Word Count: 580, novel.
Happy Friday! A little late with the links today because I was running around late last night getting packed for a camping trip T and I are taking this weekend. Should be fun, the weather looks awesome (lows of 60's, highs of 80's).
In the meantime, here are some interesting reads from the web this week. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
These Star Wars comics may no longer be cannon, but are still worth a read. (The Nerdist)
When we arrest kids for building home-made clocks, the terrorists have already won. (WaPo)
Star Wars + The Marx Brothers = awesome (A Day at the Pod Races). (SF Signal)
"If we teach graduate students to disrespect the majority of the jobs that they are likely to compete for, then we are doing nothing less than teaching them to be unhappy." So, so, so true. I shouldn't be made to feel like a failure because I don't want to be a professor, but when you work in academia or go to grad school, that's the message you receive. (WaPo)
Bears are making a comeback. Here's what to do if you ever encounter one. I swear to god, we found an animal track in the woods behind our house that either belonged to a bear or Big-Foot. (National Geo)
Fall is practically here. Check out these new TV show previews. (WaPo)
Even if your kid is a bookworm, you should make them go outside. More research suggests that excessive time indoors leads to poor eyesight. (WaPo)
Do you need to have science in science fiction? (Patty Jansen, via @JanetUrsel)
More stories than ever are being serialized on the internet. Check out this brief history of serialized science fiction. (Kirkus Reviews)
Prometheus was not a perfect movie, but I still really enjoyed it, especially Michael Fassbender's role as the android. It's exciting to hear he'll be back in Prometheus 2. (SciencFiction.com)
Fake grammar rules. These drive me crazy when I'm editing, because even though I know they're fake, my first instinct compels me to follow them. Must fight the urge. (Mental Floss).