The micropress I’m a part of, Turtleduck Press, is gearing up for a new novel release next month. You can get a sneak peak at the main character, Joss, in a free short story called Fanged Bunny Slippers and on the latest blog post by his author, KD Sarge. (Previously in Joss news on this blog: Queen’s Man cover art revealed.)
general geekery and science
Science! A graphic from the BBC shows just how deep the ocean is and what to expect at each level (also via Crusie, who is a font of cool stuff).
Good article from Nerd Caliber on racism and cosplayers of color.
Linguistic geekery: why African click languages sound so odd to English speakers even though we click too (via Juliette Wade).
inspiring: home edition
Elaine Smothers blogs about beautiful and eco-friendly cob homes.
Goddess Leonie blogs about letting go of the old to make space for the new.
A blog devoted to myth- and fairy tale-inspired homes answers the question: why decorate your home that way? Favourite bit:
And for those of us who have to hide our dreaming souls during the work day, having a place to come to that is all about art and creativity and storytelling and wonder and imagination and myth and fairy tales (I get excited just writing all those words in a row) is essential to our well being.
for writers (and interested third parties)
Megan Crewe talks about her long and bumpy journey from her debut novel to her second (published) novel.
That’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!