Day made 

I have been wanting to buy the limited edition hardcover version of Laura Anne Gilman’s Dragon Virus but I was sure that it was out of print. But I checked the publisher’s webpage earlier this week and they still had it. So I bought a copy,  even if the shipping made me go ouch 

Today I was rewarded when Laura Anne asked me this: 

@mikaela_l …are you the reason we’re going to have to do a second printing?  (or so I am informed…)

My reaction: Hell Yes.

I mean there might have been more people buying it the last two days,  but I definitely played a part. 😀

This made my day. 

Space Station View of Grand Canyon National Park

To celebrate the centennial of the U.S National Park Service, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA has taken hundreds of images of national parks from his vantage point in low Earth orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Here, a series of Williams’ photographs are assembled into this composite image of the Grand Canyon. via NASA http://ift.tt/2bA2l1U

New NASA Record Holder For Cumulative Days in Space

On Aug. 24, 2016, Station Commander Jeff Williams passed astronaut Scott Kelly, also a former station commander, for most cumulative days living and working in space by a NASA astronaut (520 days and counting). Williams is scheduled to land Sept. 6, 2016, for a record total of 534 days in space. via NASA http://ift.tt/2bnkEWE

Spacewalkers Successfully Install New Docking Adapter for Commercial Crew Flights

Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams (shown here) and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA successfully installed the first of two international docking adapters Friday Aug. 19, 2016, during a five hour and 58-minute spacewalk. On Sept. 1, the two astronauts will spacewalk outside the space station for the second time in less than two weeks. via NASA http://ift.tt/2bcild3

Fuselage of NASA’s Future X-57 Maxwell All-Electric Aircraft

As NASA celebrates National Aviation Day, the agency’s innovators are working to transform air transportation to meet the future needs of the global aviation community. The agency is embarking on a 10-year plan, New Aviation Horizons, that will see NASA field a number of experimental aircraft to demonstrate 21st century ideas for flight. via NASA http://ift.tt/2bjfrkf

Sales and permafree

The first step in my marketing plan for Daughter of the dark is completed. Exile is free at Kobo, Ibooks right now. I am still waiting for BN. It is not free at Amazon, at the moment.

So go and download your copy.

Kobo

Ibooks

BN 

Second, Kobo is having a 50 % off sale, so go and stock up on your tbr pile. 🙂

Lake Powell From the Space Station’s EarthKAM

The remotely controlled Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station acquired this photograph on July 14, 2016, as the orbiting laboratory flew over Lake Powell and the border of Utah and Arizona. Located on the Colorado River, Lake Powell is the second largest artificial reservoir in the United States. via NASA http://ift.tt/2bfc1Mp