Elemental The Tsunami Relief Anthology

Elemental The Tsunami Relief Anthology
I’ve heard of this for some months now, but now since its coming out in a few weeks, I thought I would mention it.
Its a F and SF original anthology whose purpose is to raise money for the victims of the 2004 anthology. It’s coming out simultaneous and hardcover versions.
They have a pretty good lineup of authors, making it well worth the purchase even if it wasn’t for a good cause:
Brian W. Aldiss, Kevin J. Anderson, Jacqueline Carey, William C. Dietz, Shane Dix, David Drake, Lynn Flewelling, Esther M. Friesner, David Gerrold, Joe Haldeman, Brian Herbert, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Tim Lebbon, Kinley MacGregor, Juliet Marillier, Syne Mitchell, Larry Niven, Eric S. Nylund, Stel Pavlou, Adam Roberts, Sharon Shinn, Michael Marshall Smith, Martha Wells, Sean Williams, Janny Wurts
I’m going to buy a copy. Are you?

Fifty Two Pick Up

Fifty-Two Pick Up!
An idea I wish that *I* had thought of, Jim Groves has started a LJ devoted to a organized effort at reading his way through the marvelous world of House of Cards.
Since my reading of the HOC stuff has been sometimes scattershot, I intend to follow along in this manner, too. And the comments have mainly been from the horse’s mouth, the HOC players, themselves. Check it out.

Titktaalik

Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Newfound Fossil Is Transitional between Fish and Landlubbers
Tiktaalik roseae is a wonderful new transitional fossil found recently in the Canadian Arctic. It fits in perfectly, as far as we can tell, in the understood evolutionary history between fish and the early land tetrapods.
Take *that*, “Where are the transitional fossils?” Creationists!
More info is available on the University of Chicago’s site on Titktaalik (whose name amuses me, it sounds like the name of one of the Emperor’s in Steven Brust’s Dragaera novels)