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2009-11-23 07:05 pm
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Happy Dancing Monkeys

My week 3 Clarion story has just been published at Fantasy Magazine.

http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/2009/11/reading-by-numbers/

My first SFWA-level fiction sale. Very happy.

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2009-11-22 09:42 am
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Linkarama

Mussolini’s ‘brain and blood for sale on internet’
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8371171.stm

Darwin photo competition winners
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8364761.stm

Heavy Metal Monk Quits Rocks
http://media.smh.com.au/world/world-news/the-metal-monk-quits-rock-860243.html

The Metal Monk at the height of his powers


Sounds like an urban legend, but the BBC thinks it’s true.
‘Fat for cosmetics’ murder suspects arrested in Peru
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8369674.stm

The Best Science Fiction Titles
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/nov/19/best-science-fiction-titles

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2009-11-14 11:35 pm
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Domino Madness

Over 4 million dominos get knocked down.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2009/11/14/2742951.htm

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2009-11-11 07:52 pm
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Supernatural Collective Nouns

A fun chart of collective nouns for supernatural beasties.

A flurry of yeti, A lunacy of werewolves…

http://wondermark.com/566/

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2009-11-09 05:46 pm
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Working Holiday

A story I co-wrote many years ago with Colin Jacobs has now been turned into an audio version.

You can listen at
http://dunesteef.com/2009/11/08/page-40-working-holiday-by-aidan-doyle-and-colin-jacobs/

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2009-11-07 04:48 pm
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Star Wars Uncut

Your chance to remake Star Wars (well, 15 seconds of it at least). :-)

http://www.starwarsuncut.com/


Interview with the guy who set the project up.

http://biginterview.org/post/220835534/casey-pugh-may-the-crowd-force-be-with-you

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2009-11-06 02:31 pm
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Doctor Who Behaving Badly

This week’s Oddbox from the BBC features a clip of David Tennant and Russell T. Davies.

Plus the world’s largest time warp.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/hi/newsbeat/newsid_8345000/8345771.stm

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2009-11-06 09:33 am
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Windows 7 Launches in Japan

I miss living in Japan.

Via Gizmodo.com

Windows 7 Launches in Japan

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2009-11-05 08:02 am
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How to Respond to Worried Parents

A couple of fun articles on the Guardian about how scary books and movies for children should be.

Maurice Sendak tells parents worried by Wild Things to 'go to hell'

Do you know what today's kids need? Thumb amputation, that's what

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2009-11-05 07:54 am
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How Not to Respond to Rejection Letters

A writer that got themselves banned by Fantasy Magazine.

http://oldcharliebrown.livejournal.com/281662.html

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2009-11-05 01:30 am
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The Adventures of Lil’ Cthulhu

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2009-10-29 08:19 am
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Internet Speeds Around the World

No surprises.  Japan is#1 and Australia doesn’t make the top 20.

http://www.joshuazimmerman.com/blog/?p=3674

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2009-10-24 08:55 pm
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Epic humpback whale battle filmed

Amazing BBC footage of whales battling.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8318000/8318182.stm

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2009-10-23 07:50 am
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Online Genre Magazines

A useful roundup of the best online genre magazines.

http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2009/10/online-genre-magazines.html


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2009-10-22 07:55 pm

The Country That Doesn't Exist

The country that doesn't exist.
http://www.aidandoyle.net/?p=722

Travels in Transnistria.
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2009-10-21 01:53 pm
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Simpsons’s Paradox in the Slush Pile

A look at how statistics can sometimes be misleading.

http://anilmenon.com/blog/2009/10/simpsons-paradox-in-the-slush-pile.html

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2009-10-21 01:49 pm
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2009-10-21 07:03 am

Booklife

Jeff VanderMeer’s Booklife is now on sale.

I’ve read lots of books about writing and this is one of the best I’ve read.

It has great tips and advice for the personal and professional sides of a writer’s life.

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2009-10-20 12:51 pm
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Simpsons Character Contest

A contest to design your own Simpsons character.   (Only open to US residents.  D’oh!)

Ends Oct 28 2009

http://thesimpsons.com/character/

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