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Towel Day Pictures / Re: Towel Day 2016
« Last post by Kilman on May 25, 2016, 03:59:50 PM »
I am starting to see a connection between Towel Day and water heaters.  Three years ago, my water heater broke right before Towel Day as I was trying to meet a deadline for an Amazing Stories article (read that story here: http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2013/05/the-ghost-of-towel-day-yet-to-come-a-true-story-sort-of/).  Then last night, as I was trying to finish a review of The Salmon of Doubt for my blog at Amazing Stories (to be posted on Towel Day - http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/05/scide-splitters-salmon-doubt-douglas-adams/), the pilot light went out on the water heater and I spent five hours trying to get it back on (hence my sleeping in this morning and having no pictures yet - not to worry, they will come, after I get a nice hot shower).  What is the connection between Towel Day & my water heater problems?  Sounds like a case for Dirk Gently.
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Towel Day Pictures / Towel Day 2016
« Last post by Kilman on May 24, 2016, 05:09:01 PM »
Happy Towel Day!

Yes, it is already Towel Day in the Far East.  Don't forget your towel today (or tomorrow, depending on where you are right now).  Feel free to post your Towel Day pictures or say hello.  There are many Towel Day events and contests going on all around the world, so take a look around and enjoy.
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to DNA's Works / Re: New Dirk Gently TV series
« Last post by Kilman on May 22, 2016, 07:40:40 PM »
It looks like this is going to happen.  BBC America plans to broadcast 8 1-hour episodes starting this fall (2016). 
Cast includes - Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
From what I can tell, don't expect this to follow the books very closely.  Hopefully they can at least capture the spirit of Dirk Gently.

For links to related articles, visit http://ideatemedia.com.my/
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Creative Genius / Northern Colorado Writers Workshop
« Last post by Kilman on April 27, 2016, 05:20:18 PM »
I am excited to announce that I have been accepted into the Northern Colorado Writers Workshop.  This is an ongoing writer’s group that I hope will help me hone my writing skills.  To quote Wikipedia, “The Northern Colorado Writers Workshop is an invitation-only, non-profit writing workshop founded in 1972 by Edward Bryant. The writing genres of its members include mainly science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery. Membership in the workshop is generally limited to professional and near-professional writers, and includes a number of Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, and World Fantasy Award winners.

I shouldn’t drop names, but what the hell - also from Wikipedia, “...has produced a number of notable writers, including Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, John Dunning, Wil McCarthy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Dan Simmons, and Connie Willis.”

Did I mention that I am excited!
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on April 27, 2016, 04:30:47 PM »
Another Scide Splitters Review - Martians, Go Home by Fredric Brown

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/04/scide-splitters-martians-go-home-fredric-brown/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on March 31, 2016, 06:19:19 PM »
March Scide Splitters: The Starcrossed by Ben Bova

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/03/scide-splitters-starcrossed-ben-bova/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on March 02, 2016, 07:37:43 PM »
Scide Splitters looks at a William Tenn's political satire "Brooklyn Project"

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/03/scide-splitters-brooklyn-project-by-william-tenn/

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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on February 04, 2016, 06:25:43 PM »
The latest Scide Splitters review is Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/02/scide-splitters-uncharted-territory-by-connie-willis/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on January 07, 2016, 05:19:06 PM »
...the third and final part - Retro Hugo eligible short stories:

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2016/01/scide-splitters-1941-retro-hugo-eligible-short-stories/
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Creative Genius / Re: Amazing Stories
« Last post by Kilman on December 09, 2015, 08:26:05 PM »
And here is the second in the Retro Hugo series dedicated to novelettes:

http://amazingstoriesmag.com/2015/12/scide-splitters-1941-retro-hugo-eligible-novelettes/
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