Monday, December 20, 2010

FB Report: Lots of Links on Speculative Fiction -- 12/20/10

Reading For the Future Via Valerie's Wall, who received it from Vonda McIntyre: Free ebook to be given away for a limited time in multiple formats.
Book View Cafe - McIntyre - The Starfarers Quartet
Book View Cafe - Because you can never have too many ebooks

Reading For the Future In the Broad Universe science fiction catalog are numerous novels marked as YA suitable. These are listed in the Discussions thread for YA suitables.
All authors listed are members of the organization. Also, there is a catalog of fantasy works and children's literature. Visit the webpage
for ISBN, publisher, pub. date, and also awards and award nominations.~Valerie
Welcome to Broad Universe - Broad Universe | Promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written.
Broad Universe is an international organization dedicated to promoting, encouraging, honoring, and celebrating women writers and editors in science fiction, fantasy, horror and other speculative genres.

Reading For the Future Reading IN the Future?
Color E-Readers Open Way for Picture Books
The abilities of devices like the iPad and the Nook Color are leading publishers to produce illustrated e-books, particularly picture books for children.

Reading For the Future Evelyn Perkins, RN,MS, PMH-BC, NE-BC, is a nurse who is fascinated with the emerging science of nanomedicine. She has written the first book in a trilogy of children's si-fi books, Nanorobots and the Hunt for H1NO1. It introduces nanomedicine concepts in a thrilling adventure where 2 virologists and their 4 kids risk everything in their hunt for the killer virus, H1NO1 and the evil scientist who genetically engineered
Evelyn Perkins

Reading For the Future Very interesting blog article about Mega-Scale Planet Engineering.
Dark Roasted Blend: Megastructures: Bigger-Than-Worlds
Overheard in the future: "We already talked about how to add extra storage space to your continent by turning mountain ranges into bookcases, turning lakes into bath tubs, and continental shelves into decks (see also our popular Future Plate Tectonics article). Well, in this special episode we're go...

Reading For the Future I just found this site. I believe they are still working on it and are continually looking for updates. An excellent resource, even before it's finished.
The Internet Speculative Fiction Database
The ISFDB is a community effort to catalog works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, and forthcoming bo

Reading For the Future I like both - separately or together
There's not that much difference between mysteries and science fiction, really.
What's the difference between mysteries and science fiction? Not as much as you'd imagine, says Michael Marshall Smith who's written both.

Other Walls

via Valerie: Valerie Coskrey via David Brin: Reality games!
David Brin
Smash an asteroid into Earth on your computer – and calculate the resulting damage. Impact: Earth is an interactive website that allows you to enter the diameter, density & velocity of the incoming object, its angle of entry and target on Earth. Bam! Gives data on tsunamis, crater size, seismic effects, airblasts, ejecta, as well as global changes (will it shift earth’s axis?) Great for classrooms.
Impact: Earth!
Impact: Earth! written by Gareth Collins, H. Jay Melosh and Robert Marcus Developed by ITaP for Purdue University.View the text-only version. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4600© 2010 Purdue University. An equal access, equal opportunity unive

Valerie Coskrey via David Brin:
Darryl Cunningham Investigates: Climate Change
Wow, excellent. That's one smart penguin!One very small typo I found: "The Kochs want to pay less tax, keep more profits, and be retrained by less regulation." I'm pretty sure you meant "restrained" not "retrained".

Valerie Coskrey via Cie McCullough: Merry Christmas to all.

THE DIGITAL STORY OF NATIVITY - ( or Christmas 2.0 )
To see other great viral videos visit my facebook page: How social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity. Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... Times change, the

Valerie Coskrey via Pamela Sargent: Pamela writes both YA and Adult sci fi. Each is an exciting read.
After decades, 'Seed' bears fruit - Times Union
Almost 30 years after science-fiction author Pamela Sargent introduced audiences to a faraway planet that a sentient starship had populated with people, animals and plants to resemble Earth, she has finished her "Seed" trilogy. A character named Nuy, the daughter of original settlers of the planet,

Valerie Coskrey via Lynda Williams: I reviewed a book in a saga I hope to read more of.
Valerie's Soapbox
I recently discovered a new science fiction universe to explore. The deftly built Okal Rel Universe is visited through the books of the Okal Rel Saga by Lynda Williams and her proteges. The central character of the saga is introduced in The Courtesan Prince as Von who is, well, a popular gigolo of t

Valerie Coskrey Free ebook that is suitable for YA
The Punishment of Phoebus Apollo, an Ebook by Brenna Lyons
Download "The Punishment of Phoebus Apollo" for free from From the ancient Greek myths... When Apollo forgets the tender art of mercy, his father arranges a lesson he'll never forget. Adapted by Brenna Lyons to expand on the original tale.

Valerie Coskrey via David Brin:
David Brin's Blog: Tomorrow Happens -
Tomorrow Happens - ...trends slamming at us from the dark

Valerie Coskrey via Bobby DuFault
Valerie Coskrey: sounds like a memorial for past fans and authors
The Celestial Convention - Star Ceremony
Location:RustyCon 2011

Valerie Coskrey I found this article when I was exploring criteria for children's literature. To me it is a humanistic approach to judging the multi-cultural value of a children's lit work. In other words, I personally agreed with it and and liked the way my values were expressed, even though I am not Jewish. It is an older article that I do believe is still relevant.

Assessing Children`s Literature
Assessing Childrens Literature

Valerie Coskrey Found this item about 5 questions for evaluating your non-profit.
Charitable Advisors: Can Five Short Questions Change the Nonprofit World?

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