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April 21, 2014
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Afterparty and the Desktop Drug Revolution The Magic of Theater Oxted: Building Families Since 2017 Women of Genre Sweepstakes More Stories...

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More Stories We have two new covers to share with you: Marie Brennan’s The Voyage of the Basilisk and Carrie Vaughn’s Low Country! Over on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog, Steles of the Sky author Elizabeth Bear announced that she’s working on a new Eternal Sky trilogy, The Lotus Kingdoms. John Scalzi has announced “Unlocked,” a prequel novella to his upcoming novel Lock In! Join Jo Walton on tour for My Real Children! On the Road: check out where Tor/Forge authors are in April.
Afterparty and the Desktop Drug Revolution
by Daryl Gregory

Hey, kids! Now you can build a drug factory in your own home!

Or soon, anyway. I believe we’re teetering on the edge of a new era in designer drugs. There are several technologies in play that could converge to democratize drug design and manufacture in the same way that Macs and inkjet printers democratized the production of art—and created thousands of really bad newsletters.

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The Magic of Theater
by Melanie Rawn

Given that the subject of my novels (the Glass Thorns series) is a theater troup who use their magical abilities to enhance their performances, I am often asked the question: “How would your own favorite play work with the magic system you created for your Glass Thorns series?”

Answer: Well, here’s the thing. My favorites are pretty much anything by Shakespeare and Euripedes, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, Lion in Winter, Long Day’s Journey into Night, and so on.

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Oxted: Building Families Since 2017
by William Campbell Powell

Rossum’s Universal Robots. U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men, Inc. Marionettes, Inc.

There’s a long line of robot corporations in the literature, producing menials, helpers, even substitutes for humankind. Let me introduce you to Oxted Corporation. Of course, they manufacture conventional robots in chrome finish, with glowing red eyes. They’re a bit clunky, almost comical. Oxted also produces some more sophisticated models, to service a rather unusual market...

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