The world awoke to a pretty cool event Friday morning. At least, it was Friday morning at the epicentre of the event. Yes, I am indeed speaking of the meteorite that showered the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Thankfully, no one was killed by the meteorite. Instead, most injuries came from glass fragments: Shockwaves damaged buildings, blew out doors, collapsed walls and shattered windows. The Russian Academy of Sciences estimates that the meteorite
When startrek.com announced on February 4th that not one, but two highly anticipated Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray packages were gearing up for an April 30th release date, fans took notice. Within minutes of the announcement, the Foes of Reality blog metrics started getting hits on our Fathom Events brings Season Two Goodness to the Big Screen post made December of 2012 as people scrambled for information on a Fathom Season Three celebration event.
Magazine/Issue: Shimmer, Issue #16 Publisher: Beth Wodzinski (twitter: @Bethwodzinski) Fiction Editor: Catherine Tobler (twitter: @ECthetwit) Front and back cover: Kurt Higgins/Zelda Devon Author’s Note: Shimmer is clearly a joint effort. As well as featuring multiple illustrations by several artists, a team of talented people worked on the editing, layout, and web design; I’m sorry that I couldn’t list them all. One way of learning about them would be to purchase issue #16 of Shimmer,
The relationship between a Jedi Knight and his (or her) droid is a special one: not often understood by your family, or even your master. Like all serious relationships, there’s a depth and complexity that lingers just below the surface: thoughts and feelings that fester, late at night, after the beeping has died down. Presented below (and with Valentine’s Day in mind) are eight things your droid won’t tell you that you
Science made some headway in 2012 bringing concepts and ideas hitherto reserved for the realm of make-believe into reality. The following are 9 pretty damn cool you may have read in Harry Potter or seen on Star Trek that are no longer fiction! 1. The invisibility cloak is HERE First off, in the just-plain-cool category – British Columbia company HyperStealth Biotechnology showed a functioning prototype of its new fabric to the U.S.
Author: Mark Alpert Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (2/12/13) Genre: Science Fiction/Near Future/Thriller There’s a certain symmetry to a well-written thriller: a set of elements that – properly measured – result in something both predictable and surprising. When I started reading Extinction by Mark Alpert so soon after finishing Nexus, I knew that the comparisons would be inevitable: both novels are thrillers, both are near-future speculative fiction and both offer up apocalyptic, or at