Amazon delivered Charles Stross' newest, Saturn's Children for me today. Stross is one of the most prolific authors in scifi today, but I find I'm always desperately waiting for something new from him. Even if it has a really silly cover.
Cory Doctorow has put out a nice short story about the future of books in The Bookseller (Warning: really obnoxious flash app.)
The Times reports that a Silicon Valley company is playing with a genetically modified strain of E. Coli that produces crude oil. Now, I don't know if they're on the level, but this isn't cold fusion. Someone will be doing this, and my bet is on sooner rather than later.