A few newish items to announce before they become oldish.  First up, at the Our Stories blog I read the short story that was a runner up in their 2009 Emerging Writers contest and currently available in the Best of Our Stories anthology.  Then at The Nervous Breakdown I discuss the recent smattering of sequels to ’80s action films with Simon Smithson, followed by a piece on Tron: Legacy with fellow sci-fi girl geek Gloria Harrison (surprise! we liked it).