Sunday, April 27, 2008

News and Blog Updates: April 27, 2008

News Headlines:
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Are We Alone - Next show available April 28, 2008: "You Animal!"
Maybe Dr. Doolittle was on to something; animals are smarter than we think. Birds, apes, and dolphins are all clever problem solvers with a rich vocabularly and - in some cases - self-awareness. Find out what you can learn from our furry, finned and feathered friends. Also, why you are so much an animal yourself, all the way down to the bare bones.

Plus, enter the locked vaults that hold extinct and newly-discovered animal species. And why B-movie critters steal the show.

A new species? This is a grey-faced sengi. Click here for another photo.

Guests:

You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/


Headlines From SF News Sites:
Lots's of interesting stuff to read today, especially the news regarding the Nebula Awards of which there are several good articles below.

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io9: The Wacky Science Fiction Titles of LucasArts, Hubble's Demolition Derby Of Galaxies, Lost: Ben and Widmore Play a Game of Risk, & Planet 51 Continues Scifi's Invasion Of Animation

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Locus Online: Awards News: Nebula Awards Winners, Monitor: New Books: third week April, Monitor: What's In Other Magazines, early April, Locus Magazine: Sample Reviews, &
Awards News: Locus Awards Finalists,

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RevolutionSF:
Comics Screed: Marvel Apes, Iron Fist, Turkey of the Week (News), & Elric : Stealer of Souls (Review),

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Science Fiction Awards Watch: Nebula Reactions Poll, The Nebs Have Landed, SideWise Nominees, & Nebulas Live Online

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SFScope: Publications Received: April 2008, SFWA Election Results: New Officers Take Office in July, & Updates to Previously Published Articles (20-26 April 2008),

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SF Signal: WINNERS: 2007 Nebula Awards, Sunday YouTube: Indian Superman, & SF Tidbits for 4/26/08


Selected Blog Updates:

I'm running behind tonight, so I haven't had time to review all the blogs, but I see we have several new blogs listed including one from David Brin. The Aurthor C. Clarke Awards have a listing regarding a short list for the upcoming winner announcement on April 30th, 2008.

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Alethea Kontis - "The Author Goddess and I ", & "A Day in the Life "

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Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest - "Announcing: Open Your Eyes by Paul Jessup ", "New free fiction! ", & "Help us with an experiment? "

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Boxcar Astronaut - "Beware of dangers in the grass! "

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Bret Jordan - "THE WITCH, THE HUNTER AND THE BRIDE "

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "3 Giveaways, Authors, Editors, Agents, Mentoring, Picture-Book Writing, JK Rowling, and More "

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David Brin - "Once Yearly posting by David Brin! "

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David Louis Edelman - "Money, Madness, and Munchausen "

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Fran Friel - "BEASTIAL! And a Sign of Lincoln... "

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HARPER PERENNIAL - "I want to be wise witty and pretty 24 hours a day … "

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Heather S. Ingemar - "Going to a conference! "

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Horror Library Blog-O-Rama - "BEASTIAL! And a Sign of Lincoln... - by Fran Friel ", & "It's In All Of Us By AJ Brown "

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JAMES AND DADDY - "Update 27th April 2008 "

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Jeff Carlson - "Yes, I'm Still Alive "

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - "2 Days to Go...25 Things You’ll Find in Little Brother continues with number 2 ", "3 Days to Go...25 Things You’ll Find in Little Brother continues with number 3", & "4 Days to Go...25 Things You’ll Find in Little Brother continues with number 4 "

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Louise Bohmer - Lachesis Publishing - "A Nation of Expendables by Vana Roth -- Now Available at Amazon "

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Mark Rainey - "Winter Frights ", & "Catching Up "

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Paul Halpern - "Quantum Musicians ", & "The Great Philadelphia and Western Railway "

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Robert J Sawyer's Blog - Nebula winners announced, & What I've been up to

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Robin Hobb - "Returned from Netherlands and Elf Fantasy Fair "

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Scott Nicholson - "Writer's Almanac "

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The Arthur C. Clarke Award - "Shortlist Spotlight in The Times "

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Yasmine Galenorn - "Cover Contest—Changeling is up for an award! ", "Beltane Book Giveaway ", "Creep Me Out ~grins~ (& A couple of Reader Questions) ", & "Cool Shows & Reader Questions "

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