AMAZING News August 11, 2013

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Nightshade Books
Fantastic Fiction at KGB
SpaceX Awarded Launch


100 Great Stories by Women SF Writers (yes, some of them are great and all of the authors are women! I mean, all of the women authors are great and so are some of their stories!  Wait…Oh Bother!  Just check out this list of wonderful SF by women)

Commentary on Ian Sales list of 100 Great SF Stories by Women

On A More Troglodydic Note:  Race Issues in the US Did Not End in the 60s



BearLib Infringes on Copyrights


Neill Blomkamp on political science fiction (interview)


Fanzines Received:

Spartacus, Issue #1, July 2013 – Guy H. Lillian III

6 pages, Xeroxed. Commentary on gays and fandom, Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman, the Oscars, sexual harassment.


TAFF Report

Shades of Norwegian Blue:  “He’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He’s expired and gone to meet his maker!
He’s a stiff! Bereft of life, He rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed him to the perch He’d be pushing up the daisies!  This is an Ex-Parrot!”
“He’s just restin.”   (Apologies to Monty Python for the slight re-wording of their sketch.)

H. P. Lovecraft Exhibition


Ten Reasons to Love It. (Video)

Science Fiction Becomes Reality

What It’s Like To Be In Space



Voices Behind the Faces

Honor Harrington Film?

Barbie Goes To Mars (But I thought they wanted our womens!?)

There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet.

Rayguns Over Texas to Premiere at Worldcon

Robot 4 Sale

Chris Garcia Launches ANOTHER Podcast.  Do you like Tea?




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eBook Pre-Orders Now Available !

Looking for a great summer read to finish off the summer? Pre-Order our new eBooks set to release later this month!

Pre – Orders available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Pre-Order Available on Barnes & Noble                                               Release Date: August 27, 2013

The Best Horror of the Year Volume 5

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  Zero Point
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The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All


FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel


Wednesday August 21st

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)

Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing), the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, the Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, Beauty Queens, and the recent 1920’s supernatural fantasy, The Diviners, as well as several short stories and plays. When Libba is not inventing excuses for missing various deadlines, she sings in the all-YA author rock band, Tiger Beat, and has considered selling Poetry Tampons(TM) on Etsy


 Nova Ren Suma is the author of the young adult novels Imaginary Girls and 17 & GoneHer next novel, a ghost story called The Walls Around Us, is forthcoming from Algonquin Young Readers. Her short stories have appeared in Gulf CoastOrchid, Small Spiral NotebookNew York Stories, and other literary journals.

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 Books will be available for purchase from Word Bookstore

 Sponsored in part by Cemetery Dance Publications


SpaceX is Awarded Launch of German Radar Reconnaissance Satellite System
Falcon 9 rockets will deliver three-satellite SARah Constellation that will serve German Ministry of Defense

Hawthorne, CA – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will provide the launch services for Germany’s second-generation radar reconnaissance satellite system. The satellites, provided by OHB System AG and Astrium GmbH, will replace the current constellation and will be delivered to orbit by two Falcon 9 rockets in 2018 and 2019.

“SpaceX looks forward to working with OHB and Astrium, and we appreciate their confidence in SpaceX to reliably deliver these satellites to orbit,” said Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO. “These missions are very meaningful for SpaceX as the first contracted for a European government.”

OHB will build two passive-antenna synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites, and Astrium GmbH will build a larger, phased-array-antenna satellite under contract for OHB. The three-satellite constellation will replace the current OHB-built five-satellite SAR-Lupe constellation.

About SpaceX

SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft. SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners. The company has more than 3,000 employees in California, Texas, Washington, D.C., and Florida. For more information, visit

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