Two Recommendations

My extended family is in town today, so I don’t have time to write a very long post–I’ll make up for it next week. My friends are doing some amazing literary things right now, so I thought I’d spread the word. Below are a blog and book recommendation.

  1. The Edwin Project: Zoe Kaplan is reviewing old science fiction stories published in magazines owned by her grandfather, circa 1950s. She is reading through the volumes and deciding which have stood the test of time, and which truly have not. Follow for 50s slang, corporeal ghosts, and mysteries of the universe.
  2. Waters of Salt and Sin: An epic new release by Alisha Klapheke, starring a sea-faring salt witch in a quest to rescue her. The author is awesome, and so is the story. High-stakes sailing, creepy sea wraiths and a unique magic system, and some killer worldbuilding lie within.

I’m off to go play Apples To Apples with my grandparents.

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The Final Frontier

 

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I don’t write about space very much (read: at all). But if I did, I would liberally use The Space Educator’s Handbook.

If you can get past the frankly painful web design, this is a darn useful site, provided by NASA no less, for anyone teaching space stuff…or, in our case, writing space stuff.

Can’t get past the yellow-on-space-print background? Here are some specific useful links:

Aerospace dictionary, so you can learn everything from ablations to zeniths.

Sci-fi/Space technology, complete with handy scientific laws, necessary tech, and reference manuals.

Astronomy information, about planets, cool questions about water and life elsewhere in the universe, and theoretical situations like playing sports on the moon.

There’s a ton of info on here, if you can brave the asterisk page breaks and pages of bolded text. Use it wisely.