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Beam Me Up # 227 Dark Inspectre – Kahn + Kifli – Lemberg


This week on episode 227 of The Beam Me Up show:  I open this week with the song by Kokia   from the second season of the anime series Gunslinger Girl called  “Tatta Hitotsu no Omoi”.   You have to really watch the series to see how this song is a perfect fit for Gunslinger Girl.

Our first story this week is episode four of the Dark Inspectre series by Jason Kahn.  There is no question that Jason has painted a dark milieu for his characters to live in and this week is no exception.  Things continue to go from bad to worse for  telepathic inspecter Jack Garrett.

My pet peve for the week was another whole slew of wrasllin on tap with the sy – fy channel.  I thought we were going to get a reprieve when the present series ended, but no….the newest adds were for Ultimate Smack down on Sy Fy.  Yeah, I lost my composure a bit when I heard that.  I am willing to bet that the Ys in Sy Fy is for YEAH!  I will leave the S and F to your imagination, but I can bet they don’t stand for Science and Fiction anymore.

From the blog:

Rumor has it that Gemma Arterton, of Prince of Persia fame, might be Ridley Scott’s choice for the heroine in his latest project in the Alien franchise.

Alexander Semenov has created what he titled Transformers test film one.  This is a self made “Transformer” short that is damn funny and clever.  Though a bit rough around the edges, it has that touch of reality that might just come from two guys with too much free time and access to some very convincing technology.

Amanda, of Books of Amanda Land blog, sends us a link for her review of Neal Stephenson’s “Diamond Age, or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer.”

According to a recent  article I read in Boing Boing, NASA has somewhat of a dirty secret when it come to astronauts in fact and fingernails in particular.

In other news, AK Sykora has a new story out and has offered it to us in a three part series.  I can’t give away to much yet, but in reading the story, it is quite possibly one of the best we have run by her.   Other stories by Mz. Sykora were Irrasistable, Coming of the Abaries, Don’t mess with my SSTO and others.  I certainly am looking forward to her newest!

Out last story this week is a strange tale called Kifli by Rose Lenberg, and read by CrystalWizard of Cyberstudios Audio online.  It is an EXCELLENT read and I think you will love the interaction between the mother and daughter and a most unusual delivery service!

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