Eyeball Planets

By Michelle Starr Science Alert Writer You’ve heard of hot Jupiters. You’ve heard of mini-Neptunes. You’ve heard of super-Earths. But have you heard of Eyeball Planets? Yep – planetary scientists think there might be a type of exoplanet out there that looks disturbingly like a giant eyeball. Just sitting there. Staring. But it’s actually not as weird […]

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Star Wars is Really a Cautionary Tale About Devoting All Technological Advancements to Death

By Emily Asher-Perrin It’s called Star Wars. Not Star Trek, not Star Peace, not Star Friends, not even Star Tales. This gargantuan fictional universe is labeled with a title that guarantees the ability to travel space… andnear-constant warfare. We can debate the relative okay-ness of this focus from a moral standpoint, sure. But in reality, I think […]

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Video Premiere: Interview with Ron S. Friedman

Missed the livestream of my interview with Ron S. Friedman? I’m streaming the replay live on my YouTube channel this morning! Chat with me as the video plays & ask your questions!

Kickstarter link: http://kck.st/2ASWKje Gunsmoke & Dragonfire is an anthology of fantasy western stories. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ron S. Friedman, author of “Raiders of the Lost World,” one of the stories in the anthology!

Ron is an Israeli-Canadian writer who adds some genuine star power to this anthology with this hybrid pulp fiction tale! His novel, Typhoon Time, was an Amazon.ca #1 bestseller in Time Travel; his collection Escape Velocity was a Calgary Herald #1 Bestseller and a #1 Kobo bestseller in Space Opera; and his short story “Game Not Over” was an Aurora Award finalist in 2016. His work has appeared in Galaxy’s Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. He has co-edited three anthologies himself, and received ten Honorable Mentions in the Writers of the Future competition. A classic overachiever, he has also received an Aurora for Best Fan-Related Work, and was nominated again this year for his Quora blog on Astronomy and Planetary Science, which has had more than 1.7 million views. In his day job, he is a senior Information Tech Analyst, who served during the Gulf War as an NCO in Intelligence in the Israeli Air Force. Plus, he’s a member of SFWA, IFWA, SFCanada and a former board member for the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.

Ron S. Friedmans’s website: https://ronsfriedman.wordpress.com

Originally aired on Kickstarter Live February 2, 2019

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