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A Darkship Bleg

NOTE: This post has been stuck to the top for the time being. Newer posts are below…

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I do not do advertisements. This blog is where I put up pretty pictures and occasionally post caustic comments on current catastrophes (YSWIDT?). But it has come to my attention that someone I know and love (though she doesn’t know me from Adam) is unwell and could use a little support.

Sarah Hoyt is a scifi author of no little renown, an immigrant and naturalized American originally from Portugal. The stories she writes are topnotch to say the least. She has a blog, According to Hoyt, which you might find entertaining.

How can I help, you say? Well, she has no Kickstarter, and doesn’t beg. She might possibly be mortified by what I’m doing here, so let’s keep it on the down-low, OK?

I’m a firm believer in combining good deeds with entertainment, and since she is an author, I can think of no better way to help her out than to put up links to some of her books. There are others, equally good (did I mention she’s an excellent writer?), but these are the ones that stuck with me the most. The links are to the Kindle versions but feel free to buy the paperback or hardback versions- hell, buy all three!

Darkship Thieves cover 1

Darkship Renegades cover 2

A Few Good Men cover 3

Through Fire cover 4

I am a proud Usain. You can be, too!

One favor- if you do buy one of the books (though you really should buy all four), drop her a note on the blog, and tell her I said to ask her to send you a copy of her famous audio file of her saying “Moose & Squirrel”. Perhaps she will send you a copy.


Who wants to go to SPACE? (part deux)

This is a bigger deal than Blue Origin. This was a working, payload-carrying rocket.

Ad astra per aspera!


Who wants to go to SPACE?

This is a BIG DEAL…

Blue Origin wins the award for Most Suggestive Rocket Design Ever.


Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn


“I don’t think we’re in Kansas any more…”


Every ’50s SciFi movie you ever saw, vindicated.


The real thing:

Just. Plain. Wow.
via @SpaceArtAl

Ad Astra Per Aspera

If you didn’t think Commander Chris Hadfield of the ISS was something very, very special, you will now…

via Vanderleun


We’re All Gonna Die!

Just when you thought you had enough to worry about…

Massive Sunspot Rapidly Forming

giant sunspot that’s at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA.

According to a news release, scientists from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth “since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk.”


Carrington Event, anyone?


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