In immediate news...
- SofaCON is this Sunday. Woohoo! I hope you'll join us for this international, interaction online science fiction convention. We're going to have a great time.
- Next Wednesday, the 300th episode of StarShipSofa will air. I'm delighted that I'll be part of this special milestone show. If you listen, I hope you enjoy! Thanks to everyone who has been a part of our family over the years.
In other news...
- If you'd like to see the amazing place my sister works and the remarkable efforts underway there, check out this streaming video: Storm Central. Here's the description: Students and professionals come from all over the world to work in Norman at the National Weather Center; it is a unique environment where students can learn directly from the best forecasters in the world... Scientists and engineers in Norman are developing and testing a new type of radar that promises to dramatically increase the warning time for people in the path of the storm.
- The crew at Goodreads sent a message to inform me that, of some twenty million members, I'm in the top 1% of book reviewers there. Really? Perhaps that's true, or perhaps they just say that to all the gals. *wink* At any rate, I do spend quite a lot of time there, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys books. It's a fantastic way to connect with fellow travelers, as well. Here I am, if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Consider yourself invited, if you're not already there!
- Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced its 2013-2014 Visiting Writers Series guests. The series always brings impressive speakers, but this year's lineup is of particular interest to me. I especially look forward to seeing Jon Meachum (think the Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power), Dame A.S. Byatt (think the Booker Prize-winning Possession), and -- most importantly -- a very favorite author of mine, Sherman Alexie (think the National Book Award-winning The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian).
* Re: the post's title, I have M.T. Anderson's Feed on the brain today.