Links: 2019-02-15

Science Fiction

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Birthdays

  • 1564-02-15 Galileo Galilei
  • 1916-02-15 Ian Ballantine
  • 1945-02-15 Douglas Hofstadter
  • 1925-02-16 Ed Emshwiller
  • 1953-02-16 Mike Glyer
  • 1954-02-16 Iain M. Banks
  • 1912-02-17 Andre Norton
  • 1937-02-19 Terry Carr
  • 1964-02-19 Jonathan Lethem
  • 1909-02-20 Rog Phillips
  • 1912-02-20 Pierre Boulle
  • 1913-02-21 Ross Rocklynne

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.

Science

Other

History

Humor

Music

Boom laka-shaka-laka boom

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Links: 2019-02-08

Edit (2019-02-09): I’m adding a NASA link to the Science section which I’d meant to include yesterday and a Carol Emswhiller link to the Science Fiction section which just came out today.

Science Fiction

Birthdays

  • 1828-02-08 Jules Verne
  • 1887-02-10 E. V. Rieu
  • 1953-02-10 John Shirley
  • 1567-02-12 Thomas Campion
  • 1809-02-12 Charles Darwin
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek
  • 1923-02-13 Chuck Yeager
  • 1961-02-13 Henry Rollins

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.

Science

Other

History

Humor

Music

Hilarious – the last Calvin and Hobbes brought on “Frankenstein” and this brings on…

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Links: 2019-02-01

Science Fiction

Birthdays

  • 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.

Science

Local

Long Distance

Centauri Dreams on AI and Interstellar Exploration

Other

History

Humor

Music

North Americana…

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Links: 2019-01-25

Science Fiction

  • Flogging Babel: A Few Words For New Writers. “You may be a very dear friend, someone to whom I owe a lot and for whom I would walk a mile barefoot through the snow if need be, but I am not going to let you read my rough drafts.”

Birthdays

  • 1958-01-25 Peter Watts
  • 1918-01-26 Philip José Farmer
  • 1943-01-26 Judy-Lynn del Rey
  • 1756-01-27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1832-01-27 Lewis Carroll
  • 1955-01-27 Karl Bunker
  • 1924-01-30 Lloyd Alexander
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford
  • 1941-01-30 James Benford
  • 1962-01-31 Will McIntosh

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.

Science

Terrestrial

When Worlds Collide; Moons and More

New Horizons/Ultima Thule

Opportunity/Mars

Other Astronomical Fascinations

Other

History

Humor

Music

Inspired by that last Calvin…

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Links: 2019-01-18

Science Fiction

Birthdays

  • 1809-01-19 Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1958-01-19 Allen Steele
  • 1920-01-20 DeForest Kelley
  • 1930-01-20 Buzz Aldrin
  • 1934-01-20 Tom Baker
  • 1948-01-20 Nancy Kress
  • 1923-01-21 Judith Merril
  • 1561-01-22 Francis Bacon
  • 1788-01-22 George Gordon, Lord Byron
  • 1906-01-22 Robert E. Howard
  • 1925-01-22 Katherine MacLean
  • 1972-01-22 Stephen Graham Jones
  • 1776-01-24 E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • 1911-01-24 C. L. Moore

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.

Science

Other

History

Humor

Calvin and Hobbes at GoComics. This begins a Spiffy sequence, so check out the link to enjoy them all.

Calvin and Hobbes Comic Strip for January 14, 2019

Music

More hostility…

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Links: 2019-01-11

Science Fiction

(Most SF readers and writers hopefully find most science-related things interesting but this week’s “Science” links below contain several especially science-fictional links.)

Birthdays

  • 1923-01-11 Jerome Bixby
  • 1876-01-12 Jack London
  • 1964-01-12 Rockne S. O’Bannon
  • 1965-01-12 Rob Zombie
  • 1893-01-13 Clark Ashton Smith
  • 1931-01-14 Joseph Green
  • 1935-01-15 Robert Silverberg
  • 1948-01-16 John Carpenter
  • 1706-01-17 Benjamin Franklin
  • 1923-01-17 Alva Rogers
  • 1927-01-17 Eartha Kitt

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.

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Other

History

Humor

Music

Aeropsmiths…

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Links: 2019-01-04

Site Note

I knew I was going to shift the day I published “Links” posts from Wednesday to Friday, but forgot anticipate that shift last week by including people with birthdays from the 2nd and 3rd. The result of this is that I’m late with Isaac Asimov’s birthday, of all people’s, as well as Tobias S. Buckell’s and Miles J. Breuer’s. I also intended to have a special post ready for Asimov’s birthday but didn’t have time. Hopefully that will be ready soon. In the meantime, one of two links to birthday reviews in the “Science Fiction” links covers one of the Good Doctor’s stories. (Odd note: while it’s true that this “Links” post does cover nine days instead of the usual seven, it doesn’t explain how I often have a hard time finding material for all the sections but have a flood of everything this time.)

Science Fiction

Birthdays

  • 1920-01-02 Isaac Asimov
  • 1979-01-02 Tobias S. Buckell
  • 1889-01-03 Miles J. Breuer, M.D.
  • 1785-01-04 Jacob Grimm
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • 1832-01-06 Gustave Doré
  • 1905-01-06 Eric Frank Russell
  • 1950-01-06 Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • 1899-01-07 F. Orlin Tremaine
  • 1912-01-07 Charles Addams
  • 1924-01-07 Gene L. Coon
  • 1942-01-08 Stephen Hawking
  • 1931-01-09 Algis Budrys
  • 1887-01-10 Robinson Jeffers
  • 1947-01-10 George Alec Effinger

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.

Science

General

OSIRIS-REx/Bennu

New Horizons/Ultima Thule

Other

History

Humor

Music

Behold the awesomeness…

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