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Beam Me Up # 363 No Great Magic pt1 – Fritz Leiber

Apr
28
Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow does Beam Me Up episode 363 steam right along this week!

It was really a case of not being able to get a word in sideways because of all the stuff I had planned!

I start by well raving a bit about the new spaceport….but mediate it some with the closing song to season one’s A Scientific Rail-gun called “Dear My Love” I know, but it is a toe tappin tune that makes for a cool piece. I like the anime as well even though it incorporates all the standard High School short skirt big …..eyes, pantie fixation and odd powers. But something about the characters is captivating. Hey it is no High School of the Dead…but then few are.

Earth Sky this week covers Cassini’s work at Saturn’s moon Titan and who can get bored about any information about the mysterious and weird as the harmless sounding as a white dwarf?

Star trek trivia is next on the card. This week, Tribbles the open monologue, the premiere episode?

Kallimus again collects some of the top science and science-fiction news, which I read. Meteorites and space junk among others this week.

This week I though some golden age science fiction might be in order. No Great Magic ch.1 by Fritz Leiber from the Librivox project.

See? Like I said, little over an hour and it steams! Enjoy!

 

 

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Beam Me Up # 362 The Hunted by Robert Lee Frazier

Apr
21
Robert Lee Frazier

Robert Lee Frazier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This week on Beam Me Up episode 362

Kallamus joins us once again for his entry in the blog for his weekly round up.

I review the anime dvd series Gantz. This 12 dvd set may not be for everyone but if you like large servings of slash and smash……

I found a small article that deals with a large subject Book Banning. In this case it is the top 10 banned and challenged SF book! I may have run on a bit here……

It seems everyone is excited about the possibilities of if not life at the very least all the needed parameters needed to support life on the newly discovered Kepler 62e and 62f are Earth like rocky worlds that contain liquid water possibly on their surface….. Very exciting indeed!

A dig in china has yielded some very exciting embryonic dinosaur fossils that may radically change our understanding of many of the up to now animals of little know about their early stages.

The story this week is “The Hunted” by Robert Lee Frazier concerning a bounty hunter and his “prey” who develop a most unusual relationship.

And that is it for this week. Enjoy

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Beam Me Up #361 In Plain Sight #19 – Kahn + Having Survived an Apocalypse – Khaw

Apr
14
Jason Kahn

Jason Kahn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After a short intro, I spend about ten minutes in my opening with a discussion. This week, why I feel the force you call gravity does not exist in the classical sense. At least according to the first law of motion…and some of the second. You can write comments to me btw at beammeuppodcast@gmail.com or go to the blog at wrfrbeamEup.blogspot.com and make your thoughts known on the weekly show description.

From there….

Episode 19 of Jason Kahn’s series In Plain Sight. This week, psychic detective Jack Garrett has become interested in a mysterious back room, but to gain entrance he must face a man why himself also fairly crackles with psychic energy. Jack it would seem has his “work” cut out for him.

The Original Star Trek (tost) is next in line as I find interesting Star Trek trivia from my favorite Star Trek trivia book. Some interesting facts to be had, to be sure.

Next Earth_Sky reports on the Lyrid April 16-26 2013

Kallamus is back with his weekly rundown, starts with a returning DBZ. NASA has submitted its’ 2013 budget, one really exciting news about an asteroid capture, tow and then explore!

First ever discovery of a black hole chowing down on a rogue planet! Io has some wildly different volcanic activity! Kallamus finds a site that shows how the planets would appear if they were in the same place as our moon. It is a stunning effect! Kall found some really good info on the “Man of Steel” movie. And finally Kall has a run at conspiracy when they take aim at a clothing tester and that somehow has been twisted into terminators of all things!

Finally I read Having Survived an Apocalypse by Mini Khaw a story I read for the online flash fiction site Antipodean.

All in all, I think this week’s program was great fun. I hope you think so too!

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Beam Me Up # 360 Know How – Can Do – Michael Blumlein + Tratth – Intervention – David Scholes

Apr
07
David Sholes

David Sholes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After the intro, I spend a moment doing my favorite subject “did you know?” I love to pull this on people all the time.

The first story I read this afternoon is the conclusion to Michael Blumlein’s “Know How Can Do” and I know you will apriciate the ending of this story as much as I did.
Earth-Sky is winding down, but they managed to have several articles this week. Excellent article on Galaxies caught in the act of accreting star material. The Dawn spacecraft continues to turn in good stuff as it continues to orbit the huge asteroid Vesta and finally the sun continues to build activity as evidenced by it’s continued sunspots and flares.
Of course you know I have to do Star Trek Trivia! And the stuff I find out is astounding! I am coming to believe that I must have been watching another show! lol
Before the last story, I spend some time bringing everyone up to speed on the Beam Me Up Blog at wrfr.beameup.blogspot.com. This week, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took pictures of Curiosity when it landed but mostly what it took pics of was the heat shield, the skycrane and other items. Well the Nasa team is using the Hirise camera to take pictures of the parachute with surprising results! Next I have the list of this years Hugo Science Fiction Awards. Some good stuff there!
I finish with the most recent of the Trathh stories – Trathh – Intervention. This story is part of the Trathh series that David has been running on WRFR in Rockland Maine (WRFR.ORG) Next Month I will finish the series, but I honestly hope David will continue on with his great SF/F stories.

 

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