Chris from Betabrand sez, "While humanity waits for the space industry to hurry the hell up and allow it to freely travel through the cosmos, the fashion industry is already prepared. Today, Betabrand released the Space Jacket by Steven B. Wheeler -- a Tyvek and silver nylon masterpiece that's inspired by astronaut EVA suits and satellite insulation."
This is one of Betabrand's "think-tank" designs, suggested by the public, refined by Betabrand's designers, and then crowdfunded through production. Early backers get a substantial discount. It's an innovative way of making clothes, and it's how I got my lovely hunter's jacket. It produces some real surprises!
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.