Monthly Archives: January 2016

An Audio Book Treat–Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice Narrated by Celeste Ciulla

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If you listen to audio books, I recommend the narration by Celeste Ciulla of Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. The main character, Breq, is the human body that remains of what was once a massive starship with many networked human components, including Breq. … Continue reading

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Travel Bucket List: 10 Spectacular Earth Landscapes

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Originally posted on Wander Woman Thea:
Lately, I’ve been featuring some of Earth’s most fantastical places on Why? Because Science Facebook page. For those of you who haven’t seen them, I’ve taken the liberty of putting together an ambitious bucket…

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Blue Gonk Café

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With the release of More Tales from the Blue Gonk Café slated for early this year, it seems a good time to take a look at the original Tales from the Blue Gonk Café. So here is the deal: The Blue Gonk … Continue reading

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From Many Worlds at NExSS: “Movement in The Search For ExoLife”

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Originally posted on sciencesprings:
NASA NExSS Many Worlds A notional version of an observatory for the 2030s that could provide revolutionary direct imaging of exoplanets. GSFC/JPL/STScI Assuming for a moment that life exists on some exoplanets, how might researchers detect…

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Another Wrong World

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This tongue-in-cheek flash story first appeared in Indigo Rising Magazine. That publication is no longer up. But it is reprinted in the Thirteen Press anthology, In Vino Veritas. In addition, this short tale is the titular tale of my Kindle … Continue reading

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Alien – a $1 Kindle Anthology of Short Stories Featuring some Great Storytellers

This is an anthology featuring some of the writers that have contributed to other anthologies I’ve participated in. It’s a great group, and the price can’t be beat. Sci-fi fan or not, aliens hold a fascination for humans. The mystery … Continue reading

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The Top 50 Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors

Originally posted on Jens Thoughts:
I stumbled across this fantastic resource and wanted to share with you. I’d love to hear any feedback. ? # URL Category 1 KBoards – Writers’ Cafe ALL 2 The Newbie’s Guide to Publishing Self-Publishing 3 Amazon KDP…

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The Science Fiction of David Bowie

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Originally posted on Dave's Corner of the Universe:
? ? ? ? Anyone who has a Facebook account knows that David Bowie died last week. In fact I’d never seen such huge outpouring on Facebook for the death of…

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The Best and Worst Book

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Originally posted on My Thoughtful Spot:
November 9 2015 Moon is a Harsh Mistress is my favorite all time book. For starters Heinlein is a wonderful science fiction story teller. I love the idea of living on the moon. Then…

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From Keck: “Solved! 40 Year-old Mystery on the Size of Shadowy Galaxies”

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Originally posted on sciencesprings:
. Keck, with Subaru and IRTF (NASA Infrared Telescope Facility). Vadim Kurland Keck Observatory January 5, 2016 Steve Jefferson Communication Officer W. M. Keck Observatory sjefferson@keck.hawaii.edu SCIENCE Jeff Cooke Swinburne University jcooke@astro.swin.edu.au John O’Meara St. Michael’s…

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