SPECIAL NOTE: Today at 4 Pm EST (1 PM PCT), Experimenter Publishing will host an online book launch party for NO POLICE = NO FUTURE, the James Beamon edited collection of stories that address policing and justice in the future. Numerous contributing authors will be on the panel discussing policing, their stories, the anthology’s remit, publishing and science fiction in general. Open to the Public. Meeting link here.
Day of the 32,000 Year Old Triffid: Scientists grow plant from ancient seeds
David Hardy’s depiction of Neptune
Did early humans hibernate? Maybe.
Someday, in the far, far future, you will be able to read the morning paper on your television set
How a handful of SF authors helped to shape socialism
Ravens are at least as smart as chimps (I think a chimera combining the two is how we got flying monkeys)
Michael Swanwick wins the Aelita Award for lifetime contributions to Russian SF
A study finds that most young Americans are affiliated with the religion of “None”
Buck Rogers is coming back to the big screen. And the little screen. And who knows where else? (Buck first saw fame as Anthony Rogers in the pages of Amazing Stories when Philip Francis Nowlan’s Armageddon: 2419 A.D. was published in the August 1928 issue, and The Airlords of Han in the March 1929 issue.)
Sustained Long Distance Quantum Teleportation Achieved. Entanglement. Maybe you’ll understand it a little better than we do.
Lattice Confinement Fusion – a new space drive
David Brin got the rights back for his Uplift novels and he has been furiously editing
Butlers Four Rules for predicting the future. (But wait, that’s not what SF does…)
Cool photo of the ISS passing between Jupiter and Saturn during the Great Conjunction
SPECIAL #DISNEYMUSTPAY Update: More authors
HAM (Amateur) Radio Operators help school kids talk to astronauts on the ISS (interesting historical connection: Gernsback helped establish amateur radio.) More
Scotty (James Doohan) ashes smuggled aboard the ISS. And make sure to check out Steven Silver’s chronicle of the first real space smugglers later today!
Damien Walters asks: Is Star Wars Addition or Recovery in his latest podcast
Paul Levinson discusses inspiration
Snowshoe Art. Yes, it’s a thing and it is marvelous!