I cannot seem to get my "Mission Success" stuff all in the same post. Better broken up than not at all, I decided...
I'm currently researching and writing my second book for Tor while awaiting line edits on Ghost Planet. I don't want to say too much about the new one yet, but just as a teaser here is something I came across in my research. This was the only praying mantis video that did not make me squeal or squirm (though possibly that had something to do with the spa music in the background). The other videos featured mantises attacking human photographers, eating other bugs alive, and munching on raw steak.
But isn't he lovely? For the first 30 seconds or so I was convinced he wasn't real.
On an unrelated note, I'm overdue for an update on The Great Google+ Experiment. I'll try for that next week. Tschuss!