||My Blog: Rocketpunk Manifesto
- Talking Points Memo -- Josh Marshall's site,
and my main daily political fix.
- Daily Kos -- The Great Orange Satan.
- Salon -- Struggling, but still afloat.
- Slate -- Painfully conventional views, but still a
resource. Better than Salon now, which is kind of sad, really ...
- Weekly Standard -- Natural law permits one
intelligent rightie magazine, and this used to be it. Now they've gone stupid, also
subscription for most articles. I'll link it till a decent new one comes along.
- Daily Howler -- Deconstructing the
Science and Technology
- Arxiv.org -- Preprints of journal articles on
astrophysics and other fields, updated every weekday. Way cool stuff!
- Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
-- Best site for extrasolar planets; regular, quick update of discoveries. (A
French site, but in English)
- Sky and Telescope -- The magazine's site -- news
updates and great pix.
- Stars -- Good site for
astronomy basics, including nice little writeups about some 600+ stars. Since I've
read all the back ones, now I mainly check the Star of the Week.
- NASA Science -- What they're up to, with
links to other NASA and space science news.
- Lynette Cook's Images --
Gorgeous speculative views of extrasolar planets and other things cosmic.
- Blue Ribbon Campaign -- Defenders of
Internet free speech.
- The Economist -- Rather full of themselves --
what Brit isn't? -- but still a mainstay resource, especially compared to US biz-zines.
- Financial Times -- The Empire really strikes
SF / Fantasy
- Tamora Pierce -- YA fantasy
author. Her girl heroes are tougher than you are ... :)
- Locus -- The bigger trade-zine in the SF field.
- Science Fiction Chronicle -- The other
trade-zine. Which is better? Whichever gives a better review to my book when
it comes out!
Wanderers -- Alternative History fiction and discussion; co-host of Tarrantry.
- Carla Nayland -- 6th century
England, and a land not all that far from Lyonesse.
Toyz 4 Boyz -- 4 Girlz 2 :)
- NYCSubway.org -- Rail transit junkie?
Primarily an NY subway site, but with sections on / links to just about everything.
- SFCONSIM-L -- Space warfare
discussion. Technically a gaming board, but general concepts get a lot of
- Atomic Rockets -- Everything
you need to know for Hard SF (or even semi-hard) spaceship design and operation. Way
cool, and not just because he quotes me, but somewhat graphics-intensive.
- Attack Vector -- If you only buy one space
warfare game, this should be the one.