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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."
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    "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

March 3rd, 2013

Big deadline on March 1 is past (Hubble Space Telescope proposal deadline).  New deadlines for some short stories.

Obama’s Star Wars/Trek Gaffe:  Ridiculed by SF fans, and justified by super SF fans.  Obama is not a big enough fan to deserve the somewhat obscure justification, in my opinion.  (Thanks, Eric!)

A comet may hit Mars in 2014.  A big one.  This promises to be pretty cool although it’s still a longshot, and a reminder that it could happen to us.  This is the defense spending that should be bloated and out of control.  Another take on the story.

This has been floating around facebook recently and I know little about it except that it’s cool: an animation showing the solar system moving through the galaxy.

This is so cool…A real life version of a millionaire’s adventure quest, ala Ready Player One, designed to help inspire people to enjoy something the rich guy enjoyed.  In this case, it’s a treasure chest hidden in the mountains outside of Santa Fe, NM.  It’s even got its own cryptic set of clues in the form of a poem to solve like a riddle.  We need Batman!

To save science, celebrate high-quality ignorance!  Some sense in this.

20 Questions with the Space Station by Brian Malow.

The Science Fiction Fan’s Bucket List.  I probably should have put on there something like reading all the award winners in the field, but there’s always room to add to the list.

Short one this week…there’s writing to do!

 

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