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Ley to say that the core of the book is in the paintings, since this is the obvious intention. Nonetheless, what he has written as a setting for the Bonestell jewels is full of interest; he can be depended on for full technical and historical documentation. And it is sad to learn, from this most informed source, that we are not yet at a measurable distance from the stage of development when we can think seriously of manned rockets, even to the Moon. No chemical fuel as yet known gives exhaust velocities great enough to reduce the mass-ratio to manageable proportions: a factor of two or three is still needed.

Atomic fuels. Yet, by a booster or multi-stage system, both problems may be solved. The establishment of a "space station" in an orbit round Earth is, too, by no means outside immediate possibilities. This would serve both as a laboratory and a refuelling point for longer-range attempts; once in position, it could be enlarged at will. And the other interim possibility, of "messenger" rockets to the Moon which might be used to observe landing conditions and so forth, is also very real.

Having reached the Moon, Mr. Ley passes to its history and geography, and thence to those of the rest of the Solar System. For example, those fascinating unsolved problems about the Moon. Why is the floor of the crater of Plato black in the sunlight, and why does it actually darken as the light grows more intense.

Why is the crater of Wargentin full to the very top? What are the bright rays, neither raised nor depressed, which are such a feature of Tycho and other craters? What has caused the well-authenticated change in several details of the Moon's topography since observations were first made? As Mr. Ley says, we'll have to wait till we get there to know the answer. And when we come to the planets, the questions increase in number and interest. Some things we do know, even about Mercury, that most difficult of planets to observe: its sunward surface temperature, for example, is degrees Fahrenheit, a fact which if they knew it numerous authors have not let deter them from siting human action in this inhospitable spot.

Nor does Venus seem to be that paradise which van Vogt, among others, has made of it in his null-A tales, or that aqueous globe most typically imagined by Lawrence O'Donnell in "Fury. Even the period of rotation is still problematical, though it is at least now known that the planet does rotate; observations of thermal radiation from the dark limb a remarkable feat, by the way have proved this.

But the clouds themselves have not yet been shown to contain either water or oxygen, although there is plenty of carbon dioxide. What, then, do they consist of? Ley does not mention the recent suggestion that they may contain, or even largely consist of, formaldehyde or its polymeride paraform, a possibility that would preclude the existence of life as we know it but might open the way for the formation of increasingly complex organic compounds from which life might ultimately spring. As for the other planets, it is pleasant to know that Mars still keeps its canals, and probably its vegetation.

It was a surprise to me to learn that the axis of rotation of Uranus is almost in the plane of the ecliptic, so that he bowls along like a hoop; or that two packs of jackal-like asteroids dance attendance in Jupiter's orbit, some before and some behind the Great One expert mathematicians that they seem to be, they have solved the three body problem for their special case. Or that Titan, one of Saturn's moons, is unique among satellites in possessing an atmosphere.

Still, I must not give away too much of the ore from this rich fact-mine. And so to the Bonestell paintings. But here words truly fail me. Advertising technique has destroyed the value of superlatives, or I would use them. Among the dozen or so pictures in colour, so finely reproduced, most are breathtakingly beautiful, one or two almost awe-inspiring.

I think I would pick the Saturn studies which originally appeared in Life as supreme, if only because Saturn is such an attractive subject; but all, with perhaps one exception, are worth going far to see. The exception, the study of a space-rocket at "zero hour minus five," fails to convince me: I cannot believe that the site at such short notice of blast-off would be so liberally encumbered with impedimenta, including human beings and gas-cylinders.

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For the rest, the detail, checked as it has been by Dr. Richardson, is above criticism. And it is interesting to compare these paintings with those of similar subjects a Martian landscape, I remember, and some views of. Saturn in a, compendious popular astronomy which appeared back in the twenties under the not very felicitous title of "Splendour of the Heavens" Hutchinson, London. The forty-odd uncoloured plates have also, because of minute attention to detail and care in reproduction, much the aspect of photographs.

Or has Mr. Bonestell's mind been voyaging in the future a la Dunne, and are these astonishing paintings something even more than the most intelligent and artistic attempts I have ever seen to portray what no man yet knows? Peter Nevill, London. Reviewed by Arthur F. More than one generation of readers has acknowledged the eerie appeal of his tales; and this representative collection which has gained the recommendation of the Book Society, at a time when he is enjoying a reputation as an exponent of the macabre in the most up-to-date medium of the entertainer's art, will undoubtedly add emphasis to the claims of his followers.

The octogenarian Mr. Blackwood's own story, if not uncanny, is quite surprising. Having been to Cambridge, in his twentieth year he emigrated to Canada, where he went to work on the Canadian Methodist Magazine. After a variety of experiences, from dairy farming to gold prospecting, he became a reporter on the New York Sun and, later, the New York Times. Subsequently he was private secretary to an American millionaire, artist's model for Charles Dana Gibson, an actor in a stock company, and even a scent manufacturer. These varied professions, added to the many years he afterwards spent in Europe, provided the raw material for his writing.

But he was 36 before he settled down to a literary career with the publics-cation of his first book, "The Empty House" , which was followed by a large number of novels and short stories, mostly on supernatural themes; some of the best-known are "The Listener and Other Stories" '07 , "John Silence, Physician Extraordinary" '08 , "The Centaur" '11 , "Incredible Adventures" '14 , "The Extra Day" '15 , and "The Promise of Air" ' In "John Silence" he created a masterly sketch of an occult investigator who surpassed his then only rival, Sheridan LeFanu's somewhat clumsily drawn Dr.

Hesselius, and even to-day, against the formidable opposition of Dion Fortune's "Dr. Taverner" and Seabury Quinn's "Jules de Grandin," retains his popularity to such an extent that most of the horror anthologies of note include at least one of his exploits. Through the knowledge and wealth of experiences he has acquired on both sides of the ocean, Blackwood has arrived at a kind of mysticism which makes him unique among writers of weird tales, in this respect at least.

To quote his own summary of this philosophy: "My intense interest in the so-called 'psychic' region has been uppermost. My real interest lies in the question of a possible extension of human faculty and the suggestion that the man-in-the-street possesses strange powers which never manifest normally. Mingled with this is another strain of Blackwood's mysticism: the feeling of a communion or kinship with a Nature that is not only indifferent but often inimical to mankind.

Cast over many of his stories, and particularly over his highly sensitive characters, is a dreamlike atmosphere, which has all the intensity and irrational reality of a dream. This tendency, so evident in his earlier books e. It provoked H. Lovecraft, in his essay on "Supernatural Horror in Literature," to exalt him for his understanding of "how fully some sensitive minds dwell forever on the borderland of dream, and how relatively slight is the distinction betwixt those images formed from actual objects and those excited by the play of the imagination.

But although his genius is indisputable, his most ardent followers, if they be honest, will admit that he has failings. It may be due to his journalism, but he has no poetic witchery with words; he achieves his effects with passages that are sometimes bald and oft-times too elaborate, and if he has the advantage over Machen in the construction of his stories, his style lacks the colour of the Welsh writer.

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None the less, some connoisseurs will readily concede the claims of Algernon Blackwood to the title of master of the uncanny, and will find here twenty-two of his most powerful tales. Though not of the same quality as "The Willows" or "The Wendigo," these most recent works are yet good examples of their author's particular style of writing in this field; and each of the other selections will help the reader to assess for himself the worth of his considerable contribution to its development since the days of the peerless Poe.

Like most writers, he has his pet theme. I think the situation that mast clearly exemplifies this is that of a forlorn little band of weaponless humans, the last hope of their race. They are wounded, in agony, exhausted, desperate. They are marooned on an unutterably remote, inexorably inimical planet. The only reason why they are allowed to remain alive is that the odds against them are so stupendous that the tiny effort of destroying them is not worth while.

Their chance of success is, mathematically, zero. Yet, time and again, they bring it off, and in a way which makes one gasp far more with admiration than with incredulity. This is a literary feat which I am content to see Mr. Williamson perform as many times as he wishes: among past examples of it, I remember the "Legion of Space" trilogy and "After World's End" with particular affection. Their houses and gardens are redesigned, grandiosely but tastelessly. If they appear unhappy about this, they are given euphoride, a drug which produces the elementary happiness of infancy.

Those who, in more drastic objection, dare to attempt attack on the vast rhodomagnetic brain on Wing IV are subjected to brain-surgery or worse. Against all this is arrayed a pathetic little group. Each, however, has some supernormal capacity; and desperately they try to develop their psychophysical powers as a last resort against the physically invincible humanoids. Ill, frozen, starved, hiding in exitless caves they have mastered teleportation they work against time; for, on Wing IV, the great platinomagnetic grid which will give.

What part, meanwhile, is Frank Ironsmith playing: the too-bland mathematician, mysteriously exempt from the humanoids' care, who plays chess with an invisible opponent? He smiles his "sunburnt smile" a little too often for me; but Mr. Williamson gives his ending quite a new twist, and solves, as nearly as makes no matter, two difficult literary problems peculiar to science and mystery fiction, First, that of presenting a clearly benevolent influence in such a way that one will unreasonably but heartily dislike it; and second, that of defining the limits of an apparently almost limitless power that of psychophysics in such a way as to make the things it respectively can and cannot do seem plausible and consistent.

Both problems have been handled with a good deal of care, and a notable tightening-up, in comparison with the magazine version, is evident. This seems to me indicative of the author's genuine and conscientious interest in his work for its own sake. The science and philosophy are in themselves very stimulating. Williamson has all of van Vogt's imaginativeness in devising new sciences and realistic terminologies, and perhaps an even surer touch with his characters.

I happen to disagree with his philosophical implication that there are absolute moral standards, which might conceivably be best set for humanity by a mechanical brain. But I have no quarrel with his artistry: this is an absolutely first-rate piece of science fiction. Frederick Fell, New York. The editor of a magazine reveals himself and his opinion of his public well enough by the material he selects; the anthologist is even franker in giving away his prejudices and blind spots by what he leaves out.

One has read anthologies so stamped with the compiler's personality that the stories seemed more truly his than the original authors': it is arguable that he should so indulge his personal preference. For these reasons, one looks forward to a collection entitled "The Best. Bleiler and Dikty need have no qualms, however. No dark psychological secrets about them are discoverable from this collection of the best pieces which appeared in the magazines during '48, and now labelled the best of ' The editors have, in fact, done a brilliantly self-effacing job of broadminded, intelligent selection which is also artistically satisfying; and I at least have no quarrel with their title's claim, no list of glaring omissions.

Bradbury's humanistic-aesthetic outlook is certain to have an enormous effect on the development of science-fiction, and one which could not come at a better time: it is a pity that more of his work does not appear in the only U. This striking conception of a spaceport is adapted from the dust-cover of ' The Best Science Fiction Stories: In '31 the collaboration ended, and each writer went his separate but similar way; though Schachner's output in this field during the next three years was greatly in excess of the other's. While the enlivenment of Astounding under Editor Tremaine gave increasing scope for Schachner's thought-variants, Zagat occupied himself in other fields, until the rise of Thrilling Wonder in '36 presented him with a more favourable market for his robust type of fantasy, of which he took immediate advantage: "The Land Where Time Stood Still" Aug.

Of all his output, however, "Seven Out of Time" is perhaps the most enjoyable to the majority of readers. It belongs to the plot-category in which the present-day world must be saved from the menace of invasion by our descendants of the remote future: a useful device for bringing human beings of our age and type into conflict with the strange and terrible world of the far future.

Here Zagat did not strive for originality. Recommended for new readers. This may seem to indicate that there is little in the story to make it worth-while, and if one reads for semi-educational purposes that would be the correct inference. But the less seriously intentioned will find in it, as I did, a pleasant evening's entertainment. Fell, New York.

Certainly, brother. If you'll just follow me. Any man, I repeat; for everybody knows that only a green-eyed monster with writhing tentacles and a ray-gun could possibly emerge from a space-vessel. So when Llamkin, messenger from Mars, settles his craft down in the midst of a crowd of Long Island polo players, he finds his lack of tentacles, or mandibles, or any other of the accoutrements of non-terrestrial creatures, a definite handicap. The visitor is not assisted by his explanation that his Martian mentors reared him from birth in a special laboratory that simulated Earth conditions.

For the ancient Martian race desperately needs aid from Earth. Title credit belongs to File contributing editor of the day Kip W. The game show where you figure out the title of the third movie based on the first two! And who is our contestant today, George? Hideous and amazing! Let us begin. Leo does, of course, send off the telegraph and soon after Doc Savage calls on the phone. He points out certain subtleties we might have missed earlier:. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of the message then came out.

Onymous listed in your directory. Lemony Snickett has nothing on Lester Dent. Leo and the night manager discuss the mysterious telegram and then vanish from the book, never to be seen again. Sort of. We think we know what black holes look like. NASA renderings and sci-fi special effects artists usually imagine the eerie glowing ring of an event horizon around what appears to be an impenetrable dark chasm. Supermassive black holes have long been suspected to lurk at the center of every galaxy, including ours.

Activity that occurs at the edge of one of these dark leviathans can actually ripple through the entire galaxy it resides in. Despite their awe-inspiring power that has fueled pages and pages of brilliant science fiction and even an iconic Muse song, no one has actually ever seen one. Multiple points of view While good journalism tries to cover a story in a balanced way, you really never get the whole picture. Everyone involved in a tragedy or mysterious event will have a slightly different version of what happened. Fiction gives authors the ability to explore and create those various angles through multiple points of view.

School shooting novels especially use this tactic as these encounters are so personal—the gunman, the victims, the bystanders are the friends, teachers, siblings, and classmates with whom there is history and relationships. Allowing for many first person accounts gives a fuller picture of this tangled web of high school connections and emotions that culminate in a horrific and terrifying event. The book Violent Ends takes a unique approach to multiple points of view by giving 17 YA authors one chapter each to write from the perspective of a student in a high school that has been taken hostage by a fellow classmate.

It achieves an even more complex study into what would drive a person to such violence, and the variety of styles throughout the book make for a more interesting reading experience. Mystery solved, vanity press angry someone keeps making their Wikipedia page point to a Writer Beware warning about them. Not sure if this was how the interaction was supposed to go.

Corey, are not on the Nebula list of nominees for Best Novel. Indeed they were. And not just novels but novellas, novelettes, short stories, YA novels and screenplays, those being categories that SFWA awards annually. I mean, let me use me as an example: My novella The Dispatcher was eligible for the Novella category this year. It was very well reviewed, had a huge audience, and is already up for other awards.

The Dispatcher should be a shoo-in for a nomination, yes? I say yes! A thousand times! But he writes as if he suffered an actual rather than metaphorical concussion. In order for something to make it on the ballot of the Nebulas, it has to be nominated by members or associate members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. This is a little better than the Hugo nominating process, which is loose enough to create loopholes that let all sorts of bigoted groups to hijack the process.

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But still, the non-insider fan gets bamboozled: SFWA ignores great science fiction writing published outside of the places they usual look. The Nebulas and Hugos will nominate books about fantasy worlds and spaceships, but when the technological sci-fi speculation gets closer to home, those types of books tend to be overlooked. Just the opposite. Mainstream literary fiction — which is totally sci-fi — gets snubbed by the Nebulas and the Hugos completely.

I think that there are really important things that we have to do with students to get them to succeed in science, to go on and stay with careers. And that includes the idea of being exposed to something. So if you know that those things exist, it makes it easier for you to get involved. For example, it helps to know what an engineer is.

When you do hands-on science, you learn to — you learn about electricity by wiring a flashlight. And that expectation is, we should expect our kids to succeed and to achieve. Children live up or down to our expectations. Even if I would be squicked to high heaven by the details if anyone was crass enough to tell the world. I am sufficiently mature that I do not see the need for a legion of sensitivity readers to take their works and massage them into bland, tasteless pap. What I care about is that someone who has — objectively — done not one damn thing wrong is the subject of a coordinated effort to not merely silence him, but disappear him.

It happened to Larry Correia. To Brad Torgersen. Here are some WGA winners of genre interest. Jim C. Does this mean the time and money I spent last year as a large-press author traveling to signings and conventions and doing online promotion was completely wasted? Not necessarily. First there were snakes on a plane. Title credit goes to File contributing editor of the day bookworm Ted White at the Corflu. Ted White needs help to stay in his Falls Church home and keep the tax man off his back. Ted, now 79, has a deep resume in the sf field.

He is a writer with a dozen books published, former editor of Amazing and Fantastic , a past Worldcon chairman, winner of the Best Fan Writer Hugo, and the Worldcon fan guest of honor. It was built by my parents in and expanded in The problem is property taxes. I have paid them out of my dwindling savings, and my savings are now gone. At my age, opportunities for employment are limited. Currently I work one day a week as the copyeditor of my local weekly newspaper. I fear becoming homeless. Losing my house is a certainty unless I can keep the property taxes paid, and do the necessary upkeep on the house it needs painting and a new roof, at a minimum.

All my memories and all my possessions are here. Losing my house would be devastating. His review of issue 13 , which is still online, passes such judgements as —. They will no longer be receiving review copies. Not only does Mr. The photographer explains:. This shot was a year in the making. I tracked satellite images of where light pollution was located, tracked weather patterns, and waited for a clear enough sky to perfectly align with the new moon.

I also scouted locations for the exact time and placement in the sky of the core of the Milky Way relative to where I would be hiking. I experienced a lot of trial and error, but finally the ideal location, weather and moon phase all lined up perfectly for a galactic eruption. Launched this month — Fiyah Magazine of black speculative fiction. Excerpts from the stories in the first issue are available online.

Cat Rambo answered my questions about when the process officially begins:.

This year the election will be for President, Secretary, and a couple of Director positions. Lots of new authors — but at least one of them is far from unknown:. Beyond its star appeal and great angels versus demons mythos, the thing that Wesley and Ray Norman do that really drew me in was give us some powerful black heroes at a time when the call for diversity has never been higher—or more necessary.

Jason Sanford created a scoreboard showing how many stories various SFF publishers placed on the list. From the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America discussion board:. To see this for yourself, just go to the Easton Press website and click on a specific autographed item for sale.

No explanation for this is given on the website. But what else could it be? So many well-known authors are represented by Easton Press that this could be the break we have needed to get legislators to understand what is at stake because of their new law:. No one in California can buy an autographed book from Easton Press any more! I contacted the University of Oregon to ask who is the second recipient and have not had a reply. Joe Siclari shared with readers of his Fanac.

The interview has had more than views and FAANs is up over Since our last update, we have added new issues. It begins —. She is addressing her daughter, Hannah, who, we soon learn, has died at a young age. Louise is addressing Hannah in memory, evidently. But something peculiar is happening in this story. Time is not operating as expected. Astronomers have pinpointed the location of an enigmatic celestial object that spits out brief, but powerful, blasts of radio waves.

Nature says the mysterious cosmic radio blasts have been traced to a surprising source. The latest work, published on 4 January in Nature , is the sharpest look yet at the home of a fast radio burst known as FRB Located in the constellation Auriga, the intermittent signal was first detected on 2 November Since then, it has flared up several times, making it the only fast radio burst known to repeat. Its sensitivity allowed the scientists to detect multiple bursts from FRB The team then used two sets of radio telescopes — the Karl G. The bursts originate from a dwarf galaxy that emits faint radiation in both radio and visual wavelengths.

Follow-up observations with the Gemini North telescope, on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, showed that it is less than one-tenth the size and has less than one-thousandth the mass of the Milky Way. That would include neutron stars, one of the leading candidates for the source of fast radio bursts. But much more work is needed to pin down the physical mechanism of what causes these mysterious bursts, says Chatterjee. For now, FRB is just one example. That need could be filled later this year when a new radio telescope comes online in British Columbia , Canada, dedicated to hunting fast radio bursts.

Movie Pilot introduces a clever fan-made Star Wars video —. What would you do for your best friend? Chewbacca has been captured, and he needs a valuable item to make the trade. Arthurs for some of these stories. Title credit goes to File contributing editor of the day Steve Davidson, who may justly complain that I trimmed half his joke. Photo here. Grant from an assassination attempt, though he lost his Oakleys in the process. Oakleys are sunglasses that come from our time, but Ulysses S. Grant was one of the most important generals in the American Civil War.

How can both exist in the same place? I really want Kate Mulgrew to narrate all the thoughts in my head. I just want her to dig her way into my brain and just read my mind to me constantly. The Fireman is a fantastic book, and Kate Mulgrew is one of the best narrators out there.

She made this book one of those rare experiences where I listened to the book as much for the story as to just hear her talk to me. The tenth of Jim C. A woman with wings that exist in another dimension. A man trapped in his own body by a killer. A briefcase that is a door to hell. A conspiracy that reaches beyond our world. Breathtaking SF from a Clarke Award-winning author. Tricia Sullivan has written an extraordinary, genre defining novel that begins with the mystery of a woman who barely knows herself and ends with a discovery that transcends space and time. On the way we follow our heroine as she attempts to track down a killer in the body of another man, and the man who has been taken over, his will trapped inside the mind of the being that has taken him over.

And at the centre of it all a briefcase that contains countless possible realities. By our count, there are spacecraft in this image. Every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor is here, along with its trajectory. Open another tab in your browser and click here for a zoomable version of the image.

It seems that nearly every network and studio has snatched up the rights to old and new classics, with a bevy of projects in production or premiering in the coming months. Andrew Porter reports that Ted White told members of a listserve that he has lost his son, Aaron, to suicide. Our darling son, Aaron died early Monday morning. He had been fighting depression and took his own life.

We are so deeply devastated that we are having difficulty finding our way right now. Ted grew up in the house and raised his children, including Aaron in the house. When Charlie Brown goes to buy a Christmas tree, the place that sells them is a gaudy showplace with spotlights, and almost all of the trees available are artificial.

It is primarily a space opera, making it an awkward fit for Best Horror Novel. Indeed, Niemeier acknowledges on his blog that the book was voted into this bracket for tactical reasons. Niemeier seems to view himself as working in the high-flying pulp adventure tradition of E. Souldancer also has a distinct sales point. This marketing tactic will fail to attract anybody who is not already a convinced Puppy, of course. Should the Dragon Awards ever become a fandom institution, future generations will surely scratch their heads at how the first award for Best Horror Novel could have gone to this mediocre space opera.

He just posted the complete table of contents for the fiction element of the book. Noreascon 2, the 38th Worldcon, was held in Boston in September Pflock, and Spider Robinson, this discussion is structured with the panelists describing their favorite future and then discussing and taking questions. We hope you enjoy this delightful clip of author Joe Haldeman, singing one of his most entertaining songs. Introduced by Dr. Title credit goes to File contributing editor of the day Schnookums von Fancypants.

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On Facebook, Mike Resnick shared the beautiful cover of the Chinese edition of Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge , a collection which uses his story as the title. Just this morning I realized how very grateful I am to have what I had thought to be a minor character in a novel blossoming into something unexpected….. A time travel mystery thriller romance.

Out this month in paperback from A. En route to London from New York, Flight suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home? As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past—to save our world.

A wildly inventive and propulsive adventure full of hairpin twists, Departure is a thrilling tale that weaves together power, ambition, fate, memory, and love, from a bold and visionary talent. Dedman is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Western Australia and the author of five novels and more than short stories. Science fiction and the United States military often inhabit the same imaginative space. Weapons technology has taken inspiration from science fiction, from the bazooka and the atomic bomb to weaponized lasers and drones.

Star-spangled superheroes sold war bonds in comic books sent to GIs during World War II, and adorned the noses of bombers. A missile shield of laser satellites—dreamed up by writers and embraced by the high command—is partially credited with ending the Cold War. Sci-fi themes and imagery are used to sell weapons programs, military service and wars to the public.

Some science fiction creators have willingly cooperated with the military; others have been conscripted. Some have used the genre as a forum for protest. This book examines the relationship between the U.

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A time-like line is a set of points separated only by time: same place, different times. A closed time-like curve loops back upon itself and thus defies ordinary notions of cause and effect: Events are their own cause. In the movie The Martian , a mighty sandstorm leaves astronaut Mark Watney stranded on Mars after high winds rip out an antenna and destroy most of his camp. That scene was a little exaggerated. But sand and dirt on Mars is definitely a problem. Mars periodically gets massive sandstorms that spread out across the planet and can last for days or weeks at a time.

All those little particles flying around could conceivably tear a hole in your spacesuit. Or, more prosaically, they could clog door seals, mess up machinery, or even cover up solar panels, depriving astronauts of power for extended periods. A related concern is the fact that Martian soil is toxic. It contains very high concentrations of perchlorates — salts that can do serious damage to the human thyroid gland. Many fans were upset that the studio was citing copyright infringement after years of the fan films being released without any problems, and eventually, J.

Abrams and Justin Lin, directors of the reboot movies, became involved, and Abrams implied that the lawsuit would go away. Now THR has learned that Axanar Productions has brought forward a motion to compel discovery, and one of the things it demands is to learn what Paramount discussed with Abrams and Lin about the lawsuit and fan films in general.

Title credit goes to File contributing editor of the day snowcrash. Marcia Kelly Illingworth alerts friends of Tim Bolgeo that he has entered hospice care: I am getting damned sick and tired of having to write to you about things like this. The donation was noted in Pixel Scroll item 4 on July 28, : After 20 years of collecting, he is donating his one-of-a-kind collection of 17, books worth an estimated three quarters of a million dollars.

Died Born May 11, — Maurice Nahum. Born May 11, — Denver Pyle. Born May 11, — Richard Feynman. Ok, not genre as such but certainly genre adjacent. Publisher and bibliographer who released the first of his many SF bibliographies around the early Eighties. Writers such as Anderson, Lieber and Wellman were covered. Born May 11, — Frances Fisher , Have I mentioned how I love the latter series? Well I do! Born May 11, — Alter S. Reiss , Born May 11, — Lana Connor , Bizarro depicts state-of-the-art medicine for robots. Congratulations to Jim C. Hines jimchines May 10, Look familiar?

Yeah another animated gnome film. Born July 13, — Harrison Ford. Born July 13 — Steve McQueen, Yes the grandson of that actor. I read the news today — PVP. Evangelizing through beauty J. Well, maybe not. Cue the Jaws theme… Holy crap. Camestros Felapton recently graced the comments section with this example of Bohemian Rhap Music: Is this more sci-fi? In the meantime, my heartfelt thanks. He explains: I began putting together an ebook of the various recommendation lists and sorting them by magazine with some links to free stories , but as I kept coming across more recommendations, I abandoned the Sisyphean project.

She served as a Tiptree Award judge in He points out certain subtleties we might have missed earlier: The mysterious circumstances surrounding the appearance of the message then came out. On encouraging more women and minorities to enter math and science I think that there are really important things that we have to do with students to get them to succeed in science, to go on and stay with careers. TW: hate speech pic. The photographer explains: This shot was a year in the making. You will see this message: Sorry, this product cannot ship to California.

So many well-known authors are represented by Easton Press that this could be the break we have needed to get legislators to understand what is at stake because of their new law: No one in California can buy an autographed book from Easton Press any more! Easton Press is currently offering signed items.

It begins — What tense is this? Movie Pilot introduces a clever fan-made Star Wars video — What would you do for your best friend? About the Book: A woman with wings that exist in another dimension. We will let everyone know when and where the memorial service will be once we know the details.