Archive for February, 2012

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop and other Personal News

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Somehow I continue to be incredibly busy.  I guess I am usually in this phase of the semester, but it’s been especially busy, and will stay that way for a while.  I just wanted to make a quick post tonight about a few bits of news, personal and professional to share.  I have a couple […]

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Sunday Starlinks

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Jake Kerr writes about the editorical process (and our collaboration developing the science) in his Nebula-award nominated story “The Old Equations.”  I’m going to write my side of things with expanded science for a post later this week. There have been a number of reports already, but it’s likely the faster-than-light neutrinos aren’t.  Likely culprit: […]

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Santorum, that’s the Joke!

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Been meaning to write about this sooner, but the howlers keep coming, so maybe it’s better to have waited a few days.  I’ve known for year’s that Rick Santorum’s views are motivated by his religious beliefs, even when they’re contradictory to reality and basic human decency.  I just didn’t realize he’d ever become so prominent […]

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Local Laramie Reading Tonight: Pembroke Sinclair

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Pembroke Sinclair will be reading from her YA zombie novel LIFE AFTER THE UNDEAD: The location is Second Story books downtown on Ivinson, at 7pm.  See you there! Share/Bookmark

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Sunday Starlinks, I mean, MONDAY Starlinks

Monday, February 20th, 2012

I had a hell of a busy week last week, going short on sleep several days, and was working until 10pm Friday night (why make a proposal have a midnight deadline?! — ok, it helped).  And then I slipped deep into inertia over the weekend, not wanting to touch the computer too much.  Anyway, I […]

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Astronomy in the New U.S. Presidential Budget Request

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

I mentioned Sunday about planetary astronomy getting a big cut.  Now, thanks to the American Astronomical Society (AAS), I can report on how the rest of astronomy has fared.  Not as badly as I thought, but I also found out today that an educational/public outreach grant program I was going to apply to has been […]

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Sunday Starlinks

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Heavier on the science fiction than the science this week. Last week I gave Obama some love for promoting science via a White House science fair.  This week, I’m disappointed by his cuts to space exploration.  Is there a way to cut the space visionary out of Newt Gingrich and graft it onto Obama?  What […]

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Spider Star, Star Dragon, now available for Kindle and Nook

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

They’re priced at $2.99 each.  I’ll be updating links on their webpages this weekend, but in the meantime, you can go here: For Barnes and Noble’s Nook:  Star Dragon, Spider Star For Amazon’s Kindle: Star Dragon, Spider Star I’ll try to get them up through smashwords by next week as well, which will feed other […]

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A Tale of Two Parties: Science vs. Religion

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Santorum is surging in the Republican primaries this week, a man who is known for extreme and often offensive positions derived from his religious views.  We also have religious republicans pushing through measures in a number of state legislatures to permit religion, in the current flavor of creationism known as intelligent design, to be taught […]

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Ebooks and other Personal News

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The ebook publication process has begun and I’ll let you know when my novels become available on for the kindle, nook, etc., for $2.99.  Probably a day or two.  If I understand some of the agreements I clicked on correctly, I’m going to have to remove the free version of Star Dragon from my website, […]

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My Two Favorite Genre Superbowl Commercials

Monday, February 6th, 2012

There were actually a lot of genre elements in the commercials in general (Jerry Seinfeld with aliens, for instance, and the guy with ever growing confidence — as a creepy head growing out of his back).  There were two that stood out for me in terms of their quality and cleverness. Kudos to Audi and […]

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Newtonian Moonlinks

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Still working through the details of uploading ebooks (now researching purchasing ISBNs…) but that should happen soon.  I have the covers done and ebooks formatted.  So, bear with me.  It’s been a busy week.  I have some links to share on a subject that’s gotten me a bit frustrated with the mood of the country. […]

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