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Beam Me Up #328 Dive pt1 – Ed McKeown + All That Touches Air con – An Owomoyela

Aug
25

Ed McKeown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week on episode 328 of Beam Me Up I start with the new remix of John Anealio’s George RR Martin is not your bitch in his new electronic remix.

The first story this week is part four and conclusion of All That Touches Air by An Owomoyela. Ron Huber continues his great read of this exciting story.

I do a quick review of Armored from Baen Books edited by John Joseph Adams. This book contains over 20 stories that explore all the variation an armored suit can take in different environments and worlds. If you like this type of fiction you will not be disapointed by this collection!

Next on the list is Star Trek Trivia where I answer last week’s questions and pose new ones!

I follow this up with a couple of really good Earth Sky articles.

During earth_sky listener Barry called to tell me that he had just heard that Neal Armstrong had just passed due to complications from his heart surgery earlier this month. Needless to say, the tone of the program changed a bit.

I take a trip over to the blog to cover some of the other stories that have peaked interest. One is a facinating article of observation of a pair of super massive black holes from the Chandra X-ray telescope! That and more!

For the last story, I will be featuring Edward McKeown in September. To get the ball rolling I play part one of The Dive which has an excellent narrator who does a fantastic job. I can almost bet you will enjoy this 7 part effort!

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Beam Me Up # 327 All That Touches The Air p3 – Owomoyela + Memories of my Mother – Ken Liu

Aug
18

    Ken Liu

 

 

 

It is episode 327 of Beam Me Up!

First the sad news of the passing of Harry Harrison one of the few left that can be considered Grand Masters.

The first story of the afternoon is Ken Liu’s, Memory of my Mothers a sad and yet heartwarming tale of what a Mother will do to be with her daughter throughout the child’s and later life.

next is a review of Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror. This feature length anime film was produced in a partnership with Fuji TV for its’ 50th aniversary.

The Phoenix galactic cluster’s central is garnering interest as there is activity where there shouldn’t be.

JPL has has finished the Mars Curiosity Rover upgrades and now will proceed to some tests on a couple more crutial systems before it can start with the main portion of the program.

I take a short break to do Star Trek Trivia again this week as well as a couple of news articles from Earth_Sky.

Kallamis uploads an article detailing some upcoming events on the International Space Station over the next week or two which should prove to be noteworthy.

And finally Ron Huber continues his read of An Owomoyela’s All that Touched the Air. This week is part three.

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Beam Me Up #326 In Plain Sight #11 – Kahn + All That Touches the Air pt2 – Owomoyela

Aug
11

An Owomoyela

 

 

 

For your consideration, episode 326 of Beam Me Up!
Couple of good offerings this week, plus news and reviews. Like I have said….oh hell you already know lol.

Ok, I start off with a short on Neil Armstrong’s recovery from surgery. Also I make the observation of how many people just had no clue.

The first story for the afternoon is episode 11 of “In Plain Sight” by Jason Kahn. Then a session of Trek Trivia!

Next from EarthSky the new super Chilian telescope Alma is due to be at full strength by next year and scientist are excited by what they expect to get for output from the array. Plus more from EarthSky.

The Curiosity Rover is next on the conversation list. The landing and subsequent photos were exciting beyond all measure. Can’t wait for what comes next.

Finally I review the movie Outlander, which was as bad as it sounds.

In closing this week I end with part 2 of “All That Touches the Air” by An Owomoyela.

That and other incidentals this week on episode 326 of Beam Me Up

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Beam Me Up # 325 All That Touches The Air pt1 – An Owomoyela + Striking Twice – Mark Webb

Aug
04

An Owomoyela

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, so what do normal people do when it’s hot?  Right, so what possesses me to set in a hot studio all afternoon?  Yeah, I can’t put a finger on it either.

So it’s Beam Me Up episode 325.  I start out with a read from Kallamis’ article wondering if Generation Star Ships are indeed possible.   Next, I wanted to get my review of Lockout (a space/prison offering)  because it was right there on the blog in front of me.

Then on to our first story!  Mark Webb’s “Striking Twice” is a bit more than your average version of this story!  Plus he managed to do it in Flash Fiction!

Next Earth Sky offers up a couple real good pieces of astro-science this week.   The Milkyway is most definitly on a collision course with Andromedia, and the time is at hand…sort of…aaaaaaaand tropical lakes where you will never expect them!

Then it is time for Star Trek Trivia!  Two new questions from the Star Trek Trivia tome!   NASA has awarded monies to three American companies to develop a man rated space craft that will be able to put American astronauts in space from American soil on craft built in the US of A.

And our last story of the afternoon, part one of All that Touches Air by An  Owomoyela read by our august reader Ron Huber.

Enjoy!

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