Magical Words Link Roundup 3-7-2017


John Scalzi says, “So here in 2017, when you have a book coming out called The Collapsing Empire, you get a lot of rueful smiles and knowing nods and statements like “so, writing non-fiction now, are we?”

With the rise of electric vehicles, pedestrian accidents have increased. So how do manufacturers make electric vehicles noisy enough to not kill anyone?

Women have made invaluable contributions to science, but often their achievements are overlooked, forgotten, or attributed to a man. That’s one of the many reasons why it’s so awesome that LEGO has announced a new set honoring some of the women who helped NASA—and humanity—reach for the stars.

Do you keep submitting your books to bloggers, but are yet to have them reply with a ‘yes, I’d be happy to review it?’

Sunday, March 12, 2017, our friends John Hartness and Stuart Jaffe will be appearing at Charlotte ComicCon! Go out and say hello, and buy some stuff!

There’s a long line of amazing women in history who don’t always get the notice they deserve.

Denis Villeneuve has his work cut out for him if he hopes to adapt Frank Herbert’s masterwork, but, if he considers a few things, then his version of Dune may be the film the novel deserves.

A Mars rotation takes 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than the 24-hour day we experience on Earth. For future colonists living on Mars, this added time would be akin to flying two time zones westward every three days. You would be constantly jet-lagged.

Have you stopped by Gamut lately? Comment on any story this month, and get an entry into a contest to win a FREE $30 Gift Card from Amazon.

When The Girl With All The Gifts first hit theaters in the U.K. last September, the world was a different place. The film has recently opened in the United States, which is a much scarier place now.

Horror master Stephen King got into the spirit of Donald Trump’s baseless claim that Barack Obama wiretapped his phones by turning it into a funny horror story that fits into a few tweets.


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