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What’s on your Kindle?

I already shared with you my book haul from WorldCon, but I thought I might also share what I’ve got on my Kindle…

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In episode 75 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our panelists to chat about Novellas: Do you read novellas? What are some examples of novellas you have enjoyed and why? What makes a good novella in your mind? Where do you find novellas (bookstores, websites, magazines, podcasts)?

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My WorldCon Book Haul

I know it’s a little late, but I wanted to share with you the books I brought back with me from WorldCon in Reno (an inevitability at any con with a decent dealer’s room).

The list includes a lot of stuff from smaller presses including Apex and Absolute Xpress – here we go…

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In episode 74 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with Lauren Beukes. She has two books out right now from Angry Robot: Moxyland and Zoo City, which won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award, was short-listed for the 2010 BSFA Award for best novel, and has been nominated for the World Fantasy award for best novel.

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In episode 73 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with The Science Comedian Brian Malow.

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In episode 72 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: What themes are under-explored in Science Fiction and Fantasy?

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In episode 71 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with multi-award winning author William Gibson.

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In episode 70 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars: Do you listen to podcasts? Which ones, and do you listen to fiction podcasts?

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In episode 69 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Denardo chat with multi-award winning editor and reviewer Gary K. Wolfe.

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The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 068): ReaderCon Recap

In episode 68 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars who attended ReaderCon to give us the highlights from the convention.

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In episode 67 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester chats with multi-award winning editor and author Ellen Kushner whose Welcome To Bordertown anthology, is currently in bookstores.

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Torchwood is back, and this time, the much reduced team (Only Gwen and Jack are still around), find themselves being pulled into a new world-wide mystery as Miracle Day comes, and no one can die.

WARNING: Spoilers after the cut!

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In episode 66 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel to discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions – which to attend, why, and what’s the etiquette when approaching your favorite author.

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In episode 65 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Tracy Hickman, Author of Dragonlance, Darksword and Sovereign Stone.

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Come Join the Drink and Draw! (A Twitter Event and More)

Over on the FunctionalNerds.com, Booze Nerd Andy Romine and Art Nerd Galen Dara are putting on a Functional Nerds Drink & Draw party!

Functional Nerds twitter event: Drink & Draw!

When: The evening of Friday July 15th.

Where: tweeting from a computer/mobile device near you.

What’s a Drink & Draw?

Drink • and • Draw: verb.

  1. Take a swig of the beverage of your choice.
  2. Start making marks.
  3. Repeat.

Drink & Draw! It’s as simple as that. It happens spontaneously all the time around the world without much forethought or planning at all; artists and non-artists alike with their drinks in one hand and a pencil nub in the other, doodling on a cocktail napkin…

Click here to see the full details!

In episode 64 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and the panel discuss: 2011 is half over – which books, movies and tv shows lived up to the hype and are noteworthy and which have missed the mark? What did you love, what did you hate and why?

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In episode 63 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Andrew P. Mayer, Author of The Falling Machine: The Society of Steam Book One published by PYR.

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Looking for a convention near you? A place to hang out and get your SciFi on in 2011?

So was I. Locus Online has a great resource for just such a situation. So does Wikipedia. But they don’t really give you a sense of where the cons are in relation to you.

So I built a Convention Map using Google’s My Places feature

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In episode 62 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester sits down with Laura Resnick, author of the Esther Diamond series published by DAW.

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Summer Reading Programs – Free Books for Kids!

This summer, major retailers Barnes & Noble and Borders are offering free books to get kids to read…

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