@ Google

Yesterday I was over at the Google campus in Kirkland to give a reading and talk about The Mirage. It’s been seven months since the book tour ended and my head’s been in a very different fictional universe lately (Jim Crow-era U.S. rather than alt-world Iraq) so I was a little nervous I’d be rusty, but it was a really friendly crowd and the Q&A went well. Big thanks to my hosts David Levin and Jeremiah Spradlin for showing me such a good time.


* Want your own Google-style logo? Go here.

* I celebrated the end of election season by buying Nate Silver’s book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t. I’ve just started it, but it’s pretty good so far.

* In case you missed it, here’s the most entertaining comedy bit from election night, Karl Rove arguing with FOX News over their decision to call Ohio for Obama.

* Hey, it’s official: Washington state has legalized gay marriage! Mazel tov to all the soon-to-be-newlyweds!