Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

Kvick Tänkare

A fantasy author decides to try some poses he’s seen on the covers of some books in his genre.  Nice to see someone not take themselves too seriously as well as underscores how cover art often is little more than cheap cultural touchstones rather than real imaginative pieces that complement the work.  Who knows…maybe the work is schlocky too but the post is brilliant.

Scientific American takes a nice look at the genetic soup of wolves and coyotes in the US.

Wild canine populations challenge us to let go of our obsessive need to categorize. Instead of slotting a canine population into a single species category, we might instead think of it as existing on a spectrum from “wolf-like” to “coyote-like.”

And nine of the ten hottest years on record have occurred since 2000.  Yep, global warming is a liberal myth designed to surrender Americans to the Socialist-Jihadist axis.

Mike Bennett is offering the prelude story to his excellent podcast novel ‘Underwood and Flinch’ as a free ebook download.  Very much worth your time, especially if you’re tired of vampires ‘shimmering’.

Concerned that our population will destroy the planet and strip it of resources?  Maybe we should build bigger, more densely populated cities.  A counter-intuitive plan to save the planet from ourselves.