Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Link roundup

1. "Last week, the National Reconnaissance Office, which runs our country's top secret spy satellites . . . launched its newest toy. It was a mystery—just a 'payload.' But within hours, its orbit was tracked, and within days, amateurs astronomers were watching."

2. William Gibson Tweeted with horror that Muji was owned by Walmart (and then apologized for the mistake).

3. The movie news of the day was that Alex Proyas will direct an adaptation of "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag," a novella by Robert A. Heinlein. The plot sounds great from this Wikipedia summary.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not a huge fan of Heinlein, as a lot of his writing comes off as subconsciously homophobic (towards men only) and deeply sexist... but the collection that Jonathan Hoag belongs to is a great set of stories. If you ever get your hands on a copy, I highly recommend "The Man Who Traveled in Elephants".

    On a slightly unrelated, but hopefully not unwelcome sidetrack... I picked up that anthology the same day as I picked up an anthology by Tom Reamy called "San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories" which is an incredible, incredible collection, if a bit hard to track down. I always associate the two together because I bought them together. IF you get the chance to read the Tom Reamy book, please do yourself a favor and do it.