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Fritz Freiheit
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The money quote: '...astronomer Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University decided to look at photographic plates of the sky dating back to the late 19th century. To his amazement, he learned that over the last hundred years, KIC 8462852's light output has steadily faded by about 19%, something that’s “completely unprecedented for any F-type main sequence star.” '
It’s probably not aliens. Seriously guys, it’s very, very unlikely that it’s aliens. But the weird, flickering star known as KIC 8462852 still isn’t sitting right with astronomers. In fact, it just got a lot weirder.
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Starkiller Base is fueling up very slowly.
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On the verge of 2016, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

For those of you who are writers, may your words be bountiful. I've put together a spreadsheet to track your writing productivity on a day by day basis.

Happy New Year!
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon. In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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For SF authors that swing that way, here are some agents seeking submissions...
Hey friends! This is a list of agents looking for science fiction, along with recent comments from some of them about what they're looking for. This isn't my genre, but I've met a lot of people wor...
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Thanks for the post, +Fritz Freiheit​​
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My favorites being (1) No third person omniscient (so don't read Terry Pratchett's Discworld); (6) No FTL. (Yeah, stick with your Mundane SF, it's safer) and (7) Women can't write hard SF. (so don't read C.J. Cherryh's Downbelow Station or Cyteen or ... well you get the idea.)

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/9_Writing_Rules_Science_Fiction_and_Fantasy_Authors_Should_Break
In the sci-fi / fantasy genre, there are many spoken and unspoken rules of what makes a great book. I have picked my favourite 9 rules from the article: 10 Writing "Rules" We Wish More Science Fic...
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Novel number 4, Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons has officially gone beta as of 2015/10/30.

http://fritzfreiheit.com/wiki/Novel_number_4_is_officially_beta
The Red Rook, sequel to Dispensing Justice and the second novel of Nova Genesis World is now available for Kindle or as a paperback at Amazon. In The Red Rook, Penny confronts her doubts about becoming a superhero as events around the disappearance of one her school mates unfolds.
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An interesting perspective from John C. Wright. As a member of John's generation of RPGers (I started just before Greyhawk was released), I've always assumed the "generation barrier" existed. My (relatively) infrequent exchanges with your generation +Jeffro Johnson  made it plain that there was, and is a reading gap. And how could there not be? I remember an era when, if you worked at it, you could read every SF and Fantasy book published each year. That is long gone. I have mixed feelings about modern readers not having delved into the foundations that their genre is built upon, but it's unrealistic to expect any but the dedicated to do much more than dabble in the past of our genre(s).



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I think John C. Wright waited for me to finish the series before commenting on it as sort of a courtesy. 
So John C. Wright has weighed in on the Appendix N series: My Elves are Different; Or, Erlkoenig and Appendix N Read the whole thing!™ At this point, I'd thought that I had heard just about everyth...
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Interesting speculation on super-massive-yet-to-be-found elements. I'll just wander off and contemplate the SFnal implications...
 
The nice thing about running simulations all day is it gives me plenty of time for reading.

"These rules may not hold for all the super-heavy elements. In their atoms, the electrons near the nucleus are so tightly bound by the positively-charged nucleus that they travel at immense speeds. They are so fast that they feel the effects of Einstein's theory of special relativity, which states that objects moving close to the speed of light gain mass. As a result, the inner electrons become heavier. The upshot is that "relativistic" effects can mean a super-heavy element does not behave as we would expect it to."

But, how would it behave then ? TELL ME ! I NEED TO KNOW THIS !!!

"...it seems that nothing untoward happens to the energies of the innermost electrons until atomic number 173. Even then the atoms can remain stable, but all the same something weird happens. It turns out that the innermost electrons of element 173 might be in an unusual, unstable state that can evoke these "virtual" particles. If one of these electrons gets kicked out of its shell, for example by zapping it with an X-ray, it will leave a hole behind. This hole will be filled by an electron that appears out of nothing. But for this electron to form, a positron must also form, and this will be emitted by the atom. In other words, the electron clouds of these really huge elements might occasionally burp out particles of antimatter."

Well that's cool.
Since the 1930s, physicists have made dozens of new chemical elements. Could these discoveries continue forever?
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I can't resist adding one of my favorite SF novels with dinosaurs. +John DeNardo are you familiar with John C. McLoughlin's Toolmaker Koan?

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Dinosaurs in Science Fiction!
SF Signal blogger John DeNardo discusses the long history of dinosaurs appearing as characters in science fiction stories.
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They made some very great covers back then. $ 0.40 is nothing to sneeze at either but I guess today it's probably similar inflation-adjusted.
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I always find it interesting when a scientist argues a speculative position. It seems far fetched that Purcell didn't know that he was presenting a distorted view of STL travel, and I can't help but wonder if his true motivations were to move funds away from rocketry based space exploration and into Earth based astronomy.
 
How to argue against interstellar travel with a cooked argument
“No matter how these issues are ultimately resolved, Centauri Dreams opts for the notion that even the back of a cereal box may contain its share of mysteries.” I wrote that line in 2005, and if it...
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A topic near and dear to my heart...
 
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity

If you write science fiction here are five sites that will provide you with all the resources you could wish for - awards, book reviews, opinion pieces, author interviews, fiction excerpts, author and publisher reading lists, a comprehensive list of links to author and fan tribute sites, sci-fi conventions, sci-fi TV and movies, magazines and e-zines, writer resources, publishers and small press sites, and many other sci-fi resources.
Updated 10/31/15 Originally published on Blogging Authors as "Top 5 Online Resources for Science Fiction Writers." Of all the fiction genres, sci-fi – aka speculative fiction - stands as the one least likely to inspire a ca...
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yes, and yes!
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To celebrate finishing the first draft of my fourth novel, Parallel Visions: City of Angels City of Demons I've decided to burn more of my copious spare time by starting a newsletter. While the underlying goal of the Liberty IV Newsletter is to provide updates on the status of my fiction as various stories as I publish them, I intend to focus the majority of each newsletter's content on things that interest me that I hope will be of interest to the readers. The inaugural issue contains:

* An Augmented Reality (AR) reading list
* A handful of short reviews, including Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014) and Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds
* Ann Arbor Area Writers Group news
* A short introduction to Inkscape (an open source / free vector graphics program)
* As well as a links and news items that I find worthy / interesting / exciting

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 +Traci Loudin's debut novel The Last of the Ageless is now available in paperback. Check out preview chapters at Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25985667-the-last-of-the-ageless

#signalboost #postapocalypse  
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Yeah, I see a number of approaches to the newsletter thing. I'm going to try it monthly and focus on things that interest me with the occasional publishing update. Theoretically, it will be a spur for me to share more broadly. It's not as if I don't have things online, but they're mostly in my wiki and not in my blog. For what that distinction is worth, of course.
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    1974 - 1977
  • Michigan State University
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Turning the science fiction genre knob up to 11 since 1991.
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I'm a science fiction author-publisher at Liberty IV Publishing and software developer.  My web site fritzfreiheit.com encompasses sporadic blogging and wiki ramblings.  My first published novel, Dispensing Justice, was released in December of 2011. It's sequel, The Red Rook, was released in July of 2013. Both are set in Nova Genesis World.
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Self-published my first novel Dispensing Justice in December, 2011. It's a YA, SF, superhero story set in an alternate history called Nova Genesis World. Oh, and it's illustrated by Matt Howarth.
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Science Fiction Author-Publisher, Software Developer
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