Sunday, February 28, 2010

io9: Max Headroom Finally Coming To DVD!

Just a short note for all you Max Headroom fans out there to check out the following article from io9:


Apparently the DVDs will include a lot of extras, and will be available in August of this year.  I am so looking forward to this DVD release!

Cheers ~ Jim Cox

Are We Alone for 03/01/10 - You've Been Slimed!

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Are We Alone - You've Been Slimed!

ENCORE: Hollywood horror flicks have captivated us with alien blobs, but the slime slithering on our own planet is as beguiling. From microscopic machines to life on ocean floors, new research reveals how essential slime is to life on Earth, and possibly other worlds.

Discover the new materials made from hagfish slime… the social life of a slime mold… and the threat posed by the gray goo of self-replicating nanobots.

Plus, it’s been 50 years since it first oozed across the screen: why there’s no escape from The Blob!

Guests:

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.

Spooky Doofus News For Mar. 01, 2010

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Here is the latest news from the gouls over at Marc Lapierre's new web comic Spooky Doofus:
Have a howling good time with Landon and friends.

Flash Fiction updates for Mar. 01, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:
Have a great read!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Are We Alone for 02/22/10 - Space Race 2.0

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Are We Alone - Space Race 2.0

It’s goodnight moon from President Obama, as he calls for canceling the program that would return astronauts to the moon by 2020. We’ll hear from the private sector, which might win in this deal, and consider whether we should really replace human explorers with robots.

Plus, if we can’t fly you to the moon, would you settle for a few acres and a deed? Meet the man who claims to have property on the moon – but will it hold up in court?

Wernher von Braun was one of America’s premier rocket engineers and, a new book contends, an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazi party. Find out what the U.S. space program was willing to ignore for the prize of beating the Russians to the moon.

Guests:

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.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Feb. 19, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spooky Doofus News For Feb 18, 2010

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Here is the latest news from the gouls over at Marc Lapierre's new web comic Spooky Doofus:
Have a howling good time with Landon and friends.

Fun news from Jeff Carlson

Posted on behalf of Jeff Carlson:

Great news from the rollercoaster ride of the writing life.  This week I'm as sick as a barrel of axe murderers, so I'm getting zero work done, which sucks, but at the same time we:
 

1) Received contributor's copies of Ennea #484, a Greek magazine which pays nicely in euros and recently published their translation of "Meme," my third story for them.

 2) Sold "Long Eyes" to Galaktika, a Hungarian publication twice voted as the best sci fi magazine in Europe.  

3) Sold Plague Year in France to a hot new publishing group.

 Wow!  I don't know if I'd willingly be coughing up blood in exchange for the good things that happened this week, but sometimes karma is strange...    ;>  

If you're curious, you can find details, artwork and more at http://www.jverse.com/blog/  

JC, DC, JC & BC
www.jverse.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Are We Alone for 02/15/10 - Sex and the SETI

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Are We Alone - Sex and the SETI

Birds do it. Bees do it. But no one sings about how they do it. And frankly, not even Cole Porter can make bedroom behavior that involves decapitating your mate sound romantic. And what rhymes with “cannibalism?” But the animal world abounds with bizarre sexual behavior… and it’s all perfectly normal.

Find out how female spiders lure males to their doom… why dolphins are the friskiest of mammals… whether E.T. would have sex… and why sexual reproduction evolved in the first place.

Also, why the marketing gurus have it all wrong: driving a Hummer or wearing Gucci won’t help you land a mate. Find out what will.

Guests:

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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Feb. 12, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:
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Monday, February 8, 2010

Are We Alone for 02/08/10 - Pave New Worlds

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Are We Alone - Pave New Worlds

The extra-solar planet count is more than 400 and rising. Before long we may find an Earth-like planet around another star. If we do, and can visit, what next? Stake out our claim on an alien world or tread lightly and preserve it?

We’ll look at what our record on Earth says about our planet stewardship. Also, whether a massive technological fix can get us out of our climate mess. Plus, what we can learn about extreme climate from our neighbors in the solar system, Venus and Mars.

Guests:

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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday For Feb. 05, 2010

Flash Fiction Friday - The latest stories and news from 365tomorrows.com:
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Press release; Colin Upton Comics

Posted on behalf of Donna Barr (www.donnabarr.com, www.desert-peach.com) who is a really big fan of of Colin's work:

Press Release - January 31st, 2010

After years of floundering in the shadows in a desperate move to reach some sort of audience Colin Upton Comics is going online. In what Colin is calling his “page a day” project he is posting a page from his extensive backlog of mini-comic art every day until he runs out… considering Colin has produced over a thousand pages of mini-comic art alone and is still putting out new mini-comics this will keep him going for awhile yet. Most of the comics are 8-16 pages. So far Colin has put up the “F-word” trilogy, next will be the series “Diabetes Funnies” and later “Self-Indulgent Comics” which starts way back in 1985. So far Colin is posting on his Live Journal & Facebook and the Colin Upton Comics Facebook Fan page created, he plans to put the comics as they come out on his web site… which will happen as soon as a “technically challenged” Colin figures out how… the web site need a major overhaul.

Print versions of Colin Upton Comics may still be purchased from Colin, including several collections that are a real deal!

Vancouverite Colin Upton ha been doing comics for 25 years, starting with Newave mini-comics in the 1980’s, Indie comics in the 1990’s and back to mini-comics in the new century. A lack of interest on the part of publishers, readers and editors has not extinguished his passion for the comics art form or the need to express himself long after sensible people would have walked away. He now enjoys a dubious distinction of being a senior statesman of the Vancouver comics scene. On the way he has drawn comic books, comic strips, editorial and advertising cartoons, web comics, cartoons for a play, a series of films and for art gallery walls. Colin has been a performance artist, Lowbrow artist, drummer, radio broadcaster, lecturer, interviewer, reviewer, wargamer, miniaturist, flanuer, animist/iconoclast, illustrator and in one occasion a historical expert.