Holy Moses! Too Many Links!


William Gibson: how I wrote Neuromancer

John Chu – Stuff I Want People To Read

Kameron Hurley:Traditional Publishing, Non-Compete Clauses & Rights Grabs

Kameron Hurley: The Sad Economics of Writing Short Fiction

Kameron Hurley:On Kindness and Conventions

On Conventions and the People that Make them Great

Strange Horizons:The 2015 Readers’ Poll Winners

Terribleminds: 25 More Hard Truths About Writing And Publishing

Terribleminds: Some Thoughts For You Mid-Career Writers Out There

Terribleminds: Self-care for writers

“note to self” by science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler

5 Signs Your Story is Sexist

How Do You Like Your Science Fiction? Ten Authors Weigh In On ‘Hard’ vs. ‘Soft’ SF

The Expanded Universe: Character-Driven Narrative or, How to Make Fictional People Do All the Work, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Food and Fiction (Worldbuilding)

How To Keep Writing When No One Gives A Shit

My publishing journey: Ten things I believe about writing

Online “Best of 2015” Book Lists (A list of lists!) 

Kate Elliot is doing a Worldbuilding Wednesday series

Tackling the Dreaded Bio

Author Etiquette: Author Care – The BAD side of Creativity

The Science Fiction Writer’s Hierarchy of Doubt


Powerful Women Buried at Stonehenge

Human Brain’s Bizarre Folding Pattern Re-Created in a Vat

Neandertal–Human Trysts May Be Linked to Modern Depression, Heart Disease

107 Million Spiders Found in 4-Acre Nest at Baltimore Wastewater Plant

NASA astronaut plays space water ping pong with paddle designed by PSU student

ASU anthropologist heralded for exploring the science and social justice of mother’s milk

Life in Space: Comparing Science Fact and Science Fiction

‘Super polymer’ can change shape with body heat, lift 1000x its own weight

Loss for Words Can Be a Rare Brain Disorder, Not Alzheimer’s

The oldest physical evidence of tea ever found.

Cancer And Climate Change (“I’m a climate scientist who has just been told I have Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.”)

Iceman Otzi’s Maternal Genetic Line Is Now Extinct

Mammoth Find Moves Humans in Arctic Back 10,000 Years

Poor Sleep Tied to Hardened Brain Arteries in Older Adults

Archaeologists in Britain have discovered houses from the Bronze Age that are so well preserved, they appear frozen in time despite being 3,000 years old.

The Iceman’s Stomach Bug Helps Scientists Map Ancient Human Migration

Can Another Body Be Seen as an Extension of Your Own?

Chinese Tomb Yields Prosthetic Leg


Wet Bandits Arrested After Calamitous Rainier Beach Caper

Somerset police reveal weirdest paranormal 999 calls

Amazon’s customer service backdoor

Even Transhumanist Elites Are Worried Only the Rich Will Be Able to Hack Death

The secret ‘anti-languages’ you’re not supposed to know

Pornographic 17th century sex manual with advice on ‘actions of the genitals’ goes under hammer

How growing up poor affects your approach to food forever

Taxi drivers report ‘ghost passengers’ in area devastated in 2011 tsunamiSaturation Diving 

Why do people keep coming to this couple’s home looking for lost phones?

The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women

The Cornell University Witchcraft Collection

I’ve spent years trying to get skinny. Oprah’s Weight Watchers ads convinced me to stop.

Plane passenger snaps photo of shadowy humanoid walking on cloud

Data analysis of GitHub contributions reveals unexpected gender bias

Drink “Probably Involved” In Attempted Triceratops Theft

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

What it’s like to be a single woman at 60

This is the craziest story you’ll ever hear out of North Korea 

Before Google, Here’s What New Yorkers Asked The NYPL

When an Endangered Species Endangers a Culture

Buccaneer Bones: Possible Pirate Skeleton Found Under Scotland Schoolyard

Witness the Controlled Chaos of Boston Traffic, As Filmed From a Streetcar in 1906

Museum Stuff: 

Archaeologists believe they’ve found artifacts from Alaska’s ‘cursed’ warship, the Neva

The Forgotten, Macabre World of Mourning Jewelry

‘Phantom girl’ in century-old pictures

Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era

The history of the world, as you’ve never seen it before (graphs)

155 Year Old Mouse Trap Claims Victim 

Making a lace cravat mount

The CIA’s secret art collection

Ghoulish secret of painting of Queen Elizabeth I’s magician revealed

Tattoo artist turned monk: not your typical art story

Somerset monks find 1793 recipe book

Prague’s creepy alchemy museum


The Moistest Very Vanilla Mug Cake

Reviews of My Books:

Vampire Book Club: Take On Me

Vampire Book Club: Cruel Summer