Weekly Links 20090118


A leading light in science fiction is heading to Saskatoon’s light source synchrotron.  Acclaimed Canadian sci-fi author Robert J. Sawyer will be the first ever writer-in-residence at the massive scientific facility.  Sawyer, who has written 20 novels and won the coveted Hugo and Nebula awards, told CBC News he is excited about what he calls a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to hang out with working scientists.

From Novelish: I searched the interviews of twelve successful fantasy authors to find their advice for aspiring authors, which I’ve compiled in this entry. Click on a name to jump to it, or scroll down to read through the full article.

Columbia won an auction late Thursday for screen rights to “Foundation,” Isaac Asimov’s ground breaking science fiction trilogy. The film will be developed as a directing vehicle for Roland Emmerich.


The N8VEM Single Board Computer (SBC) is a home brew Z80 small computer project. It is made in the style of vintage computers of the mid to late 1970’s and early 1980’s using a mix of classic and modern technologies.


Eating the worlds hottest pepper  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNzI3RTZ7I

The beauty of fractals in the real world.

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