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Interview with Simon Rose

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recently had a chance to invite Simon aboard my intelligent ship, Benny, orbiting the Earth. Where can people buy Future Imperfect? Well done, Simon!

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2016—Year of the Cat?

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“ Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”—Walt Perhaps because it is itself a paradox. Vienna).

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New Moon … and Other Worlds

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But I was intrigued. According to Silverberg, the post-WWII 1950s saw “a spectacular outpouring of stories and novels.” And John W. Campbell Jr.

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Hubble Captures Jupiter’s Great Entourage of Moons

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So, now is the time to observe it! Of course; I get two Jupiters in one month! Its outermost layer contains frozen ammonia crystals.

Nature Cooperating & Laguna’s Bottlenose Dolphins

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Co-evolution (and cooperation by default) is now an established theme in the biology of virus-host relationships. Seeds are distributed by animals.

An Interview with Lucia Gorea Author of “The Impaler”

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Who was the real Count Dracula? bloodthirsty vampire? medieval prince? ruthless tyrant? Or a famous voivode who skillfully defended his land?

The Angel of Verdun and The Edge of Tomorrow

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Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) She’s called The Angel of Verdun. You also see another name scrawled in bright red over a London bus: Full Metal B h.

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Nina Teaching SF Writing Course at George Brown College Spring 2015

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I''m back at George Brown College, teaching my 12-week long writing course on how to write science fiction. CrseGet?subj_code=

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Nina Munteanu on Panels and Doing Two Workshops at Ad Astra 2014

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I''ll be guesting at Ad Astra, one of the bestest science fiction and fantasy conventions in Toronto, this April 4-6, 2014. Best, Nina.

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Limestone Genre Expo—July 2015

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I recently attended the inaugural festival of the Limestone Genre Expo (July 25, 2015) in Kingston waterfront Kingston, Ontario. It was worth it.

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The Story Is Dead, Long Live The Story!

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The word out there—at least according to The Economist Group—is that “smart is the new cool”. It now doubles every 13 months. But so is a train wreck.”

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2015: Year of the Sheep (Ram)

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Starting February 19 th 2015, we enter the Year of the Sheep (Ram) on the Chinese calendar. There are 10 Stems and 12 Branches in the system. Woohoo!

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The Christmas Truce of WWI—A Moment of Great Disobedience

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On Christmas Eve of 1914—a hundred years ago this month and in the midst of brutal trench warfare—a moment of peace broke out on the Western Front.

Flight Behavior

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And] only Kingsolver could pull it off.” Dellarobia thinks she’s about to throw away her ordinary life by running away with the telephone man.

Writers Workshop in Leslieville (Toronto) on Self-Editing & Revisions

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The workshop will be held in FLIGHT CAFE (Any Direct Flight) on 1382 Queen St. E., just east of Greenwood Avenue.

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Launch of "Water Is." Celebrates Our Connection With Water

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three years in the making!) with a water blessing of Mimico Creek and various water-engaging activities. Mimico Creek (photo N. Praise for "Water Is."

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Hot-Desking Dehumanizes Work Place

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In any case, it’s just a science fiction story. Or is it? You had gym, you grabbed your gym stuff. And extremely ineffective. It also lacks “heart”.

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Creating Science Fiction with Nina Munteanu at George Brown College

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I am again teaching my workshop-style course on how to write science fiction this fall at the St. Always willing to answer questions. Very supportive.”

Spiritual Ecology and the Lesson of Crete

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If Gaia is our “Natural Mother” then Ecology is her language —Nina Munteanu. spiritual connection with nature is nothing new. Harper & Row. 296pp.

Nina Munteanu Interviewed by Joseph Planta of The Commentary

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I was recently interviewed by Joseph Planta of "The Commentary" in Vancouver about my new book Water Is. The book is published by Pixl Press.

A Metaphysical Meander Down a Scientific Stream

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Nina and an interested "reader" of Water Is. almost succeeded, except the price—falling in the water—prevented me at the last moment. Water Is.

Embracing Your Future: Flying Algal Ships

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Hydrogenase by Vincent Callebaut It’s July 2030. The hub is a floating algal farm. He called Hydrogenase a true miniature biochemical power station.

Joyful Motherhood

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Kevin and Mom enjoy a hike When I gave birth to my son, Kevin, I felt a miracle pass through me. Kevin became my doorway to wonder. We were hunters.

The Brave New World of Orphan Black

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“ Oh, Brave New World that has such people in it!”— Probably within the next decade." In Season 1 alone, seven clones are revealed.

When New Embraces Old: Part 1, the Journey

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It was like “falling in love.” Really. To fall in love is like coming home, after all. When new embraces old, we get magic. Wizard-magic.

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Interview with Nina Munteanu on Fantasy Fiction Focus with Simon Rose

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author interview book promotion eco SF eco-fiction Fantasy Fiction Focus nina munteanu science fiction Simon Rose writing process

Evolution, Digital Immortality and "Freenet"

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As the back book jacket reveals, Freenet is a novel about the “power of [free] information…in a post-digital age.” One discovery leads Henrik to more.

Interstellar: Is Love the God Particle?

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Reviews ranged from being dazzled and awestruck to thinking it utterly ridiculous and silly. Since I was five, I''ve always wanted to be an astronaut.

Ursula K Le Guin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NBA

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Neil Gaiman presents lifetime achievement award to Ursula K. Le Guin at 2014 National Book Awards from National Book Foundation on Vimeo. Ursula K.

Blogging and Social Media Workshop for Writers

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My November 9 th workshop on Blogging & Social Media for Writers was held at the Mississauga Central Library. Rise ABOVE ! ( Ru!RA!), Contact Ru!RA!

Friends of Merril Short Story Contest Now Open

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Calling all speculative short fiction writers! All entries must be accompanied by $5 CDN ( payable by PayPal ).

Telling My Story: Blogging & Social Media Workshop November 9, 2014 in Mississauga, ON

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Rise Up! Rise ABOVE! is holding its second "Telling My Story" Workshop on November 9th (2014) in the Mississauga Central Library from 2-4pm.

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A Tardigrade Christmas (a different Christmas story.)

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Blika lived in Mossland with her clone sestras , gathering and sucking the delicious juices of detritus and algae. Where am I? Am I dead? Blika asked.

Nina Talks Writing and Water on "Liquid Lunch" That Channel TV

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I recently appeared on That Channel to discuss the writing process and my upcoming book on water called "Water Is.", due early in 2016. writing

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Embracing Your Future: the EBM.

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The air is fresh with the promise of snow and you smile with thoughts of spring skiing at Whistler. You smile, rather self-pleased. special day.

Surfing the Hybrid Wave of Publishing

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photo by Clark Little Bestsellers have been migrating online since Amazon.com opened its virtual doors in 1995. Two years ago Borders shut its doors.

Orphan Black Clone Dance: Love the Water.

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Each "clone" is an obvious individual, in her nuances, facial expressions, speech and--yes--in her movements, which include how she dances.

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Publish Your Book with Toronto Public Library’s EBM

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Rhea Hawke emerges from EBM In 1448 Guttenberg invented the printing press, which shifted the zeitgeist of an entire world. The list is really endless.

Anonymity: The Syndrome of Communicating More Only to Communicate Less

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They’d be checking emails, updating their Facebook page, talking with a friend, and surfing a favorite site. know…I used to do the same thing.

Literary Fest at Gladstone Hotel May 25th

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Several small presses will be selling anything from novels to cookbooks, providing you with a fine showcase of eclecticism and what''s new out there.