I’ve finally gotten my act back together and restarted the Ficlets Author Interview series: I sent out a bunch of well-delayed author questions today and will be sending out another batch in a couple of days. And — even better — I got one set of answers back, from Jennifer Ouellette, author of the highly entertaining and scientifically engaging The Physics of the Buffyverse, which is about — can you guess? — physics in the universe of the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Ouellette and I chat about the value of these sort of pop science books, whether “popular science” books in general have too narrow an audience, and what some of the most flat-out cool science discoveries of the last few years have been. It’s a good interview, and if you miss it, your life will be a meaningless void. Sorry. But there it is.
Also, a quick procedural note — I’m running about like a madman on Wednesday (i.e. today — well, actually tomorrow, as I’m timestamping this as Wednesday but actually writing it on Tuesday) so I might not update again until much later Wednesday, if I update at all. If you don’t see me around today, don’t panic. I’m alive, just offline. It will happen from time to time.