1) Today is an auspicious day for fantastika: two major book releases have occurred: Cat Valente‘s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making,and John Scalzi’s Fuzzy Nation. Cat’s is a printed version of her online serial, and Scalzi’s is a reboot of the beloved H. Beam Piper saga. Both sound like titles well worth reading. Only one has its own power ballad, however. Perhaps that will be remedied anon!
It is also Mr. Scalzi’s birthday. Go wish him well!
EDIT: As my guest below points out, one can find a most wondrous song on the Fairyland trailer:
I can also attest that it make toddlers squeal and ask to see it multiple times. I really should have known that Cat and S. J. Tucker were on it.
2) This looks like a useful collection of EPub tools.
3) The problem with artificial light (free registration required). I guess when we become cyborgs, fungi hybrids, or the Singularity occurs this will be less of a problem.
4) Speaking of fungi hybrids, here is your WTF moment for the day.