Last night I finished a freelance project at 1:30 a.m. and got to bed at 2:30 a.m. I spent that intervening hour reading Clash of the Geeks. Yes, I downloaded a PDF and read it on my laptop, something I generally refuse to do. (I am pro-e-book in theory but have yet to find a way of reading e-books that really works for me.) Yes, I stayed up an extra hour past my bedtime despite knowing that I really needed to turn out the light and get some sleep. This little e-chapbook was just the sort of temptation I find very difficult to resist. Maybe I was hypnotized into reading it by the dewy gaze of the unicorn pegasus kitten.
Or maybe not.
The chapbook is free, and DRM-free; the contributors and instigators request that anyone downloading it make a donation to the Lupus Alliance of America. All the details on both counts are at UnicornPegasusKitten.com. I love that so many people in the SF/F/H community are using e-books to raise money for good causes! It’s wonderful to see geekdom being a real force for good in the world.