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NEWSLETTER: JANUARY 2007 Digital Papyrus newsletter

Digital Papyrus

"Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily"

Date: January 2007
Issue No. 36

Precursor

We have achieved another year, a good year for space exploration. The successful shuttle missions to complete the International Space Station; may good fortune continue to shine upon their trajectories. Spirit and Opportunity persist with their quest across the Martian landscape; go, Rovers, GO! Venus Express has revealed more mysteries of that volatile world. It has been a busy year in space, but we could do more. We, as laymen, science fiction fans and writers could actively participate and make our voices heard in all public forums of space exploration to keep the dream alive: to reach the stars.

(submitted by araiused)

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New SF books in 2007

Tor Books Tor SF and Fantasy

Tor Releases in December 2006 (Tor hasn't updated their site for 2007, yet)

Tor hardcovers
Avram Davidson, ADVENTURES IN UNHISTORY
Rudy Rucker, MATHEMATICIANS IN LOVE
James M. Ward, DRAGONFRIGATE WIZARD HALCYON BLITHE

Tor trade paperback
Jonathan Carroll, GLASS SOUP
Vernor Vinge, THE WHITLING

Tor mass market
Catherine Asaro, THE FINAL KEY
Larry Bond & Jim DeFelice, LARRY BOND'S FIRST TEAM: ANGELS OF WRATH
Ben Bova, THE TRIKON DECEPTION
Glen Cook, SHADOWS LINGER
Andrew M. Greeley, ANGEL LIGHT
Mercedes Lackey, CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
Holly Lisle, TALYN
Larry Niven, THE DRACO TAVERN
Andre Norton & Sasha Miller, DRAGON BLADE
Constance O'Day-Flannery, TWICE IN A LIFETIME
Mel Odom, LORD OF THE LIBRARIES

Forge hardcovers
Stuart M. Kaminsky, ALWAYS SAY GOODBYE
David Thurlo & Aimée, SURROGATE EVIL
George Walsh, THOSE DAMN HORSE SOLDIERS

Forge mass market
Carole Nelson Douglas, A SOUL OF STEEL
Joseph R. Gannascoli, A MEAL TO DIE FOR
W. Michael Gear, COYOTE SUMMER
Andrew M. Greeley, THE BISHOP IN THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD





Releases expected in February

Harcover

STAR WARS®: ALLEGIANCE by Timothy Zahn (Science Fiction)
MARCH INTO DARKNESS by Robert Newcomb (Fantasy)

Trade Paperback
FINAL IMPACT by John Birmingham (Alternate History)
FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF DR. BRAIN by Minister Faust (Science Fiction)

Mass Market
STAR WARS®: OUTBOUND FLIGHT by Timothy Zahn (Science Fiction)
ENGAGING THE ENEMY by Elizabeth Moon (Science Fiction)

MANGA RELEASES
TSUBASA VOL. 12 by CLAMP
FREE COLLARS KINDOM 1 by Yakua Fujima
MUSHISHI 1 by Yuki Urushibara
KITCHEN PRINCESS 1 by Natsumi Ando
AIR GEAR 3 by Oh! Great
PICHI PICHI PITCH 4 by Michiko Yokote
SUGAR SUGAR RUNE 5 by Moyoco Anno
GURU GURU PON-CHAN 7 by Satomi Ikezawa
NODAME CANTABILE 8 by Tomoko Ninomiya


Baen Books Science Fiction & Fantasy from Baen Books

On Sale in January 2007
Exodus Steve White, Shirley Meier
Grantville Gazette Volume III Eric Flint
Oath of Swords and Sword Brother David Weber
Interstellar Patrol II: The Federation of Humanity Christopher Anvil
The Quantum Connection Travis S. Taylor



See also:

Science Fiction- Penguin Group(USA)

Science Fiction and Fantasy at HarperCollins Publishers

Welcome to Time Warner Bookmark/Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Bantam Dell Publishing Group


Author's/Artist's Corner
(something a little different this month)

Atmospheric Optics: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

NOTICE: For the time being we will be discontinuing FICTION CORNER and MOVIE and TV BUZZ.


Con news


01-04 thru 01-07 Phoenix AZ
DarkCon - General
24 hours of gaming, Role Playing, LARPs, Computer games, Parties, Masquerade, Merchant Area. Guests

01-05 thru 01-07 Atlanta GA
GAFilk - Filk
Annual Georgia Filking convention

Jan 12-14
Arisia '07 - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Hyatt Regency Cambridge
"New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention"

Jan 12-14
RustyCon 24 - Seattle, Washington - Seatac Holiday Inn
"A science fiction & fantasy convention"

Jan 19-21
Confusion - Troy, Michigan - Troy Marriott
"Brought to you by the Stilyagi Air Corps"

Jan 19-21
MarsCon (Williamsburg) - Williamsburg, Virgnia - Holiday Inn Patriot
"Southeastern Virginia's Premiere Relaxi-con"

01-26 thru 01-28 Orlando FL
Florida eXtravaganza - Media & Collectibles
Featuring guests from Firefly, Heroes, Lost, Eureka and more.

Jan 26-27 - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Harvard University
Vericon

Your favourite convention not listed here?? - go to O*W*C : Resources : Conventions : Convention Calendar for more!!


SPACE BABEL - The latest in Science, NASA and Other Agencies

Top Stories listed tofay (2007.01.04) on Spaceflight Now


Foreecast bright, sunny for weather squadron
In the fiery display of a rocket lifting off from its temporary land-based home, the day-to-day operations prior to that spectacular sight sometimes get lost in the mix.

OTHER HEADLINES Additional stories today

Boeing passes GPS III milestone -- Boeing has successfully completed a critical U.S. Air Force review of its Global Positioning System Space Segment III program and has been awarded a $50 million contract for additional system design activities.

New manager for Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter -- NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a new project manager. Jim Graf, who led the Mars robotic mission from development through flight to the red planet, is moving on to new challenges.

Third AEHF satellite hardware delivered -- Lockheed Martin announced that it has delivered ahead of schedule the flight structure for the third space vehicle in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program to the company's Mississippi facility for integration with its propulsion subsystem. AEHF satellites will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for warfighters in all services within the Department of Defense.


From CNN Science and Space News

NASA considering human mission to asteroid
POSTED: 2:28 p.m. EST, December 28, 2006
By Leonard David

(SPACE.com) -- Progress is being made on defining a human mission to an asteroid. Experts at several NASA centers are sketching out a prospective piloted stopover at an asteroid -- a trek that could return samples from a targeted space rock as well as honing astronaut proficiency and test needed equipment for other space destinations.

Full Story

China heralds year of the fluorescent green pig
POSTED: 10:04 a.m. EST, December 29, 2006

BEIJING, China (Reuters) -- Chinese scientists have successfully bred partially green fluorescent pigs which they hope will boost stem cell research, Xinhua news agency said.

A research team at the Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin managed to breed three transgenic pigs by injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs,

Full Story

And, of course, don't forget to check out our very own Blog: http://www.other-worlds-cafe.com/news/blog/


A short break from gravity

I'm at a loss for words at this point, so I'll just supply the link. Go look! It's funny.

Shared computing project seeking out mysterious life forms here on earth...big, hairy, ape-like ones.


~~~ Hook in the Book ~~~

"Chromis looked to the display cube and sent a subliminal command. Music welled up and an ancient symbol – a globe and three letters in an alphabet no one had used in nearly fourteen thousand years. "Delegates, please adjust your language filters," Chromis said, "for English, mid twenty-first century. You are about to hear the voice of the Benefactor."

Right on cue, a delicate-boned woman's face appeared in each facet of the cube.

"I'm Bella Lind," she said, "and you're watching CNN."

Pushing Ice

by
Alastair Reynolds
(submitted by Derhexer)


Last Word

"The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us--there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries."

Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980
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