- 50 Page Friday: FOUNDATION by Issac Asimov – Unbound Worlds. Free Asimov to read, which—if you’re not already on it—may start you down the road to SF changing your life. This amounts to the complete 1951 prequel story, “The Psychohistorians,” along with the first two of the seven sections of the first-written 1942 Foundation story, “Foundation,” (known as “The Encyclopedists” in book form).
- 1946-10-17 Bruce McAllister (read online)
- 1854-10-20 Arthur Rimbaud (read online)
- 1882-10-20 Bela Lugosi
- 1772-10-21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (read online)
- 1904-10-21 Edmond Hamilton (read online)
- 1914-10-21 Martin Gardner
- 1929-10-21 Ursula K. Le Guin
- 1956-10-21 Carrie Fisher
- 1882-10-22 N. C. Wyeth
- 1920-10-22 Timothy Leary
- 1943-10-22 Jim Baen
- Opportunity Rover Still Silent on Mars, 4 Months After Epic Dust Storm Began.
- Weakening Hurricane Michael Swirls Over North Carolina in Satellite Images.
- Reviving Deep Sky Images from the Past.
- Oldest evidence for animals found.
- Navigate the Journals | Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Thanks to Edward M. Lerner’s intriguing “Harry and the Lewises” in the September/October 2018 Analog, I spent as much time looking up stuff in my copy of Undaunted Courage and on the web as I did reading the novella, which led me to this nifty site.
- Calvin and Hobbes. A Sunday Spaceman Spiff.
Last week it was faux French and unecht Germans from New York. This week, it’s honorary Southerners from California.
Little Feat – “Dixie Chicken” (And not because of the Dixie setting of this particular one but because Little Feat often has a Southern Rock/Blues/Jazz vibe to me.)
Lone Justice – “Don’t Toss Us Away”
And here’s another bonus tune because this is one case where it’s hard to pick a favorite between the original and the Kentucky cover.
Patty Loveless – “Don’t Toss Us Away”