Saturday, March 9, 2013

Link roundup

1.  io9:

In 1833, a boat loaded with ice came into Calcutta. It was the product of nearly thirty years of one of the most expensive series of experiments ever done. It was also the triumph of one of the strangest businesses ever conceived, by a man called the "Ice King."
2. "At the IAmAFiction subreddit, you can actually take your fictional character out into the world–interacting with readers and answering questions in character to help your writing process."

3.  Destructoid:
Half of Destructoid's readers block our ads. Now what?
4.  Neal Stephenson's terrific Anathem (it's sort of like if Harry Potter had been written for adults and featured string theory and martial arts instead of magic) is a $2 download for 1,000 pages at Amazon.  (I love this book.)

5.  Four Play Arts Kai Kingdom Hearts figures available for preorder at the BBTS (including two Tron designs).