- Do Bookworms Read Too Many Books? – Auxiliary Memory. Breadth or depth?
- #VintageSciFi Discussion: Cover art! | the Little Red Reviewer.
- Long-awaited expiration of copyright law is “a boon for readers,” and for LOA | Library of America.
- Everything Change Volume II | Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. A free anthology of cli-fi.
- Blog #26 | Jack McDevitt | Science Fiction. A species left lonely.
- 1908-02-01 George Pal
- 1954-02-03 Shawna McCarthy
- 1948-02-04 Alice Cooper
- 1961-02-04 Neal Asher
- 1940-02-05 H. R. Giger
- 1925-02-06 Patricia S. Warrick
- 1927-02-06 Gerard K. O’Neill
- 1883-02-07 John Taine (Eric Temple Bell)
The data in this section is from the ISFDB. ISFDB entries usually have SFE and/or Wikipedia links for biographies. For free works of older authors online, try sites like FreeSFOnline, Archive.org, Gutenberg, or PoemHunter.com.
- SF and Nonsense: Already a wacky year. A batch of links. The one on phosphorous and the forthcoming crisis was particularly interesting. (And it’s been quite some time since I laughed as hard as I did when reading the caption to one of the article’s illustrations.)
- Introducing “Thirdsday” |Mathematical Enchantments. This is late but you’ll have plenty of time to get ready for the next one. Very funny stuff that could just as easily have gone in the humor section. Thanks to “Some mathematical cheer | Blog on math blogs” for the link.
- North Dakota Will Get Colder Than The North Pole Tonight — Here’s Why. (A couple of nights ago.)
- Engineers create a robot that can ‘imagine’ itself — ScienceDaily. I, robot.
- Backreaction: New Scientist creates a Crisis-Anticrisis Pair. This discusses a paywalled article but includes the quote, “‘There are people who think that, using just the power of our minds, we can understand what dark matter is, what quantum gravity is,’ says Arvanitaki. ‘That’s not true. The only way forward is to have experiment and theory move in unison.'” What a concept.
- Scientists Prepare for Mission to Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa.
- A lunar rock sample found by Apollo 14 astronauts likely came from Earth | Astronomy.com.
- What Spacecraft Will Enter Interstellar Space Next?
- OSIRIS-REx finds rugged terrain on asteroid Bennu – Spaceflight Now.
Centauri Dreams on AI and Interstellar Exploration
- Artificial Intelligence and the Starship.
- Future AI: The Explorer and the Philosopher.
- AI Colonization: The Founder and the Ambassador.
- “Too Much Sex and Violence” and It Degenerates from Here – Learn Fun Facts. This has too many iterations (or degenerations) but some of it is great.
- Calvin and Hobbes: Crash Test Dummy.
- xkcd: Sharing Options.
The Band – “The Weight”
Lefty Frizzell – “The Long Black Veil” (the original recording covered by The Band)