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NEWSLETTER: NOVEMBER 2003 Digital Papyrus newsletter

Digital Papyrus

"Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily"

Date: November 2003
Issue No. 50

Announcement
New Books
Author's Corner
Fiction Corner
Movie Buzz
Con News
Space Babel
A Short Break From Gravity
The Hook in the Book
Last Word
Credits
Precursor

Announcement

This 50th issue of Digital Papyrus will unfortunately be our last official newsletter. A change in AOL's policies prevents us from sending this type of correspondence under the auspices of the Community Leader program. However, don't despair! A kind colleague will be producing an "unofficial" newsletter, so you can still get your Digital Papyrus fix. You must "opt in" to receive the new version of the newsletter; we will not be using our current distribution list. If you'd like to continue receiving our monthly science fiction newsletter (which is not affiliated with AOL), please send a subscription request to newsletter@other-worlds-cafe.com

HOST RL Chip


There are many gateways in science fiction. Gateways that lead to a new experience, unimaginable discoveries, and gateways opening on worlds of wonder. Get ready, enter and enjoy.

Gateway to AOL Science Fiction Community

Visit the Author Message Boards in your AOL Community and find out what makes authors buzz -- SF Authors

Do you want to celebrate with great fanfare? Inform the world of an exciting scientific discovery? Visit our message boards: Science Fiction Messages

Ask HAL! HAL will tear to pieces the most twisted conundrum but...your homework is your own to solve -- Ask Hal Questions & Answers...

The leaves are changing color; fall is breezing in. But there is still a hoard of refreshments at SF General (Charlie Dillo has been busy rain or shine)! Join us for an exciting night of Sunday Scinema at SF General! Join HOST RL Xerps in SF General for Sunday Scinema every Sunday 9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. ET -- AOL Research & Learn: SciFi Chat Schedule

AOL Research & Learn: Science: AOL Research & Learn: Iceman

AOL Research & Learn: Space: Name a Star? The Truth about Buying Your Place in Heaven

AOL Research & Learn: 21st Century : CNN.com - Technology

AOL Research & Learn: Archaeology/Anthropology : From Looters, Ancient Maya Altar Rescued

"Help! My computer is eating my homework!" Take it to behaviour classes -- AOL Help Community: Chats

Check out our libraries -- Science Fiction Forum Libraries for a plethora of inspiring chats and author interviews. Find out about our punfests!

Join our science fiction chats!
AOL Research and Learn: Science Fiction Forum
SF General, every night, 9 - 10:30 pm ET

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Gateway to Other Worlds

New SF books in November 2003

Tor Books

Sample chapters from recent and forthcoming books
Links to author interviews

Del Rey Books

FLINX'S FOLLY by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
A GIFT OF DRAGONS by Anne McCaffrey (Science Fiction)
STAR WARS: THE NEW JEDI ORDER: UNIFYING FORCE by James Luceno (Science Fiction)
CRAWLERS by John Shirley (Horror)
TUNNEL IN THE SKY by Robert A. Heinlein
DROWNING WORLD by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
RETURN OF THE KING by J. R. R. Tolkein (Fantasy/Tie-in)
STAR WARS: THE NEW JEDI ORDER Boxed Set (Science Fiction)
WIT'CH STAR by James Clemmens (Fantasy)

Baen Books

There Will be Dragons by John Ringo
Tinker by Wen Spencer
Brain Ships by Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey and Margret Ball
War of Honor by David Weber
For King and Country by Robert Asprin and Linda Evans
The Helverti Invasion by John Dalmas
Grantville Gazette Volume 1 by Eric Flint

Penguin Putnam Home

Ace Books

Daw Books

THE DEVIL'S ARMOR by John Marco (hardcover)
EXPLORER by C.J. Cherryh (first time in paperback)
THE BOOK OF AIR (The Dragon Quartet, Volume Four) by Marjorie B. Kellogg
MEN WRITING SCIENCE FICTION AS WOMEN edited by Mike Resnick and Martin Greenberg

Roc Books

October 2003:

WYRMHOLE by Jay Caselberg
THE HOUSE OF GAIAN by Anne Bishop
HOUSE OF WAR by Judith Tarr
BattleTech: The Classic Era: The Jade Phoenix Trilogy by Robert Thurston

November 2003:

IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES by Harry Turtledove (NAL hardcover)
TRICKSTER by Steven Harper
PATH OF FATE by Diana Pharaoh Francis
LOW RED MOON by Caitlin R. Kiernan
MechWarrior: Dark Age: SERVICE FOR THE DEAD by Martin Delrio

See also:

Science Fiction and Fantasy at HarperCollins Publishers

Upcoming Eos Books

* IMPOSSIBLE ODDS, Dave Duncan, hc original
* ACORNA'S REBELS, Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, mm reprint
* CONTACT IMMINENT, Kristine Smith, mm original
* HOGFATHER, Terry Pratchett, mm reprint

Go to the Eos website at www.eosbooks.com for your chance to win a free, signed copy of PALADIN OF SOULS by Lois McMaster Bujold!

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

And--get a taste for E-Books! -- [Eggplant Literary Productions, Inc.] Home

Author's/Artist's Corner

This month: Elizabeth Moon: Home Page

Fiction Corner

SCI FICTION

D = R x T by Howard Waldrop -- A mysterious stranger dubbed Rocket Boy comes to town and challenges the champion of the local soap box derby.

THE FELLOW WHO MARRIED THE MAXILL GIRL by Ward Moore -- A young girl befriends a strange young man discovered in a rural pasture.

Movie Buzz

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION SCREENING ENGAGEMENT BRINGS ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE TO THE BIG SCREEN FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME -- Special Extended Edition Screening Engagement

Countdown to: The Matrix: Revolutions

Con News

November 28-30, 2003 (United States: Burbank) LOSCON 30 - Home Page

December 12-14, 2003 (United States: Pennsylvania) Philcon 2003.
Center City Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. GoH: Jack McDevitt; AGoHs: The Brothers Hildebrandt; SGoH: Peter David. Theme: SF&F.

Space Babel - the latest in Science, NASA and Other Agencies

For the next few days backyard astronomers can see for themselves the long lost asteroid Hermes -- The Curious Tale of Asteroid Hermes

Scientists are sending unmanned aircraft into electrical storms to learn more about their mysterious inner workings -- The Hidden Life of Thunderstorms

Upcoming experiments planned for the International Space Station will help engineers on Earth learn to handle undercooled fluids -- Liquids on Pause

Integral, ESA's powerful gamma-ray space telescope, has discovered what seems to be a new class of astronomical objects. These are binary systems, probably including a black hole or a neutron star, embedded in a thick cocoon of cold gas. They have remained invisible so far to all other telescopes. Integral was launched exactly one year ago today to study the most energetic phenomena in the universe -- ESA Portal - Press Releases

Renowned physicist, author, and co-founder of 'String Field Theory', Dr Michio Kaku believes that alien civilisations may have learnt to harness the energy of galaxies and travel through the universe using wormholes -- Co-Founder of String Field Theory Explores the Physics of ET

Smile A Short Break From Gravity Smile

How to Identify a TRUE Chemist

Isaac Asimov said that if you want to find a chemist, ask him/her to discuss the following words:

mole
unionized

As he so eloquently put it, "If he starts talking about furry animals and organized labor, keep walking."

The Hook in the Book

April 3, 573

"Don't do it." Kane, covered in blood, stood framed in the doorway.
"--no choice--" Tripley called as the flyer lifted off the pad. "Do what you can for her."
As he'd feared, the bastards did not show up on his screen. But he could see their eerie companion, the spectral thing that floated through the moonlight. It was tracking northwest, toward Mount Hope. He had to assume it was escorting them. Riding shotgun.

INFINITY BEACH
by Jack McDevitt

Last Word

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

Bertrand Russell
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