Probably won’t be linkity next week – I’m having double foot surgery on Monday (bunion and tailor’s bunion) and I’m going to take things easy for the rest of the week.
- New releases: Tor.com (horror/genre-benders)
- Linkity from Smart Bitches.
- The 10 most challenged books of 2020.
- “Watch Guy Gavriel Kay’s 2021 Tolkien lecture“.
- Have you been languishing? The fancy word for “pandemic fine”.
- “Service workers aren’t lazy – they just don’t want to risk dying for minimum wage“.
- “Vaccine myths debunked” from Book Wyrm Knits.
- “How to grow loofahs in your garden because holy crap they’re gourds“.
- I… had no idea the complexity of the tricks our brains do to work around physical shortcomings in our vision. 😮
- Gorgeous new stamps from the Royal Mail will “pay tribute to the legend of King Arthur”.
- Learn about photography visionary Anne Brigman.
- “Lovetris, a soothing version of Tetris that always gives you the exact piece you need“.
- On Mark Hamill and voice acting.
- “What if these 8 original Netflix series were turned into Legos?“
- “Strap this beeping robotic third eye to your forehead to help you walk and text“.
- Tumblr gothic.
- xkcd on being vaccinated. Hover cursor/long-press for caption.
- A very cute kitten in a cabled sweater.
The Long Way Down, The White Gold Score, Redemption Song, The Living End, A Plain-Dealing Villain, The Killing Floor, The Castle Doctrine, Double or Nothing, The Neon Boneyard (Daniel Faust 1, 1.5, 2-8) by Craig Schaefer. Good series about a small-time Las Vegas magician and thief who gets caught up in a much larger story. You definitely want to bookmark the author’s reading order page for this one, because it’s part of set of interrelated series and things will get confusing if you try to read any one series straight through.
Harmony Black, Red Knight Falling (Harmony Black 1-2) by Craig Schaefer. Good series about an FBI agent and witch who becomes part of a black ops team meant to protect the country from supernatural threats. You need to read it interspersed with the Daniel Faust series, or by Book 9 of the Daniel Faust series, you will be very confused.
Got Luck, Lucky Day, Got Hope, Got Lost (Behindbeyond 1, 1.5, 2-3) by Michael Darling. Good urban fantasy series about a PI who discovers there’s a heckuva lot going on just below the surface of the world than he realized.