Forbidden Planet announces a signing by Kim Stanley Robinson (Galileo’s Dream) at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on Thursday 17th September 6 – 7pm.
Real (Weird) Science: Giant new planet orbits wrong way! Astronomers have discovered a planet (dubbed WASP-17) twice the size of Jupiter (the largest planet ever discovered) that orbits opposite to its star’s direction of rotation. [via Neatorama]
Real Weird: Hewlett-Packard employees in Palo Alto, Califormia, were greeted with a phone message from William Shatner, a tele-bullying tactic by eco-activists in retaliation for HP backing off a eco-friendly promise. Oh, and then there was the vandalism.