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Edward Gorey is one of my favorite artists. What if he had illustrated Lovecraft's stories or created artwork with Lovecraftian themes? The art of John Kenn Mortensen might be the result.
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Nothing to provide a much-needed ego boost like seeing your name in an about-the-author section on Amazon. 
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Keeping expectations in check, yes, but I swear, when I heard the main title of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, I got fanboy chills. 
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Harper Lee's new book has some crazy stuff in it. (thanks to  +GlassSpiider Bex ).   #GoSetAWatchman  #HarperLee #geek #awesom  
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Aw shucks u guise...
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I for one welcome our new overlords, whoever they may be...
Homo sapiens sapiens has had a pretty good run for a species confident enough to name ourselves the "wise, wise guys." But we are reaching a point when we
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I've read all but the Wallace. Going to reread the Delany and Stephenson this year. 
Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s easier to fake it. We asked some of our favorite writers, and they told us the 10 books that everyone pretends to have read. And why you should actually read them.
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"First and Last Men." For heaven's sake.
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I wrote the foreword for Dave Golder's SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE POSTERS, which you now can purchase from Amazon. You need one. 
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My essay "Adventure and Exoticism: The Beauties of Science Fiction Poster Art" is the foreward to Flame Tree Publishing's Science Fiction Movie Posters by Dave Golder, a beautiful book of science fiction poster art (hence the title) released today. You need one.
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My Armadillocon 37 schedule is up.
My Armadillocon 37 schedule has been announced on their website .  In addition to the writer's workshop , I will be at the following events: Fr2100E  Classic Feminist SF Fri 9:00 PM-10:00 PM...
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The explosion was the third failed attempt to resupply the space station with cargo in recent months.
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“We need to arrive at a balance between a society that maximises civil liberties but also maximises the potential for people to survive the lethal conditions of space."
The governments we create on other worlds might turn nasty. Richard Hollingham meets a group plotting revolution in space.
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Now that 'hipster' means absolutely nothing, here's what to call the next generation.
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    English, 1989 - 1993
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I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. -- John Keats
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I don't believe in ghosts...I don't believe in vampires...I don't believe in demons, angels, astrology, werewolves, JFK conspiracy theories, Feng shui, utopias, God, Satan, pyramid power, Freud, Marx, Buddha, prayer, the power of positive thinking, poltergeists, reincarnation, UFO's, Bigfoot, grapho-analysis, whole grain cereals, Jesus, Patsy Ramsey's innocence, an afterlife or...fill in the blank...I may believe in the Beatles. The jury's still out on that. But I definitely do not believe in Yoko. I am, in John Keats's words, "...certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of Imagination." -- Dan Simmons
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I write science fiction and sf criticism, among other things.
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