Suicide Squad might not be as good as you hoped, but it isn't as bad as you've heard.... Read More
We Have Met The Aliens, And They Are Stupid
Okalani Yee wanted to see the galaxy ... but now she's stuck running a mobile hospital for the affable but dimwitted Myosotians. Worse, the slightly less dimwitted Myosotian she's nicknamed Genius Bunny is still a little too smart for the rest of the Myosotians to understand it. Can Okalani help out Genius Bunny - and maybe the rest of its species - without touching off an interplanetary diplomatic crisis?
Not All The Monsters Are Fake
Eighteen-year-old Minna and her friends spent their summer on the road in their SUV, debunking reports ghosts and monsters. In a couple of weeks they'll all head for college - except for the dog, of course - and Mystery Five will come to an end.
Unless Mystery Five comes to an end tonight on Bobcat Mountain.
This time, the mad scientist is real.
You can read "Meddling Kids" in the new Lethe Press anthology Daughters of Frankenstein: Lesbian Mad Scientists!
"The author won me over from the beginning ... It is a delightful journey through a colorful landscape populated by interesting characters" Locus Magazine
"Canfield plays this one in the right tone all the way through ... a lot of fun." Locus Magazine
That Prophecy Does Not Follow Regulations
"I am aware of all this," said PHAIN-7, with the programmed patience AIs require to talk to humans in real time. "Are you aware that these ships believe Wonderful is God, manifested in the form of a starship?"
"I don't see that it's my problem," said Siyaad Yelexow. "It's not against any law I know of to be God."
You can read all about the CLPS Wonderful's ridiculous religion for intelligent starships in "Lift Up Your Cores, O Ye Ships" - now available in the new Geminid Press anthology Night Lights!
Atlas Obscura ran an article on an 1850s invention to transmit messages instantly via snail. Innovator Jacques Toussaint Benoît believed that two snails which had come in contact would always be connected by an invisible "escargotic fluid" which which "can be uncoiled and prolonged almost indefinitely in space without its breaking". As a result, when one snail of the pair was stimulated, a galvanic current would travel along the fluid to the other snail. (In Jake's words, it's "quantum entanglement, but with snails".)... Read More
Now that we've decided how the LEDs in Vriska's vision eightfold glasses will be connected, we'll build a test circuit to make sure everything works before we permanently solder the parts in place.... Read More
As always, nothing I gave up on, nothing that's still in progress, just the books I finished.... Read More
When I had to do an unplanned dissection of an overheating laptop, I was pleasantly surprised that I already had the perfect tool for cracking the case in a watchmakers' tool kit. (It's the yellow tool in the photo, though that's not the actual set I have, which seems to be unavailable.) I hoped it had a cool evocative name, but it just seems to be a "watch case opener" or a "push-type opener". Instead of anxiously pulling on the plastic, trying to find the right balance between pulling the connectors free and snapping them right off, you can just run it along the crack and pop the parts free. Whoever invented this deserves a medal.... Read More