Monthly Archives: June 2014

Curiosity Rover’s First Martian Anniversary

A Martian year is 687 Earth days long. Accordingly, NASA’s Curiosity Rover reaches its one-year Martian Anniversary on June 24, 2014 (Earth Calendar), 687 days after its mission began. Curiosity has already accomplished the mission’s main goal of determining whether … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation Blog Hop

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I am participating in an author blog hop this weekend with other authors. To jump onto the hop and see what the authors are saying about summer vacation (I’m on Flash of Romance talking about an archaeological “summer dig” as … Continue reading

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“Murphy’s Traverse” Now Available in the Summer Issue of The Colored Lens

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The Summer Issue of The Colored Lens is now available on Amazon, with my new short story, “Murphy’s Traverse,” a somber science-fiction tale about Murphy, the Chief Mechanic aboard a colony sleeper ship and the series of events that lead … Continue reading

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Free NASA Book: Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

NASA has made available for general download as an eBook, the compilation of works titled Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch. In this collection, scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity … Continue reading

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Questions About the Number of Human Species 1.8 Million Years Ago

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My novel, Hearts in Ruin, asks whether human civilization fluctuated more than we realize within the hundred-thousand-year span to the present. But that span is just a fraction of the time men and women have walked the Earth, and the silent … Continue reading

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Audie Awards 2014 Winner and Finalists for Literary Fiction

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The Audie Awards are presented to the best works in an important and growing part of the book market–audiobooks. Audiobooks are not the lion’s share of the book market. That battle is being waged between eBooks and print books. But … Continue reading

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New Indie PKD Film: Radio Free Albemuth

Philip K. Dick is an enigmatic figure in science fiction. Far from the mainstream, always questioning reality, the movie versions of his work have now become a Hollywood mainstay, including Blade Runner, Minority Report, and Total Recall, to name just … Continue reading

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“Murphy’s Traverse” to be Published in The Colored Lens

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My new short science fiction story, “Murphy’s Traverse,” has been accepted for publication  in the speculative fiction magazine, The Colored Lens, this month. The Colored Lens is edited by Dawn Lloyd and Daniel Scott and published by Light Spring LLC. … Continue reading

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Audie Awards 2014 Winner and Finalists for Science Fiction

I am a fan of audio books, and the AUDIE AWARDS offer a great selection of audio books considered to be the latest and greatest. Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, a not-for-profit trade association that advocates the collective business interests … Continue reading

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Online Writing Class: The Art of Blurb Writing

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Offered by the Yosemite Romance Writers, a three-week course for novel writers on the art of writing a blurb. Instructor: Beth Fred Dates: June 9-27, 2014 “This workshop will teach you to create a clear, concise summary by using the … Continue reading

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