After a long delay, more helpful links:
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/08/book-publishing-glossary.html -- Former agent Nathan Bransford offers a glossary of publishing lingo. Very helpful reference.
http://www.graspingforthewind.com/2011/04/07/sffwrtcht-a-chat-with-author-kristine-kathryn-rusch/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GraspingForTheWind+%28Grasping+For+The+Win -- my interview with author Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a lot of good info for writers. First in a column I'll be doing weekly.
http://authorculture.blogspot.com/2011/04/how-to-offer-beneficial-critique.html -- How To Give a Beneficial Critique
http://www.kirkusreviews.com/blog/science-fiction-and-fantasy/sf-signal-how-start-reading-science-fiction-part-1/?fb_comment_id=fbc_10150149431281144_15894166_10150149648101144#f1390c056c -- SF Signal's John DeNardo offers a new series on how to start reading SF for novices.
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2011/04/barcode-scanner-for-zebras.html -- Barcodes scanners for Zebras? Scientists develop a tool to identify unique animals by their stripes.
http://lifarre.com/socialnetwork/pg/blog/read/1181/my-unbreakable-heart-why-we-stay --- Author Kimberly Kincade's powerful essay about being in an abusive relationship
http://www.hbo.com/video/video.html?view=grid&vid=1170886&autoplay=true -- Awesome 15 minute preview of George R. R. Martin's "The Game Of Thrones" which comes to HBO next week.