Image of the Day – 2014

The World's Tallest Mountain

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Fourteen mountain peaks on Earth stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these “eight-thousanders” is Mount Everest, the standard to which all other mountains are compared. The Nepalese name for the mountain is Sagarmatha: “mother of the universe.” Everest’s geological story began 40 million years ago when the Indian subcontinent began a slow-motion…

Image of the Day – 2014

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

I vaguely recall seeing the original 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, but it was many years ago so I had to use Wiki to refresh my memory in order to compare it with the 2008 remake which I saw recently. I learned something from this, which is that the 1951 film was based on the short story Farewell to the Master (1940) by Harry Bates, not one that I recall reading.

The 2008 remake sticks quite…

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

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GI Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Release: 6/29/2012

In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

The film stars D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum with Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Jon M. Chu, and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Brian Goldner,…

GI Joe: Retaliation

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New Book On Amazon Rocket Babe – Dust Storm

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Greetings Cool SCI-FI!

Beautiful, brilliant and Earth’s best hope for survival – Rocket Babe!

I would like to announce the launch of my husband’s new sci-fi novel, Rocket Babe- Dust Storm. The first of a series, RB-DS is now available from Amazon as a paperback or on Kindle.

From the jacket:
1982. After thousands of years of alien abductions and experimentation, mankind finally has the ability to fight back via a covert branch of the U.S. military, the…

New Book On Amazon Rocket Babe – Dust Storm

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The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt

The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt

I'd not come across this author's work until this one was chosen by the Classic SF discussion forum as a monthly read, but it sounded interesting enough for me to get hold of a copy.

The Engines of God does indeed have a classic SF plot: ancient alien remains are found scattered around the galaxy following the discovery of faster-than-light space travel. Most of them are elegant sculptures – including one in our Solar…

The Engines of God by Jack McDevitt

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