NEWSLETTERS and PRESS RELEASES (See Below for Full text)
Nightshade Books Ebook Release
Scott Robinson (Sciencesonic) Tour
SpaceX Grasshopper Test Successful
Radio Archives August
Tananarive Due – Lifetime Achievement Award From CBC
Bioware Says STFU to Privilege
NPR Profiles Tiptree
Author Expelled From SFWA (Commentary)
Guide to LGBTQ Characters in YA Fiction
What Did Orson Say?
What Others Think About What Orson Said
What Orson Said
The Boogie Man IS Real! (Writer Beware)
Fantastic Books Can’t Collect from Somerville MA Book Shop
Revealing Essay on Personal Digital Privacy
A Letter From Nightshade Books
Author Expelled From SFWA (SFWA)
Author Expelled From SFWA (Commentary)
Author Expelled From SFWA (commentary)
Ebook Loyatly Program. ‘Bout Time
Tangent Online features P.K.Dick in an Exploring Tomorrow Radio Play
50 SF/F Novels Everyone Ought To Read (So Say Some)
Hit Girl 2 Trailer
Are Ebooks Inheritable?
12 Cats Enjoying a Read (via Andy Porter)
New A. C. Clarke Bio
Extended Gravity (Video)
Blake’s 7 Remake for Xbox?
Harlan Interviews Silverbob (1986)
Vic and Blood Are Back! (Interview)
New Trek Voted Worst Trek Evah! (Told Ya)
Tales to Terrify: At the Mountains of Madness (Podcast)
Word Art Highlights Scientists
Is Vin Diesel A Post Apocalyptic Orc?
What Are the Odds, Spock?
Level 17 Released
Atomic Bark to Watch The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
Blood ‘n’ Thunder Guide to Pulp Fiction – Praise for Purple Prose
Pro Se Presents: The Podcast
Tangent Online features an episode from Suspense, 1945
Bradbury Updated (via Paul Di Filippo)
Bugs Mr Rico! Zillions of ’em! (Obvious, I know)
Bug Anyone, Anywhere
Robotic Slime Molds? Not Exactly
Scientific Analysis of Elysium Space Station
MAVEN Arrives for Launch
Sequestration Killing Research
First Extra-Solar Eclipse
HERE’S Your Jet Pack. Now STFU! (Video)
Voyager 1 Definitely Leaves the Solar System. Maybe.
Curiosity is Truly Under the Hurtling Moons of Mars (Video)
No More Repair Work On Kepler
NEWSLETTERS and PRESS RELEASES
The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
~~~ Scott Robinson Hello, hope you are all having a great summer! I’ve recently returned from appearances at the Aarhus Jazz Festival in Denmark (as Artist-in-Residence), the Caramoor Festival, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, Iowa. Just wanted to let everybody know about a few things. First, I leave tomorrow for a little 3-date mini-tour (Phil., DC & MD) playing tenor with my good friend Ryan Keberle and his quartet “Catharsis”: Aug. 14th – World Cafe Live, Philly http://tickets.worldcafelive.com/event/296351-catharsis-philadelphia/ Aug. 15th – Twins Jazz, D.C. http://www.twinsjazz.com/index.php?option=com_eventlist&view=details&id=709:catharsis&Itemid=18&page=0 Aug. 16th – 49 West, Annapolis http://49westcoffeehouse.com/index.php Next, I’m happy to report that I appeared in four places in this year’s DownBeat Critics Poll, published in this month’s issue. Didn’t win any categories this time around, but I “placed” in four, including – for the first time – Jazz Artist (Rising Star). This is a great honor for me, to even be in consideration for a nod as artist of the year, irrespective of instrument. (Incidentally, I’ve noticed there are some who take out big ads each year that make it sound as if they’ve been winning these polls over and over, where in reality they’ve only made it onto the list somewhere. I won’t do that! You’ll get full disclosure from me. I was dead last on that Jazz Artist list… but I’ll take it!) Next up is the Readers Poll. I’m listed there in 3 places: Tenor sax (my primary instrument!), Baritone sax, and Bass Sax (under miscellaneous). Wanna vote? Anyone can; here’s the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DBReadersPoll Of course none of us are in this for the poll results. We’re here for the MUSIC. Please visit www.sciensonic.net to check out some of the music I really believe in. My newest release is Afar… improvised duets with the great Frank Kimbrough. Lastly for this month, I will be appearing in NYC at the Ear Inn on the 25th (with the EarRegulars), and at the Jazz Standard from the 29th through Sept. 1 (with the Mingus Band). Thanks and stay well, Scott Robinson ~~~ On August 13th, the Falcon 9 test rig (code name Grasshopper) completed a divert test, flying to a 250m altitude with a 100m lateral maneuver before returning to the center of the pad. The test demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights. Click image above to watch the video. Grasshopper is taller than a ten story building, which makes the control problem particularly challenging. Diverts like this are an important part of the trajectory in order to land the rocket precisely back at the launch site after reentering from space at hypersonic velocity. ~~~
Out of the caverns of the lost came the deathless beast-men of Herr Goulon, Hunland’s Master-mind of Murder and to save the world he was fighting for, the Ace American Flying Spy had to undertake a solo flight beyond the grave! Total Pulp Experience. These exciting pulp adventures have been beautifully reformatted for easy reading as an eBook and features every story, every editorial, and every column of the original pulp magazine. $2.99.
In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a collection of stories from the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, all written by John H. Knox, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $2.99.
I let my wife stand witness to Dr. Klitgard’s monstrous experiments with a giant ape — against my will… Good God! Could I have only known the ghastly plan went further… In 1934 a new type of magazine was born. Known by various names — the shudder pulps, mystery-terror magazines, horror-terror magazines — weird menace is the sub-genre term that has survived today. Dime Mystery Magazine was one of the most popular. It came from Popular Publications, whose publisher Harry Steeger was inspired by the Grand Guignol theater of Paris. This breed of pulp story survived less than ten years, but in that time, they became infamous, even to this day. This ebook contains a classic story the pages of Dime Mystery Magazine, reissued for today’s readers in electronic format. $0.99.
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