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I am sad to hear today (on the excellent Coode Street podcast), that Diana Wynne Jones has passed. I loved many of her books, and always planned to go read some more. Still do.

Always thought that her books would make a fine basis for a contemporary kid's fantasy movies.

RIP
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This list is leading me to more genre to read and watch! Woo hoo, librarians are heroes indeed!

20 Heroic Librarians Who Save the World
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science and fanfic. Life is good. If typically strange.
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Harlan Ellison is selling off a chunk of his book collection, from his own rare editions to those given him by friends. Ah, the days of giant bookcases... 

I know some folks have issue with Ellison for his outrageousness, and yeah I've seen him be a jerk too. But he's not alone in that ;-) (darn human beings!). He was the first I-adore-him major author I saw at a con. Fortunately, multiple times. He read the most amazing stories with a verve few authors can match. And of course he ranted frequently with the best.

Anyhow, much drool-worthy stuff!

con music

Jul. 7th, 2010 10:00 am
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The current Pub Songs Broadcast podcast (by Marc Gunn) features filk music. Awesome tune from the point of view of the Seven Dwarfs, the Jedi Drinking Song, etc. Makes excellent background music for work (well, IMO). :-)  Enjoy.
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Coming from Ikea; manga inspired goodies. I can so see this working in many a fan's home/closed.

And also riffing from Apartment Therapy's article there, my Ikea name: SLOBJALANSS (minus the dot things over the As); a three drawer cabinet of some sort. ;-)
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Super cool: Abstracts from a 2009 symposium on sexuality/queerness in science fiction. Very tasty (if painfully laid out on the ever so long page).

Think I ganked this from Jay Lake, but that was hours ago, so I'm not sure! ;-)
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Great pic of Leonard Nimoy lounging against a '60's machine. Thanks for sharing Wil!
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In progress translation of Amadis of Gaul, a 15th century fantasy. Might be of interest for a number of friends.

http://amadisofgaul.blogspot.com/

this is from a Linked In group. !
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of course, this captures the one reason I might've wanted to watch the Emmy's (besides Sr. Harris himself)...

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My first thought on dancing in space was of course Spider Robinson.

A Cirque du Soleil founder is doing environmental awareness through dance... in space and around the planet, on Oct. 9. Check out the article.
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Happy Friday all.
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This is *so good*. !



From BlipTv (http://blip.tv/file/2261825/)
"In this remixed narrative, Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Sunnydale High. It's an example of transformative storytelling serving as a pro-feminist visual critique of Edward's character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy's eyes some of the more patriarchal gender roles and sexist Hollywood tropes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed in hilarious ways. --- Team Buffy, you can now download an ipod/iphone version, 3gp cell phone version and a large take home version of the Buffy vs Edward remix at rebelliouspixels.com --- This transformative work constitutes a fair-use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law. The remix is licensed under a creative commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license."
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I didn't get that into the Oz books, but maybe I should've; a trans-ish experience happens in one. The book seems like a fine resource for a trans girl, and the article is a powerful reminder of how important it is to see ourselves reflected in the culture.

http://www.darkfantasy.org/fantasy/?p=3261
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I have no idea why. There was nothing original in the first series. Though I did know friends who made good costumes.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahjPQjQGdbU&feature=player_embedded

Here’s the SciFi Wire page:

http://scifiwire.com/2009/05/new-trailer-for-abcs-v-is.php
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Wm Gibson is designing bags.

This review is most fannish. Great fun: http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003714.php

Hella expensive bag tho. My curiosity is peaked about the rest of his line...

And I still haven't read *Pattern Recognition*. Bad fan!
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science ads from the 50's and 60's.

http://ministryoftype.co.uk/words/article/science_and_technology_advertising/

Reminds me of my lust for a certain Tomorrowland poster...
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Now I know why the chess playing computer was called 'the Turk' in the Sarah Connor Chronicles.

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/16/view/5116/robot-history.html

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