Sunday, December 26, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/27/10 - Seth's Storage Locker

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Are We Alone - Seth's Storage Locker

ENCORE It’s always an adventure to go digging in Seth’s storage locker – who knows what we’ll find …

In this imposing pile of paraphernalia, tucked between boxes of socket wrenches and old 45s, we stumble upon the hunt for extrasolar planets, the evidence for water on moons of the solar system, theories of language, a controversial hypothesis for the peopling of the Americas, and a new dinosaur fossil.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Seth_s_Storage_Locker

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Apex imprint TZF Books releases first title

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

Apex Publications brand new zombie imprint TZF Books (http://thezombiefeed.biz) has just released it's first title: ASYLUM by Mark Allan Gunnells.

About the book:
Curtis, a young college student is dragged to his first gay club by his best friend Jimmy for a night of dancing, drinking and sex…at least until the dead start to rise and attack the club. Trapped inside the Asylum are a small band of survivors, including a drag queen, a male stripper, a Vietnam vet bartender, a pretentious gay couple, and an unstable DJ. Will this motley crew survive the hungry undead rattling the sealed-off doors?
Will they survive each other? Will they survive their own personal demons? Asylum recalls George Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead–except with more gore and a more current social message.
ASYLUM is the first in a line of zombie novellas. Each will be priced at an inexpensive $9.95 ($2.99 for the eBook).

You can buy a copy of ASYLUM here: http://thezombiefeed.biz/tzf-store/
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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/20/10 - Skeptic Check: Cell Phone Danger

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Cell Phone Danger

Every ten microseconds, someone places a cell phone call. These portable gadgets are ubiquitous, and increasingly a take-for-granted part of everyday life.

But could cell phones be dangerous? Could holding a microwave transmitter up to your head for hours each day substantially increase the risk of cancer?

We investigate some of the latest thinking on the danger of cell phones, and also explain that everyone – even you – is a radio transmitter.

It’s Skeptic Check on Are We Alone. And we’ve got your number.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Cell_Phone_Danger

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/13/10 - Method to Our Mathness

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Are We Alone - Method to Our Mathness

The language of science is mathematics. As incredible as it seems, the universe seems to run according to laws we can write down on chalkboards.

But it’s not just lab-coated researchers who wield the tool of math: Madison Avenue knows that if they tell you that a shampoo is 32 percent better, you’re likely to buy it.

Also, how scientists of the early twentieth century were forced to invent entirely new mathematical paradigms to describe the cosmos on big scales and small – the theories of general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Plus, what about everyday arithmetic? Have pocket calculators and digital cash registers dumbed down the populace?

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Method_to_Our_Mathness

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 19 released

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

Hello,

The new issue of Apex Magazine has been released.

The month features the following:
 

Fiction:
“Radishes” by Nick Wolven
“Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising” by C.S.E. Cooney
“At the Core” by Erzebet YellowBoy

Poetry:
“Flourless Devil’s Food” by Shweta Narayan
“Cancelled Flight” by W.C. Roberts

As always, you can buy a subscription here or the latest issue there. You can check out the html version here.

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror
http://www.apexbookcompany.com

 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Are We Alone for 12/06/10 - Early Adapters

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Are We Alone - Early Adapters

You are one-of-a-kind, unique and indispensible. Oh, wait … never mind! It seems that computer over there can do what you do … only faster and with greater accuracy.

Yes, it’s silicon vs. carbon as intelligent, interactive machines out-perform humans in tasks beyond data-crunching. We’re not only building our successors, we’re developing emotional relationships with them. Find out why humans are hard-wired to be attached to androids.

Also, the handful of areas where humans still rule… as pilots, doctors, and journalists. Scratch that! Journalism is automated too – tune in for a news story written solely by a machine.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Early_Adapters

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/29/10 - Extreme Geology

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Are We Alone - Extreme Geology

ENCORE We think of major geologic events as taking place a long time ago – but the Earth is just as active as it ever was. We’re a planet in motion. Discover why earthquakes might be increasing worldwide… descend into daring cave exploration… and take a trip to Hawaii where new volcanoes are gurgling up right now.

Plus – the supervolcano under Yellowstone Park… when might it erupt again?

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Extreme_Geology

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/22/10 - Humans Need Not Apply

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Are We Alone - Humans Need Not Apply

You are one-of-a-kind, unique, indispensible… oh, wait, never mind! It seems that computer over there can do what you do … faster and with greater accuracy.

Yes, it’s silicon vs. carbon as intelligent, interactive machines out-perform humans in tasks beyond data-crunching. We’re not only building our successors, we’re developing emotional relationships with them. Find out why humans are hard-wired to be attached to androids.

Also, the handful of areas where humans still rule… as pilots, doctors and journalists. Scratch that! Journalism is automated too – tune in for a news story written solely by a machine.

Guests:
  • Clifford Nass – Social psychologist at Stanford University and Director of the Communication Between Humans and Interactive Media Lab
  • Tom Jones – United States astronaut, space consultant, and veteran of four Space Shuttle flights
  • Chris Ford – Business director at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Eric Van De Graaff -Cardiologist at Alegent Health
  • James Bennighof – Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and professor of music theory at Baylor University in Texas
  • Kathy Abbott – Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Human Factors at the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Kristian Hammond – Co-founder, Narrative Science

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Humans_Need_Not_Apply

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/15/10 - Skeptic Check: Saucer's Apprentice

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Saucer's Apprentice

They’re here! About one-third of all Americans believe we’re being visited by extraterrestrial spacecraft. But wait, you want evidence?

UFO
sighting are as prevalent as flies at a picnic. But proof of visitation – well, that’s really alien.

Hear why belief in extraterrestrial UFOs persists … and why military sightings that “can’t be explained” don’t warrant rolling out a welcome mat for ET.

Plus, the most fab UFOs in the movies!

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it!

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Saucer_s_Apprentice

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/08/10 - Found in Space

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Are We Alone - Found in Space

If someone asks where you get off, you can now respond with precision. Satellites and computers spit out coordinates accurate to a few paces. And digital maps stand the Copernican principle on its head – putting you at the center of everything (how does it feel?).

Find out how today’s maps are shuffling our world view. Also, how does a rat navigate a maze without GPS? Hear of the plotting that goes on in that tiny rodent brain.

Plus, mapping the universe and pinpointing just where we are in cosmic time – lucky for us, human evolution is right on schedule.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Found_in_Space

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 18 released (special Arab/Muslim themed issue)


Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore / Apex Book Company:

The contents of a brand new issue of Apex Magazine have been posted!

Apex Magazine Issue 18

 
Fiction:
Poetry:
The awesome cover art for this month is by Edward Dulac.

Our November goal is to raise $550 for Apex Magazine. If you enjoy the content, please consider subscribing or buying a copy (available in the following formats: ePub/PDF/LIT/PDB/LRF/mobi/RB/
prc.

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror
- http://www.apexbookcompany.com

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Are We Alone for 11/01/10 - Aware Am I?

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Are We Alone - Aware Am I?

Humans are pleasure-seekers – from food to sex to fine art. But do we know why we crave what we do? Discover the surprising motivation behind our desires. Also, why our hedonistic cousins, the bonobos, may hold the secret to world peace.

Plus, self-awareness in monkeys: can they really pass the mirror test? Can bacteria, for that matter? Nope! But since you are, cell for cell, more microbe than human, you’ll want to know just how cognitively aware these critters are.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Aware_Am_I_

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Are We Alone for 10/25/10 - Off to the Traces

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Are We Alone - Off to the Traces

If a tree fell on another planet, would we be able to detect it? Not quite yet – but we might be able to tell if the planet was habitable. A living-planet is the promise of newly-discovered Gliese 581g. But does the planet exist at all?

Discover how we learn a planet’s geology and chemistry from afar. Also, what we learn about a civilization from what it discards, beginning with our own sloppy habits.

Plus, the hunt for derelict alien spaceships… and a man who sketches alien creatures for a living – based on real science.

Guests:
  • Lisa Kaltenegger – Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Brad Bebout – Biologist, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Robin Nagle – Anthropologist, New York University
  • Robin Hanson – Economist, George Mason University
  • Joel Hagen – Computer graphics instructor, Modesto Junior College


You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bad Ideas 101: Super Fans Design Nanotech From Plague Year

Talk about not using your head!  Super fans Jeff and Ashley Sierzenga recently took it upon themselves to bring to life the flesh-eating nanobot from Jeff Carlson’s bestselling  Plague Year series.

The madness begins on Ketchup at http://www.jverse.com/blog/

Penguin USA’s “The Author’s Desk” has the opening two of three photos essays here and here.
A detailed account of the Sierzengas’ fantastic voyage, their nanotech schematics and more have been posted on genre portal io9.com.

Apex Halloween Sale!

Posted on behalf of Apex Book Company:

Over the course of the next two weeks until Halloween, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Apex will place one of our horror titles on sale (40% discount) for that day only.

The sale starts today with the book being HARLAN COUNTY HORRORS. At discount it is only $9.57. The digital version is only $2.99 (and provided in eight formats mobi/ePub/PDF/LIT/PDB/LRF/RB/

Superfans design nanobot from PLAGUE YEAR !!!

Posted on behalf of Jeff Carlson:


Yes, the flesh-eating nanobot.  The madness begins here:
 
 
And continues here:
 
 
~ Jeff Carlson - www.jverse.com

Monday, October 18, 2010

Are We Alone for 10/18/10 - Aloha Astronomy

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Are We Alone -
Aloha Astronomy

ENCORE From Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the view of the cosmos is spectacular. Giant black holes, distant galaxies, and extrasolar planets have all been uncovered by the massive telescopes that perch on this volcanic cone.

Join the astronomers who use the Keck Telescopes to peer at objects so far away, their light started out before Earth was born.

Also discover how the new Thirty Meter Telescope will dwarf even the massive glass eyes now in place, and why some of the world’s most important astronomical discoveries are being made in the Aloha State.

Plus, why the building of telescopes on the volcano is controversial to some native Hawaiians.

Guests:
  • Charles Blue – Science writer, Thirty Meter Telescope Project
  • Richard Ellis – Astronomer, California Institute of Technology
  • Koa Rice – Hawaiian culture consultant
  • Julian Christou – Adaptive optics scientist, Gemini North Telescope
  • Ashley Yeager – Outreach manager, Keck Telescope
  • Taft Armandroff – Director of the W. M. Keck Telescope

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Aloha_Astronomy

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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(This is one of my favorite podcasts from Are We Alone!  Working at the Keck is one of my dream jobs.  I hope you enjoy the podcast as much as I do!  Cheers ~ Jim Cox)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Are We Alone for 10/11/10 - Earth: A Millennium Hence

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Are We Alone - Earth: A Millennium Hence

ENCORE Humans have not gone unnoticed on this planet. We’ve left our mark with technology, agriculture, architecture, and a growing carbon footprint. But where is this trajectory headed?

In the second of a two-part series: what we’ll lose and what will last in 1000 years or more.

Discover what the planet might look like to geologists of the far-off-future… the stubborn longevity of plastic and radioactive waste… human civilization in space… and postcards from the galactic edge; crafting interstellar messages to E.T.

Guests:
Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Earth_A_Millennium_Hence
You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone iPhone/iPad app:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/are-we-alone-make-contact/id374968004?mt=8

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Are We Alone for 10/04/10 - Earth: A Century Hence

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Are We Alone -
Earth: A Century Hence

ENCORE Humans have not gone unnoticed on this planet. We’ve left our mark with technology, agriculture, architecture, and a growing carbon footprint. But where is this trajectory headed?

In the first of a two-part series: what will be lost and what will still be around 100 years from now? James Lovelock says a hotter planet will prompt mass migrations. And Cary Fowler urges us to save our seeds – the health of future farms may depend on it.

Plus, from antibiotics to sewage systems: why human ingenuity ultimately saves the day.

And, sure, humans will be around in a century, but – with bionic limbs and silicon neurons – would we recognize them?

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Earth_A_Century_Hence

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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Apex Magazine Issue 17 released

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore - Apex Book Company:

Apex Magazine issue 17 is now available at http://www.apexbookcompany.com/apex-online.

Fiction from Ian Tregillis, Brenda Stokes Barron, and Ekaterina Sedia. Poetry from Rose Lemberg and Elizabeth McClellan. Edited by Catherynne M. Valente.

 

Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror
http://www.apexbookcompany.com



Monday, September 20, 2010

Are We Alone News - No new podcasts for a while

I have been informed that due to a recent office move, and several other technical issues there will most likely not be any new Are We Alone podcasts for the next few weeks. 

The next post was supposed to be "What Makes Us Human Part II: Adaptability" which is an encore presentation as were the next few podcasts, but it has yet to be posted.

Check out the Are We Alone
archives for past podcasts to listen to until the new podcasts are posted, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

This notice will be reposted each Monday until the problems are resolved and/or new podcasts are posted.

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Monday, September 13, 2010

Are We Alone for 09/13/10 - What Makes Us Human Part I: Others

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Are We Alone -
What Makes Us Human Part I: Others

ENCORE: Are humans unique or do we just do some things a little better than other species? In the first of our two-part series on the nature of humanity: how the influence of others has shaped our evolution.

Find out how baby talk gave root to human language and why social isolation can make us sick. Plus, the joke’s on us – new research says we’re not the only laughing species: meet your giggling gorilla cousins.

And, what a writer’s visit to a chimp retirement center revealed about human discomfort with our animal ancestry.

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/What_Makes_Us_Human_Part_I_Others

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Apex Magazine Issue 16 available

Posted on behalf of Jason Sizemore - Apex Book Company:

We’ve got an excellent selection of new content this month. Cat V. and our hard working team of submissions editors have done a knockout job once again!

New Fiction:
“Portage” by An Owomoyela
“L’esprit de L’escalier” by Peter M. Ball

New Poetry:
“Ghosha” by Shweta Narayan
“The Chorus of Dead Girls” by JoSelle Vanderhooft

Featured Reprint:
“each thing i show you is a piece of my death” by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer
T
his month we need $400 in subscriptions, donations, and single copy purchases to meet our costs for Apex Magazine content. We can use any financial assistance you can give. However, we know not everyone has the spare coin during these rocky economic times, and that’s okay, there are other great ways you can help! Tweet or blog about the issue. Send this newsletter to a friend. Review the issue. We’re grateful for any help, financial and non-financial.

Ways to lend a hand: Subscription or single issue purchase

Enjoy the issue!

–Jason S.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Are We Alone for 09/06/10 - Light, the Universe, and Everything

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Are We Alone - Light, the Universe, and Everything

What’s it all about? And we mean ALL. What makes up this vast sprawling cosmos? Why does it exist? Why do we exist? Why is there something rather than nothing? Ow, my head hurts!

For possible answers, we travel to the moment after the Big Bang and discover all that came into being in those few minutes after the great flash: time, space, matter, and light. Plus, the bizarre stuff that makes up the bulk of the universe: dark energy and dark matter.

Also, what we set in motion with the invention of the light blub. How artificial light lit up our homes, our cities and – inadvertently – our skies.

Guests:

Permalink: http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Light_the_Universe_and_Everything

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

And be sure to check out the Are We Alone
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Apex Publications releases THE BLACKNESS WITHIN

Post on behalf of Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications:

Apex Publications is proud to announce the release of Stoker Award-nominated editor Gill Ainsworth’s latest anthology, The Blackness Within: Stories of the Pagan God Moccus.

From Africa to Australasia, from Europe to the US, take a terrifying journey led by world-renowned and up-and-coming authors of horror. See how Moccus, the Celtic God of fecundity, brings His barbaric brutality to the twenty-first century. Experience the nightmare of an apostle unable to live up to His teachings in “Dreaming” and, in “Without Mercy,” witness the torment of those who can. But it doesn’t stop there. Even hundreds of years after Mocuss’s death, His savage reign continues for those who dare to question, as you will discover in “For They Are As Beasts” and “Abattoir Blues.”

Thirteen stories–some menacingly dark, others violent and rapacious–will show you a future where death is a blessing.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The New God, The New Order—Gill Ainsworth
“Secrets of Fatima”—Steven L. Shrewsbury
“Without Mercy”—Lucas Pederson
“The Messiah of Mincemeat”—S. Clayton Rhodes
“Dreaming”—Brenton Tomlinson
“Daughter of God”—Maxwell Peterson
“The Free Poor”—Mark Grundy
“Bad Meat”—Michael Keyton
“Chain of Hearts”—Eric Gregory
“Big Game”—Conrad Zero
“Dance of the Psychopomps”—Joshua McCune
“Song-Ji and the Wolf”—Paul Williams
“For They Are as Beasts”–Camille Alexa
“Abattoir Blues”—Geoffrey W. Cole
“The Holy Meal”—Moccus Meats hlc
For the next seven days, use the coupon code BLACKNESS20 on checkout to receive 20% off your order.



Monday, August 30, 2010

Are We Alone for 08/30/10 - Say What?

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Are We Alone - Say What?

ENCORE There’s no escape from the chattering classes – they talk, squawk, squeal and sing all around us. Every animal communicates in some form – it’s essential for survival. They’ve evolved to understand each other … but do we understand them?

Find out what’s coded in humpback whale song and whether human-cetacean dialogue is possible… how information theory reveals communication patterns within the animal kingdom… how plants call out to animals to protect them… and why only humans evolved language.

Guests:
Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Say_What_

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Announcement: Apex releases first digital only title

Apexology: Horror
 
APEXOLOGY:Horror
1. The study of literature-based artifacts left by the authors and editors of Apex Publications, particularly dark or horrific stories.
2. An anthology of horror containing disturbing, dark imagery and twisted fiction.
Contained within are twenty-one stories to showcase the unique talents that Apex has published and employed in the past five years. Apexology: Horror contains work from two Campbell Award winners, a Hollywood screenwriter, a NYT Bestselling Author, Nebula and Hugo nominees, Stoker Award winners, and Mari Adkins!
Get a taste of some of the best Apex has to offer. Study Apexology: Horror.
This is a digital only release!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Five Years and Counting by Jason Sizemore
“It Tasted Like the Sea” by Paul Jessup
“Summon, Bind, Banish” by Nick Mamatas
“To Every Thing There is a Season” by Dru Pagliassotti
“Life’s a Beach” by Alethea Kontis and Ariell Branson
“Kusatenda Uroyi” by Gill Ainsworth
“Lottery” by Gene O’Neill
“Cerbo en Vitra ujo” by Mary Robinette Kowal
“The Spider in the Hairdo” by Michael A. Burstein
“The Dark Side” by Guy Hasson
“With the Beating of their Wings” by Martel Sardina
“Enough to Make a Devil” by R. Thomas Riley
“Flash of Light” by Jason Sizemore
“Transylvania Mission” by Lavie Tidhar
“Inside Looking Out (or: Falling Through the Worlds)” by Mari Adkins
“Powered” by Deb Taber
“Disturbing Things” by B.J. Burrow
“Eulogy for Muffin” by Jennifer Brozek
“Hands of Heritage” by Elizabeth Engstrom
“The Junkyard God” by M. Zak Anwar and O.M.R. Anwar
“Bessie Green’s Thumb” by Fran Friel
“Big Sister/Little Sister” by Jennifer Pelland

About the Editor:
Jason Sizemore is the owner and operator of Apex Publications. He also writes and edits, earning a Bram Stoker Award nomination for his first book, Aegri Somnia. He’s seen over thirty short stories published and four anthologies. He maintains a website at www.jason-sizemore.com.

Are We Alone for 08/23/10 - We've Got You Made

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Are We Alone - We've Got You Made

Wish you could ditch computers? There’s no escape button for that. Computers are not only a part of your daily grind, they may soon be a part of you. We’ll hear from the world’s first cyborg about why we should make nice in our arms race with machines.

Also, the secret behind the extraordinary breakthroughs that DARPA scientists are making – from building autonomous cars to wiring robotic surgeons.

Plus, making space for humans… and their bodily functions: the engineering tricks of toiletry. And, a carbon-based astronaut on the view of Earth from orbit.

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/We_ve_Got_You_Made

You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Are We A Blog?, the companion blog to the radio show.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Are We Alone for 08/16/10 - Skeptic Check: Superstition

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Are We Alone - Skeptic Check: Superstition

Wait! Before you step outside… is it Friday the 13th? Any black cats prowling around? Broken a mirror lately? Homo sapiens are a superstitious lot. Find out why our brains are wired for irrational belief. Plus, from the 2012-end-of-the-world prophesy to colliding planets – why some people believe the universe is out to get ‘em.

Also, Brains on Vacation takes on a challenge to relativity and our Hollywood skeptic has doubts about exorcism. It’s enough to make your head spin on Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it!

Guests:

Permalink:  http://radio.seti.org/episodes/Skeptic_Check_Superstition

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