The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley: a lot more... meaty than I expected. A bit of a slow start; it picks up about a third of the way.
Sofia Samatar has a new short story collection coming out next week. :D http://smallbeerpress.com/forthcoming/2016/12/07/tender/
Auto-updating time-lapse video of the /r/place canvas http://spacescience.tech/place/
Want to learn Python? Here's a Humble Bundle full of books which may be relevant to your interests: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/python-book-bundle
Ding dong! The witch is dead! https://insights.ubuntu.com/2017/04/05/growing-ubuntu-for-cloud-and-iot-rather-than-phone-and-convergence/
This Python data science textbook is available as a set of free Jupyter notebooks! https://github.com/jakevdp/PythonDataScienceHandbook
New praying mantis friend https://twitter.com/confluency/status/851025151626022912/photo/1
@ParadoxMirror I once had one on my back porch for months, but it's been ages since I've seen one! Moved from under… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/851027086923976704
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor: ends on cliffhanger! Some elements from first novella fleshed out. Looking forward to next instalment.
Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace: hard to describe; the unique setting makes it worth reading.
Sword & Mythos (anthology): several good stories, although not all seemed on topic. Also enjoyed the essays.
Any recommendations for a plumber in the Southern Suburbs?
The Bone Key by Sarah Monette: pretty good collection of short horror / mystery stories with a common protagonist.
A mostly faithful Flash port of MozPong, a beloved MacOS game from my childhood: http://www.dagage.com/flashgame/mozpong4flash/mozpongflash_e.html
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente: an interesting read, but a little too incoherent for me. May benefit from more familiarity w/ source.
Don't know how I missed The Tomato Thief last year, but I'm glad I read it at right time to get certain references. http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-tomato-thief/
Looooook at this fluffy eight-legged kitten http://mentalfloss.com/article/94567/researchers-discover-new-species-giant-spider (unless you don't like spiders, in which case maybe don't).