Slogging away at novel revisions in short frequent sittings. Think I am still on track to finish for the 25th. Ready for semester to be over!
Miscellaneous light reading around the edges: Tobias Buckell's Arctic Rising; Garth Nix's Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz; and an exceptionally charming self-published novel by a talented newcomer whose book I came across because I fell for his wife's triathlon training blog last year when she and I were both training for Ironman Coeur d'Alene. (She successfully completed the race; alas, I didn't make it to the start due to a particularly bad bout of bronchitis.) So, strongly recommended: M. H. Van Keuren's Rhubarb. I think comparisons of a book in this sort of vein (aliens, paranormal radio, pie!) will inevitably be first of all to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker books; there's a little bit of the feel of the appealing TV series Supernatural; but really it's a very fresh and appealing novel in a mode I especially enjoy.
Bonus link: crab computing! (And more here.)