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Happy New Year! Science Fiction Links!

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Happy New Year, everyone!

I trust everyone had a good night, either binge drinking, blowing stuff up, in Prayer vigils, or any combination of the three (Assuming our readers are Southern). I likewise trust that we’ve all got big plans for the new year, plans which entail telling all your friends about this shiny new website, yes? If anyone is interested (And I can’t imagine any reason why you would be), the first song I heard this year was “Raisins” by the Bare Naked Ladies.

Anyway, all kinds of interesting Science-Fiction-related links under the jump!

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Science Fiction Book Review #1: "Rainbow Mars" by Larry Niven (1999)

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From about 1969 to about 1973 Niven wrote five deliberately goofy stories about a time traveler from the middle of the thirty-first century. His job is to retrieve extinct animals from the past – and in the year 3050 pretty much all animals are extinct excepting people and dogs – and bring them to a private United Nations zoo. Hilarity ensues. Well, ‘Hilarity’ might be overstating it, but they are cute funny little stories that aren’t perhaps as tight as one would normally expect from Niven, but that’s part of their charm.

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Today’s links of note:

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- NASA Moon MUSH! In one of their ongoing efforts to turn the nation’s disappointing space program into a theme park, NASA is developing a multi-player online game to simulate trips to the moon http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/synopsis.cgi?acqid=128415 I have to say this sounds pretty cool.
- Astronomy Picture of the day! http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/
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A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the International Homosexual Agenda go Down.

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Is it just me, or is SF getting rather gay of late? Of course SF is naturally rather scattershot and leftist, so trying to nail known any specific agenda is always rather tough, but that just makes it all the more remarkable when science fiction suddenly gets in lockstep with itself and marches to the beat of the same drummer. This is, by its very nature, something the genre isn’t *supposed* to do. So the sudden and rather massive increase in ‘Gay SF’ in the media is probably all the more surprising because of that.

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