And so it came to pass that a certain editor suggested we push “The Island” a little more front-and-center, for the benefit of any who might wish to read it before voting. And since I haven’t updated my Backlist page in longer than I can remember, I figured sure, why not. So you’ll find it over in Backlist, both as illustrated html and as a downloadable pdf. (And now that I think of it, there’s actually a couple of other stories I should also stick up there over the next few days…)
Also, remember that time I complained about not being able to get a date with Annalee Newitz? Well, it’s about to happen; we’re supposed to have some kind of telechat for the weekend edition of bloggingheads.tv. I’m actually a little bit scared of these bloggingheads guys. At first I assumed they were just your typical low-budget op run out of some enthusiast’s basement, but it turns out they’re in bed with the New York Times, and have had such heavy hitters as Craig Venter on their show. Last week they showcased a former marine biologist who morphed into a bleeding-edge neuroscientist over the course of his career.
I cannot think of a harder act for me, personally, to follow. But I shall do my best. Worst-case scenario, I just haul Banana1 in front of the lens and tell everyone how his ears got so bent out of shape.
1For those who don’t know, Banana is one of my cats. Not that other thing you might expect me to haul out in front of the lens on the internet.