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H.G. Wells Was Right: The Martians are Coming!

Well, maybe.

According to scientists, there are mysterious plumes of gas on the surface of Mars. On Feb 19, 2015, CBC reported:

The plumes were first spotted in March and April 2012 by more than a dozen amateur astronomers using ground-based telescopes.

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News & Links

The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Prodigious Review

OKLAHOMA CITY – If you want to be creeped out by a really good book, read H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau. Talk about dark! 527 more words

Book Reviews

the powers of general observation

“This latter point Mr. Bensington did not observe, because nothing destroys the powers of general observation quite so much as a life of experimental science.” 8 more words

Literature

H.G. Wells and the future library

I found a funny bit of animation on giphy.com yesterday and tweeted it. This particular GIF featured a woman reading in a library chair while stacks of books magically appeared on the bookshelves behind her. 402 more words

Writing

he doesn’t know anything

“That man,” said Redwood, “doesn’t know anything. That was his most exasperating quality as a student. Nothing. He passed all his examinations, he had all his facts—and he had just as much knowledge—as a rotating bookshelf containing the _Times Encyclopedia_. 15 more words

Literature

Reprint: Three Science Fiction Novellas

I first came across J-H Rosny aîné in a Damon Knight anthology many years ago, and immediately fell in love with his work. This review of three of his novellas was first published in Interzone 241, July-August 2012. 667 more words