YOU GOTTA LOVE the Web. Got a research project? You can find whatever you need on the Web, or at least find out where you should
look -- or buy a book to read later. Bored? Ain't nuthin' like surfin' the Web from site to site. I have lots of links to material
related to the content on my other pages, but here are a few of my favorite miscellaneous sites:
This is where I place most SF-related links I
find. I update it just about every day!
Wow. This is an photo-journal by a Russian (I think)
motorcyclist who chronicled her ride through the wasteland created by the
Chernobyl nuclear accident. She went there on vacation. It's the sort of place
you'd go if you were in the mood to write Ballard-esque fiction (see his
The Drowned World). I suspect it would change you.
Andy is a fiction writer and one of my favorite people. If you see
him at an SF convention, you must talk to him. You'll be pleased (tell him
I sent you <g>). Charming and funny fellow.
Web comic. "Justice is cute!" Some friends of mine do this one,
so give it a click.
Web comic. "Because serial killers are people too," is the
subtitle. The story of a boy and his mother... well, it's a little
more complicated than that: He's an axe-murderer, and his mom's long-dead, and
there's a plush toy you can buy... just go read it from the first comic
(linked here) onward.
This is too fun - this site is maintained by wonks who are working on
"An independent effort to assess possible extraterrestrial artifacts on
More wonky Cydonian fun!
Web comic. One of my favorites. You gotta love that silly ol'
Satchel! And all cat owners know evil Bucky the cat. Their human Rob.
Occasional friends and enemies. Together, they're a dysfunctional family.
I had to join the movement to equate His Miserable Failure -ness with essays like this
one from The Atlantic...
... and the linking wouldn't be complete without
associating George Bush with
This site is absolutely awesome if you want to know how an internal-combustion engine works,
or a jet, or you-name-it.
What's happening in this town where we live (Lawrence, Kansas)? Check out the local newspaper.
Kij has all kinds of great things here, including free poetry and stories, and she posts her notes from when
she teaches fiction writing.
Here Lydia posts photos of herself in costumes she
made for her Renaissance Festival character and belly-dancing gigs.
Do you really want to hear about my mundane daily mutterings and
political rants? Well, okay then. Check out my blog here.
Go here to download the free software for reading electronic books.
It uses ClearType technology for print-quality text,
allows for annotations and bookmarks, and lots more. Currently, you can download about a zillion free books (classics) from
various sources, and new titles are coming out daily.
A friend in Seattle (hi, Silver!) built this site.
A grassroots view of the best neighborhood in the Northwest, where I used to
Web comic about two gamer roommates roommates who love -
er, I mean loathe - one another. Bears no
resemblance to the truth... wait... oh, I mean the opposite of that. Links to
the very first comic in 1998. The rest of the website includes game reviews
Okay, if you don't love that cute little demon, sumthin's wrong with you!
Web comic. Surreal movie fun. Yin and yang. The Zen of comics.
Great, serious, tongue-in-cheek analyses of how well
various movies use physics. If you like physics, you'll love this site!
This Oregonian toy inventor plans to shoot himself to the upper reaches of the atmosphere aboard a home-made,
Sounds like a lunatic, okay, but doesn't the simplicity of his plan almost make you want to run out to the garage and start
Here's the coolest bookstore in the world, Powell's. This place fills several blocks in Portland. If you love books,
you must make the pilgrimage. Used shelved with new. Rare and paperbacks. The most awesome SF selection in the universe. Go.
And of course here's a link to
Amazon.com, the world's biggest bookstore where you can buy anything.
More to come soon