Why the Interruption?

I’ve missed a couple of weeks of posts, and I want to explain why.

After several days of feeling increasing tired and losing my appetite (a bad sign; I love to eat!), my doctor ordered me to check into the emergency room. There I was diagnosed with a bad case of pneumonia and spent the next three nights in the hospital. This was two days before I was scheduled to give a talk on “Lab Lit: Putting Real Science Into Fiction” at Village Books, our local independent bookstore. It also came at the end of more than a month’s work on publicizing the talk. By then, I had already fallen behind my planned schedule of two posts a week.

I’m now on the mend and will soon be back on schedule with a post on “hardcore” lab lit. It will be based on a part of my talk, so more than half of it is already written.

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