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Derek Austin Johnson
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A team of international scientists, led by astronomers from Cardiff University's School of Physics and Astronomy, has shown for the first time that galaxies can change their structure over the course of their lifetime.
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Secret agent meh. My review of THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. is up at SF Signal. 
Derek Johnson says THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. fell short of the movie that it could have been. Here's why.
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One of the greatest writers in any genre answers questions posed by NYT's By the Book. 
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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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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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Is there anybody out there?
To find intelligent extraterrestrial life, we might need to find proof of its demise.
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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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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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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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  • University of Texas at Austin
    English, 1989 - 1993
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January 13
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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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Writer and critic
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Central Texas
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Houston, Texas - Springfield, Massachusetts - Chicago, Illinois - Austin, Texas - Houston, Texas - Arlington, Texas