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June 16, 2014
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Enough With Zombies! Bring on the Pirate Apocalypse! Hurricane Fever and the Caribbean’s Forgotten Space Program On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in June More Stories...

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Enough With Zombies! Bring on the Pirate Apocalypse!
by A. M. Dellamonica

The first time I saw the Global Warming Coffee Mug, it was at the American Museum of Natural History. The mug is a commonly-found gift store item in science-y tourist attractions: aquariums, Biodiversity Centers, science museums. The idea is that you pour hot fluids into the mug, and its heat-reactive plastic artwork changes color, transforming alarming chunks of the planet’s land mass into ocean.

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Hurricane Fever and the Caribbean’s Forgotten Space Program
by Tobias Buckell

It is, without doubt, the biggest gun I’ve ever seen.

I’m in Barbados doing research, and I’m standing under a 100 caliber barrel. The thing looks big enough to crawl into, but not quite. And the barrel just keeps going and going. Big enough that I have to trudge through the wet grass a ways to get some perspective on the whole thing. This cannon is so damn big it has a structure around the barrel to keep it rigid.

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On the Road: Tor/Forge Author Events in June

Tor/Forge authors are on the road in June! Once a month, we’re collecting all the info about our upcoming author events into one handy document. Check and see who’ll be coming to a city near you.

Going to the American Library Association’s annual conference in Vegas at the end of the month? We’ll be there! Come visit us at Booth #532, or at the panel “Redefining Humans from the Past to the Future,” which we’re co-sponsoring with LITA on June 28th.

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