Next up is a novel of future India…
A reprint of an old Philip J Farmer novel…
My next book is a non fiction one from a “Villain” in the “Is Pluto a planet” debate.
You’ve probably seen the cute picture of the squirrel who “photocrashed” the photo
taken at Lake Minnewanka (Up in Canada. I’ve been there!)
It seems this has become a meme with the magic of photoshopping.
As I have said and thought, a lot of good photography can be atttributed to factors which are purely serendipitous. The original photo is a perfect example of that.
Experience the Planets
“Experience the Planets(ETP) is an ongoing project…Developed by Greg Martin along with a collaborative group of like-minded artists, ETP breaks away from fanciful notions of space and embraces the more challenging task of creating scenes informed by science factor hypothesis.”
But, really, words can’t convey the beauty of the artwork. Go see them for yourself.
What do the members of GI Joe and Cobra do on their off hours?
Lots and lots of cameos.
I’ve heard of some nightmare plane experiences (and had less than satisfactory adventures, myself), but this takes the cake:
47 trapped in ‘nightmare’ overnight aboard small Continental plane
Special congratulations to Elizabeth Bear, who won best novelette for “Shoggoths in Bloom”! That’s number two, my friend!
The rest of the winners:
The Winners of the 2009 Hugo Award have just been announced via The Hugo Awards Twitter feed:
* BEST NOVEL: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
* BEST NOVELLA: “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s Oct/Nov 2008)
* BEST NOVELETTE: “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
* BEST SHORT STORY: “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two, also: audio version)
* BEST RELATED BOOK: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008 by John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
* BEST GRAPHIC STORY: Girl Genius, Volume 8: “Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones” Written by Kaja & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
Via my brother (thanks, Greg)
Archaeologists have unearthed a sprawling country villa believed to be the birthplace of Vespasian, the Roman emperor who built the Colosseum, they said Friday. The 2,000-year-old ruins were found about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Rome, near Cittareale, lead archaeologist Filippo Coarelli said.
The 150,000-square-feet (14,000-square-meter) complex was at the center of an ancient village called Falacrine, Vespasian’s hometown.
This review is based on listening to about 3/5 of the book on the trip to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks I took in June, and the remaining 2/5 that I read.