Sunday, July 20, 2008

News and Blog Updates: July 20, 2008

News Headlines:
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Seattlepi.com: "Bruce Lee family looks for museum sites in Seattle" Not really SF or F related, but may be of interest of local fans.

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PNWLocalNews.com: "Anim√© Fest bounds into Bayview" From the article: "The spirit of both Tezuka and Disney will color the Bayview Cash Store at the “Anim√© Fest” from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 25"

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Are We Alone - Next show available July 21, 2008: "Genes That Fit"

Relaxed DNA
Remember Mr. Potato Head? You changed his look by snapping in plastic mustaches, googly eyes and feet. Now imagine doing the same with a living cell: inserting the genes you want to create the organism you want. Welcome to the world of synthetic biology. It has potential to create new bio-fuels and life-saving drugs. It also ushers in a host of ethical and safety concerns. We examine both when we discuss this emerging science of mix and match genes. Plus, does doing an end run around Mother Nature challenge the essence of life itself? Guests:

You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/ and be sure to check the Are We Alone Profile and Blog on MySpace.


News Worth Reposting:
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Correction and Congratulations for Yasmine Galenorn - Last night I incorrectly listed the wrong title from Yasmine Galenorn (along with misspelling her name) Actually it is "Dragon Wytch" that has been the USA Today and NYT extended lists for two weeks now.

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The Edge of Propinquity - Volume 31, July 2008:
The Edge of Propinquity is a series of short stories from four different authors in four different universes exploring the world that lurks just beneath the surface of everyday life. It is the world of the unexplained, supernatural, magic, horror, duty, responsibility, black humor, conspiracy, unknown heritage and power. This webzine is updated on the 15th of every month. Have you ever looked over the edge and seen something looking back at you?

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Next Steamcon Meeting! - Sunday July 27th at 3:00 - 4:45 P.M. at the Capitol Hill branch of the Public Library. 425 Harvard Ave. E. Seattle WA

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GUD Magazine - Special offer for NWSFS News Blog readers!
For the entire month of July, GUD Magazine ( http://www.gudmagazine.com/ ) will be offering 50% off for the PDF versions of Issues 0 and 1 for readers of the NWSFS Blogs. Go to: http://www.gudmagazine.com/subs/subscribe-nwsfs.php


Headlines From SF News Sites:
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io9:
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RevolutionSF: Trailer Probe : Watchmen (Feature)

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Science Fiction Awards Watch: A Hugo for Cover Design?

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SF Signal:
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StarShipSofa: StarShipSofa No 96 Round Table John Varley Robert Reed mp3


Selected Blog Updates:
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Alethea Kontis - "Vampire Mermaid"

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Cynthia Leitich Smith - "Tantalize Giveaway at The Book Girl Reviews"

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Fran Friel - "Links of a Lazy Woman"

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HARPER PERENNIAL - "More on Crue - Win a Guitar!"

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Janet Lee Carey - "Free-falling"

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Jeff Carlson - "MySpace sci fi thriller PLAGUE WAR by Jeff Carlson", & "Romantic Times Book Reviews does PLAGUE WAR"

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John Scalzi's "Whatever" - New Short Story at Tor.Com — Now Live!, Fan Fiction in Canada, & Summer Vacation Schedule is Officially On

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kelleyeskridge.com - Administrative blah-blah about email subscriptions, & Being human (2) - Play like a girl

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Lois McMaster Bujold - "Winterfair Gifts audio download is up"

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Nicola Griffith: Ask Nicola - security cost-benefit analysis: terrorism, & high pucker factor

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Paul Halpern - "Swiss Adventures"

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Robert J Sawyer's Blog - Cordwainer Award to Stanley G. Weinbaum

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Robin Hobb - "A Fantasy Medley from Subterranean Press"

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StoneGarden Publishing - "Humans Continue to Develop", & "Humans Develop?"

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The Crotchety Old Fan - History vs History

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