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"looking at the stars"

This weekend is overflowing with birthdays! Happy birthday to nurdbunny, and happy early birthday to graashoppa, lisa_marli, parisntripfan, toddlyles, and pktheater! May all of you have a terrific day and a wonderful year to come.

And speaking of an embarrassment of riches, after a new Tori Amos album in May comes a new Mediaeval Baebes album in June. I just got Illumination, and thus far, I'm enjoying it tremendously.

In other news...

* Author James Maxey is giving away free copies of his book Dragonseed to those who donate to support breast cancer research: "Books for Breasts."

* Apex Magazine returns from its hiatus.

* The latest Mind Meld offers "A Guide to International Science Fiction/Fantasy, Part I."

* New from Librivox.org is its "Short Science Fiction Collection 19," which includes readings of stories by Andre Norton, Philip K. Dick, and Harry Harrison, among others.

* SFSignal remembers the science fiction videos of Michael Jackson.

* io9 lists the "20 Best (and 20 Worst) Pets in Science Fiction."

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan



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Jun. 26th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Omg, they are such babes. Lol, sorry. Every time I see a picture of them, I go a little gaga. XD

Science fiction videos of Michael Jackson = strangely awesome and enchanting (my first though was, "Are they any that aren't?")
Jun. 29th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
They have great fun with their babe-ness, too. You can tell!

"Strangely awesome and enchanting" sums them up well, I think.
Jun. 26th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
I've never heard of Mediaeval Baebes before. Not sure if I should thank you or pout that you've passed this on LOL I need more music to buy like another hole in the head!
Jun. 29th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! Sorry about that (er, or not). Since October Project is no longer together (again), The Mediaeval Baebes has become my favorite band. I absolutely love their music! Give them a try - you know you want to! *evil laugh*
Jun. 28th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes. On another note, I love the Mediaeval Baebes, although I've not really kept up with the band. Looks like their line-up is now about half what it once was.
Jun. 29th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I hope you had a great one!

I'm glad to hear you're a fan, too! The number of Baebes definitely seems to fluctuate with each album. I've given up trying to figure out why sometimes there are more and sometimes fewer of them. It's a mystery to me! This new one has a big sound nonetheless, though, I'm happy to say.

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