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    "Seldom does a storytelling talent come along as potent and fully mature as Mike Brotherton. His complex characters take you on a voyage that is both fiercely credible and astonishingly imaginative. This is Science Fiction."
    -- David Brin

    "Star Dragon is terrific fare, offering readers a fusion of hard science and grand adventure."
    -- Locus Magazine

    "Star Dragon is steeped in cosmology, the physics of interstellar travel, exobiology, artificial intelligence, bioscience. Brotherton, author of many scientific articles in refereed journals, has written a dramatic, provocative, utterly convincing hard science sf novel that includes an ironic twist that fans will love."
    -- Booklist starred review

    "Readers hungry for the thought-provoking extrapolation and rigorous technical detail of old-fashioned hard SF are sure to enjoy astronomer Brotherton's first novel."
    -- Publishers Weekly

    "Mike Brotherton, himself a trained astrophysicist, combines the technical acuity and ingenuity of Robert Forward with the ironic, postmodern stance and style of M. John Harrison. In this, his debut novel, those twin talents unite to produce a work that is involving on any number of levels. It's just about all you could ask for in a hardcore SF adventure."
    -- Paul di Fillippo, SCI-FI.COM

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Sunday Starlinks

December 23rd, 2012

Phil Plait offers up the best astronomy images of 2012.  Some really nice choices.  Another recent post shares the news of new distance record holders.

If I were insanely rich, I’d love to buy things like this.  I guess Paul Allen does, and shares his collection with the Science Fiction Museum, for which I am grateful.

Gravitylight!  This is how the future comes to the developing world.

Did Google kill the Singularity?

What were the last words spoken on the moon?

Some more love for The Forever War…unfortunately couched in whiny complaining about stereotypes that it avoided 30+ years ago.  If you missed the previous praise, follow the link at the link…

Government mistakes cartoonist’s paycheck for terrorist funds.  While I believe that there are things the government can do well and better than the private sector, this doesn’t give me confidence.  I want competent people protecting me, not clueless morons who can’t tell the difference between a comic book and a terror organization.  And in a similar bit of legal incompetence, amazon pulls book when a game company complains that they own the term “space marine.”  Hard to be a creator sometimes.  (Thanks, Russ!)

2000 Weightless Ping Pong Balls with Science Bob:


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