Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kepler Data Reveals Two Potential Habitable Candidates.

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Originally posted on Astronomy and Law:
A team of scientists pouring over the data, from the crippled Kepler spacecraft, have found two more potential Earth-like planets about 1,200 light years from here. What makes the two Kepler-62 planets interesting is…

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Another Member of the Club of Mars Visitors

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (“MOM”) is now within nine million kilometers of Mars according to the Indian Space Research Organisation (“ISRO”). Yesterday, ISRO announced: “Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million kilometres … Continue reading

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One Thousand NASA Spinoffs

Everyone knows that materials and devices created for the space race have found their way into everyday life–things like memory foam, freeze-dried food and “space” blankets (not, contrary to urban mythology, Tang, Velcro or Teflon). But what many don’t know … Continue reading

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A Close Look at the 2014 Hugo Winners

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With the close of Loncon 3 today, we now know the winners of the coveted 2014 Hugo Awards for best works in science fiction and fantasy published in 2013. Here is a rundown of the works in the fiction writing … Continue reading

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Loncon 3 Update

Loncon 3 is well underway and is rich in music… enthusiastic attendees… Wonderful exhibits… Panel discussions…     Art… Daleks… Books and other purchasables… Looking forward to the Awards… Related articles ISBW LonCon meetup – UPDATE ( LonCon (and London) … Continue reading

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The Print Edition of Hearts in Ruin is Now Available

Available now on Amazon is the print edition of HEARTS IN RUIN. Lyn Taylor, the cover artist for the eBook edition, also completed the beautiful artwork for this print paperback. It is available in a nice 6×9 trade paperback format … Continue reading

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Loncon 3 Gearing Up!

Science Fiction and Fantasy invades London this week with the World Science Fiction Conference — LonCon3. There is something for everyone at this 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Literature: The space where readers and writers get together to share their love … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Voting Blasts Past Previous Record

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From THE HUGO AWARDS, the official site of the Hugo Awards. This year’s Worldcon, Loncon 3, has announced that participation in the Hugo Awards is now officially at an all-time high. Loncon 3 received 3,587 valid Hugo Award final ballots … Continue reading

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Mystery Writer’s Event in Irvine: Asian Themes in Crime Fiction, August 24, 2014

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On Sunday, August 24, the OC Sisters in Crime and SoCal Mystery Writers of America will present WOK ON THE WILD SIDE: Asian Themes in Crime Fiction, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event includes an Asian Buffet Luncheon inspired by an Asian-themed panel: Lisa Brackmann Steph Cha … Continue reading

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Worlds Less Traveled New Link

As of August 1, 2014, “Worlds Less Traveled,” my short story about an Earth attorney struggling with psychosis and a mysterious alien at an off-world deposition, has ended its month as the featured story at Comets and Criminals. The story, … Continue reading

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