but in some ways it’s even worse when it’s sunny in the winter.…

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