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Consideration of Works Past: The Fittest

(Picture from here.) I’d pretty much given up on this one. It was one of those stories where you remember bits and pieces but can’t recall the title or author. I’d put up phrases I remembered and got nothing. Then … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Panglor by Jeffrey A. Carver

Panglor by Jeffrey A. Carver

Panglor A Novel of the Star Rigger Universe by Jeffrey A. Carver Wrongly discredited as a space pilot, Panglor Balef is doomed to die in space, if sheer luck doesn’t bring him through. But luck has never been in Panglor’s … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from ‘Incandescent’ in Female Science Fiction Writer by Amy Sterling Casil

Female Science Fiction Writer

Incandescent from the collection Female Science Fiction Writer by Amy Sterling Casil Paperwhite was a vogue girl, born to love. For three straight days. Perhaps the gengineers thought that the human urge to crush a lovely flower might be put … Continue reading


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Guest Post: Stephanie Osborn: SPEARED

Astronaut Kalpana Chawla

SPEARED is an acronym that stands for Single-Person Emergency Atmospheric Re-Entry Device. Cool name, huh? What we’re trying to do is to develop what is essentially an ejection seat/escape pod combo for astronauts (or cosmonauts, taikonauts, whoever wants to go into space that might have issues coming home again). We’re still in early stages yet, just very basic research and development, working on what materials we can use, and what shape things need to be in—no, I mean literally, what geometric shapes this stuff needs to have to protect the space travelers in an emergency atmospheric entry, but not either burn ‘em up or skip ‘em off into space. Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Poisoned Pearls by Leah Cutter

Poisoned Pearls

Poisoned Pearls by Leah Cutter Kyle still smelled of baby oil and cigarette smoke, though I figured he’d been dead for at least two hours, based on the light dusting of snow that covered his artistically torn jeans and preppy … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Giving Him Hell by Jamie Quaid

Giving Him Hell by Jamie Quaid

Giving Him Hell Saturn’s Daughter 3 by Jamie Quaid Tina Clancy is looking forward to a nice, quiet Christmas, but life has other plans for the newly-minted lawyer. As a Daughter of Saturn, Tina expects a healthy dose of crazy … Continue reading


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BVC Announces Down the Stream of Stars, by Jeffrey A. Carver

Down the Stream of Stars by Jeffrey A. Carver

Down the Stream of Stars Book Two of the Starstream by Jeffrey A. Carver Starstream! A great interstellar migration has begun, down the grand, ethereal highway known as the starstream—from the remnant of the Betelgeuse supernova to the center of … Continue reading


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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Memory by Linda Nagata

Memory

Memory by Linda Nagata I sighed deeply and shoved the savant away, watching its silvery wing-shape bobble on the air, wondering what Yaphet would choose to do. It was Moki’s soft growl that brought me back to the present. He stood … Continue reading


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Consideration of Works Past: Farnham’s Freehold

(Picture from Farnham’s Freehold for a while now. There is a whole lot of controversy on that book. While race showed up regularly in his work, FF was the only book where he attempted to actually confront it. There was … Continue reading


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Our World and Its Aliens

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Whenever we try to imagine science-fictional aliens, many times we find ourselves looking at life forms on our own planet. They’re so numerous and so varied and so very different from us, especially as we get away from mammals and … Continue reading


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