Author of numerous novels & 11 story collections. Won the Bram Stoker Award. Writes sf, horror, fantasy, westerns, thrillers. Yes, westerns. Worked in TV & movies, eg Star Trek: DS9 and The Crow. Created Instantfuture.org site. Fronts rock bands. Very progressive Democrat. Socialist. Environmentalist. Pro LGBTQ. Writes weird, rhyming poetry & lyrics. Tired of arguing. Watching world burn and trying to think of a way to put out the fire. Interested in spirituality. Supports NASA and SCIENCE.
This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.
Au revoir, as you earth people say.
Is Social Media Addictive? Here’s What the Science Says.
A major lawsuit against Meta has placed a spotlight on our fraught relationship with online social information.
The Wisdom of Living in
the Present, According to My
107-Year-Old Best Friend
Every week Raquel and Madeleine, two friends born 67 years apart, spend time together. Madeleine refuses to leave her retirement home, but Raquel finds a way to bring her on a road trip.
These politicians denied democracy on Jan. 6. Now, they want your vote.
I try not to be shocked, but the absolute gall of the anti-vaccine movement is something to behold. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/rfk-jr-hires-del-bigtree-anti-vaccine-activist-communications-director-rcna131859
Yes let us condemn the war crimes of Israel's Netanyahu administration. Let us support the Palestinian people. But have no illusions about Hamas:
‘Screams Without Words’: How Hamas Weaponized Sexual Violence on Oct. 7
A Times investigation uncovered new details showing a pattern of rape, mutilation and extreme brutality against women in the attacks on Israel.
Look for these 9 red flags to identify food that is ultra-processed
Ultra-processed foods have been linked with a litany of health problems. Here’s a guide for identifying them.
The new, growing power of LIES:
GOP loyalty to Trump and rioters climbs, poll finds
Republicans are less likely to believe those who stormed Capitol were “mostly violent” and less likely to believe Donald Trump bears responsibility for Jan. 6, a Post-UMD survey found.
California's lawmaking is controlled by Democrats. And Democrats, with all their fallibility, really do have different, better policies than Republicans. Behold!
California's new laws in 2024: Abortion rights, paid sick leave, and more
As I mentioned the other eve, I'll be canceling my Mastodon account later today. No big deal, I know, but I mention it for those few who might want to keep in touch. And also you can always reach me through the authorized website, the person who runs that forwards me email through their contact form: https://john-shirley.com/
My newest #scifi novel, from Titan Books, is now in an audiobook edition. https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/suborbital-7/720279
Let us hope this is NOT a foreseeing of Lady Liberty's fate in 2024
Here's a photo of me performing with Cthulhu at the Lovecraft Bar in Portland. Cthulhu often sat in with my band--very good drummer--struck the skulls quite rapidly, as a percussionist. You could say Cthulhu was...a fixture at this bar. I think we were performing Runaway Python, a song Cthulhu liked. It reminded the elder god of an old serpentine pal. #cthulhu #horror #rock
Did anything good happen in 2023? Actually, yes!
Warnings grow about risky IV drips and injections at unregulated med spas
Infectious disease and ER doctors say they are seeing more severe infections and other injuries associated with the facilities, which can operate with little oversight.
The Food and Drug Administration warned last month about reports that consumers developed severe infections and skin deformities after they got unauthorized shots touted to dissolve fat at med spas across the country.
Applesauce lead cases in kids surge amid questions on FDA oversight
A Washington Post investigation found that states are examining 118 cases linked to lead-tainted cinnamon applesauce pouches
free link https://wapo.st/3TJxvcg
@futurebird - don't know if you saw this article, thought you'd like it, article should not be behind a paywall]
In January, the American Museum of Natural History’s new insectarium gained 500,000 tenants. It has taken them some time to find their footing.
Your Car Is Tracking You. Abusive Partners May Be, Too.
Apps that remotely track and control cars are being weaponized by abusive partners. Car manufacturers have been slow to respond, according to victims and experts.
Elon Musk promised an anti-‘woke’ chatbot. It’s not going as planned.
Grok, launched this month on X, has angered conservatives by endorsing diversity. Musk says he’s trying to fix it.
free link https://wapo.st/3H4exWy
"FUN IS DEAD.
"It’s become emphatic, exhausting, scheduled, hyped, forced and performative"
free link https://wapo.st/3vqVD9r