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NEWSLETTER: JULY 2007 Digital Papyrus newsletter

Digital Papyrus

"Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily"

Date: July 2007
Issue No. 41

Precursor

Prolegomena: Are black holes always hungry? Is their hunger infinite? Could one black hole devour other black holes until there would be only one black hole left? Would that one then devour whatever might remain? What would it do when it had devoured all else? Might it even eat itself up? Or would there be a big bang to start a brand-new universe? Truly a cosmic "holey" subject.

T83Bird

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New SF books for July 2007

Tor Books: Tor SF and Fantasy
Tor Releases

THE GOSPEL OF THE KNIFE - Will Shetterly
THE MIRROR OF WORLDS - David Drake
SHRIEK: AN AFTERWORD - Jeff VanderMeer
SLAN HUNTER - A.E. van Vogt, Kevin Anderson
THE SONS OF HEAVEN - Kage Baker
TERRITORY - Emma Bull
THE WANDERER'S TALE - David Bilsborough

See also: Orb Books

Del Rey Books: Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy)

THE CANDLE OF DISTANT EARTH - Alan Dean Foster

See also: Del Rey Books: Del Rey Books (MANGA Releases)

Baen Books: Science Fiction & Fantasy from Baen Books

A DEEPER BLUE - John Ringo
THE BEST OF JIM BAEN'S UNIVERSE - Eric Flint
SHIFT - Chris Dolley THE DANCE OF TIME (Advance Reader Copy) = Eric Flint, David Drake
MASKS OF THE OUTCASTS - Andre Norton
BRIDGE OF THE SEPARATOR - Harry Turtledove

See also:

Science Fiction - Penguin Group(USA)
Science Fiction and Fantasy at HarperCollins Publishers
Time Warner Bookmark/Science Fiction & Fantasy Books
Bantam Dell Publishing Group
Random House, Inc: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author's/Artist's Corner

Scott Sigler's Podshow: Currently featured is "Bloodcast" (when I last looked Episode 6: the Great Snipe Hunt, part 2), but there are links to "the Rookie", "infection", Earthcore", "Ancestor"...

Movie & TV Buzz

2007.07.02    TRANSFORMERS
2007.07.11    HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
2007.07.13    SHORTCUT TO HAPPINESS
2007.07.20    SUNSHINE
2007.07.27    SKINWALKERS


NOTICE: For the time being we will be discontinuing FICTION CORNER
HOWEVER!
Please note: T83BIRD has finished WRITING "Tales of New Canterbury" and is now in the EDITING phase. A few of the Other World's Cafe regulars are honored to be among the book's select pre-readers.
Also of note: MINBAR is working on a horror script, "Dog's Life in a Harrow House", at writing.com. He's also starting up a campfire, "Minbars Crosstime Bar".

Con news

Conventions for July 2007:

2007.07.05-08    READERCON - Burlington, MA
2007.07.06-08    ROBERT A. HEINLEIN CENTENNIAL - Fansas City, MO
2007.07.06-08    WESTERCON 60 - San Jose, CA
2007.07.19-22    SECTUS - London, UK
2007.07.25-29    COMICON - San Diego, CA
2007.07.27-29    CON-X-TREME - San Jose, CA
2007.07.27-29    M.O.O.N.CON Middle of Outer Nowhere Con - Richland Center, WI


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

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

Top Stories listed today on Spaceflight Now

Bigelow's second inflatable space module launched

BY STEPHEN CLARK
Posted: June 28, 2007

The next step in one man's vision to populate Earth orbit with a network of private space stations was realized today, when the entrepreneur's company launched its second inflatable module from Russia on a test flight.
FULL STORY

NASA prepares for new science on the moon

NASA NEWS RELEASE
Posted: June 25, 2007

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected proposals for future lunar science activities and established two new programs that will enhance research made possible by the Vision for Space Exploration.
FULL STORY

Liquid-mirror telescope could see deeper back in time

NASA-AMES NEWS RELEASE
Posted: June 25, 2007

Someday, astronauts on the moon may pour liquid onto a disc-shaped mesh to make a huge mirror for a powerful telescope, according to a technical article just made public.
FULL STORY.

From CNN Science and Space News

Goal of lunar liquid telescope not so distant

POSTED: 2:07 a.m. EDT, June 22, 2007

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Scientists have taken a giant leap toward making possible the dream of building a powerful telescope on the moon that could withstand even the harshest of lunar conditions.
FULL STORY


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A short break from gravity

xkcd is "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." It changes from day to day, so go back and try again, often!

Hook in the Book

"Out of bed, he faced his mirror to watch the tears, examine his sadness, trace the woe. Like a child, curious after emotion, he charted his own map, found no capital city of despair, but only a vast and empty expanse of sorrow, and went to shave."

Ray Bradbury
"Last Rites"
Quicker Than the Eye

Last Word

Holes in fabris. Holes in wood. Hole in the Wall. Potholes. Sinkholes. Black holes. Theories are often full of holes. The trick is to come up with the right materials to fill the holes. We can't fill all of them. But isn't it fun to try? At the very least, consider the holes in our heads... Start there.

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