In other book news, I've a copy of Edward Regis' The Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition on order with B&N. Regis was an editor for Omni magazine, and TGMC is an extrapolation of scientific ideas on everything from space flight to human consciousness to genetic engineering. The whole is fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I've been meaning to pick up a copy ever since a friend of mine made me read it a few years ago, but recent conversations have brought a new sense of purpose to a re-exploration.
Not much else for now.