Monthly Archives: February 2015

A Look at the Nebula Award Finalists

The Nebula Awards® nominees for best science fiction or fantasy in 2014 have been announced. The prestigious awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Since 1965, the Nebula Awards have … Continue reading

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Time is Running to Nominate for Hugos

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The nomination period is open for the 2015 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Eligibility to Nominate You may nominate for … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Area NaNoWriMo Write-Ins

For those of you in the Los Angeles area that enjoy the NaNoWriMo process (NaNoWriMo is short for “National Novel Writing Month” and is best known for its November event in which thousands of writers pledge to draft a 50,000-word … Continue reading

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TALES OF VICE: INSIDE THE LAPD VICE SQUAD

Mystery Writers of America SoCal, at its first luncheon in 2015, will present 33-year LAPD veteran Greg Hancock in conversation with author Eric Beetner, along with fellow officers, sharing stories of life on the beat and in the vice squad. … Continue reading

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At the end of the day …. Robin Williams by Heather Rooney!!

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Originally posted on It Is What It Is:
~~February 16, 2015~~  Watch 20-Year-Old Self-Taught Artist Heather Rooney Create Unbelievable Portrait Drawings HEATHER ROONEY “I am a 21 year old art student. I create photorealistic portraits with colored pencil. You can…

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MWA’s 2015 Edgar Symposium Preview

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Mystery Writers of America is a premier organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and folks who just love to read crime fiction. Annually, MWA hosts the Edgar Symposium. This year … Continue reading

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A Sunflower In Space.

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Yesterday I told you about a new telescope design and hinted at an ongoing project for exoplanet discovery. A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images…

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Comet 67P Fires Up Its Jets

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The nucleus of comet 67P/C-G as seen by Rosetta on Jan. 31(L) and Feb. 3 (R), 2015. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0. Edited by Jason Major. And the show is on! The dramatic images above show the actively…

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SF in 2014 — Was it Better? Worse? Different?

There are as many ways to approach science fiction as there are to approach life. The beauty of both is that what’s best is unknown until it’s found. This makes the search for new great science fiction difficult. The more criteria you … Continue reading

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