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Top 7 Most Metal Science Fiction Premises - io9

Top 7 Most Metal Science Fiction Premises - io9 | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Top 7 Most Metal Science Fiction Premisesio9Like a great deal of science fiction (including most on this list), Dan Simmons's Hyperion Cantos novel series takes place in what TV Tropes calls a "crapsack world".
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Fantasy? SciFi? Should it be? « The New Authors Fellowship

Fantasy? SciFi? Should it be? « The New Authors Fellowship | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
I was talking to an older family friend on Facebook the other day about some of the nation's problems. He shared with me an idea that sounded like science fiction at first. But as he described it I got pretty excited about it.
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Best-sellers - Chicago Tribune

Best-sellers - Chicago Tribune | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Best-sellersChicago TribuneHARDCOVER FICTION. 1. "A Wanted Man" by Lee Child (Delacorte, $28). Jack Reacher finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy after hitching a ride with strangers. Last week: —.
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Science proves that you should un-friend your ex on Facebook

Science proves that you should un-friend your ex on Facebook | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
It's a question that many couples face in the aftermath of a breakup: "Do we still stay Facebook friends?" Inevitably, in an attempt to show maturity and poise, many couples choose to remain connected.
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Mars rover eclipse photos to shed light on planet's composition (+video) - Christian Science Monitor

Mars rover eclipse photos to shed light on planet's composition (+video) - Christian Science Monitor | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Latin American Herald TribuneMars rover eclipse photos to shed light on planet's composition (+video)Christian Science MonitorScientists will use these photos to nail down the orbits of Phobos and Deimos precisely, and to determine how much they...
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How To Find the Top Customer Reviewers on Amazon - GalleyCat

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How To Find the Top Customer Reviewers on Amazon...
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10 Tips for Converting Website Visitors to Customers

10 Tips for Converting Website Visitors to Customers | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
“The thing I still grapple with is turning website visits into sales – any advice on that piece?” This question to my post, Drive Traffic to Your Website or Social Media Sites? (7 Thing...
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'Temptation' by David Brin « Everything Is Nice

'Temptation' by David Brin « Everything Is Nice | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Can you set a space opera entirely underwater? No, obviously not. 'Temptation' is an annex of a space opera megatext but not such a story in its own right. Brin started his Uplift series with Sundiver, his 1980 debut novel, but ...
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Fan-made anime Star Wars is better than the new trilogy - TG Daily

Fan-made anime Star Wars is better than the new trilogy - TG Daily | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Fan-made anime Star Wars is better than the new trilogyTG DailyThe creator of this awesome fan-made Star Wars movie needs a job in the industry - and Hollywood could definitely use talent like this to raise the genre bar.
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NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive

"Perhaps a Star Trek experience within our lifetime is not such a remote possibility." These are the words of Dr. Harold "Sonny" White, the Advanced Propulsion Theme Lead for the NASA Engineering Directorate.
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Sarah Brightman May Sign Onto Space Trip in October, RIA Reports - Businessweek

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Sarah Brightman May Sign Onto Space Trip in October, RIA ReportsBusinessweekBritish singer Sarah Brightman may join a tourist flight to the International Space Station, RIA Novosti reported, citing an industry official it didn't identify.
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How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light - Gizmodo

How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of Light - Gizmodo | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
How to Write a Killer Space Adventure Without Breaking the Speed of LightGizmodoSpace opera is millions of voices crying out in terror at once, and being silenced." Space opera is vast empires and millions of worlds, and it's hard to do that when...
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Breaking News in the Climate Science World – Greg Laden's Blog

Breaking News in the Climate Science World – Greg Laden's Blog | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Breaking: A victory for science! ATI loses ATI/UVa FOIA case. Judge issues final order. Affirms the university's right to withhold scholarly communications and finds that the documents & personal emails of mine demanded by ...
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Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well - New York Times (blog)

Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well - New York Times (blog) | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing WellNew York Times (blog)He advises student writers to do the same, in contrast to school-writing, in which students are “asked repeatedly to write papers that are inherently...
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Academic Scientists Are Seriously Biased Against Women and ...

Academic Scientists Are Seriously Biased Against Women and ... | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Women working in STEM fields may have to stare into the beady, clown-eyes (clowns are bad news, you guys) of stereotype bias on a daily basis, but a new study suggests, all empirical-like, that academic scientists are, ...
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Star Cutouts launches Star Wars range - Manchester Evening News

Star Cutouts launches Star Wars range - Manchester Evening News | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Star Cutouts launches Star Wars rangeManchester Evening NewsA company which makes life-size cardboard cut-outs and masks of celebrities and film characters hopes the force will be with it as it launches a Star Wars range.
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FenCon fascinates with authors astronauts & amateurs this weekend - Examiner.com

FenCon fascinates with authors astronauts & amateurs this weekend - Examiner.com | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
FenCon fascinates with authors astronauts & amateurs this weekendExaminer.comThis weekend, September 21 - 22, 2012, is the annual FenCon event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Galleria where fascinated fans mingle among speculative fiction...
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The Best Science Writing Online 2012 – Universe

The Best Science Writing Online 2012 – Universe | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
I've been practicing little idiosyncratic rituals on this corner of the web for years: learn something new, obsessively research, get lost in the idea, scribble, converse endlessly, then write. This blog, Universe, has never been ...
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Two Tickets to Paradise: The Top 10 Science Fictio... - Barnes & Noble Book Clubs

Two Tickets to Paradise: The Top 10 Science Fictio... - Barnes & Noble Book Clubs | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
I was talking with some neighborhood friends the other day about the soon-to-be released Hobbit movie (well, the first installment of it anyway) and o...
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10 Inventions You Haven’t Heard About

10 Inventions You Haven’t Heard About | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Apple's iPhone 5 will get all the attention this month, but here are some lesser-known innovations whose time has also come.
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First evidence of planet formation around sun-like ... - ZME Science

First evidence of planet formation around sun-like ... - ZME Science | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Astronomers, financially backed by NASA, have for the first time ever discovered tantilizing evidence that planets can form and exist around sun-like s.
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Speculative Fiction 2012 - Staffer's Musings

Speculative Fiction 2012 - Staffer's Musings | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Years and years of reviews and commentary about genre fiction have occurred and been lost to memory, occasionally found in a Google search, but more often queried on Twitter, "Anyone know where to find that great post?
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PowellsBooks.Blog – Writing a Series; or, The Characters Who Just ...

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Writing a Series; or, The Characters Who Just Won't Die, Dammit by Richard Kadrey : 'No matter how badly I treat my characters, I know they'll be back for more, and maybe I'll give them a break in the next book...'...
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Rick Wicked's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:16 PM

Love Richard Kadrey. Sandman Slim is a solid series, but his early efforts are less restricted. 

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Science fiction and fantasy convention gets a reboot - Ottawa Citizen

Science fiction and fantasy convention gets a reboot - Ottawa Citizen | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
Science fiction and fantasy convention gets a rebootOttawa CitizenAnd this summer, Can-Con got a stamp of approval from the Canadian speculative-fiction community. It won its bid to host Canvention in 2013.
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Awesome Steampunk Reimagining Of Ghostbusters | Geeks of Doom

Awesome Steampunk Reimagining Of Ghostbusters | Geeks of Doom | SFFWRTCHT | Scoop.it
If there is something strange on the frontier range? Who are you going to telegraph? The Ghost-Busters! Check out the images here below of this.
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