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Die Hard IV Trailer

Things have been crazy busy for me packing and preparing for my trip tomorrow. I won’t be back till the 23rd, though I hope to keep posting from my laptop. I probably wont get to do much visiting other blogs for a couple weeks though. So, don’t think I’ve forgotten you all.

Live Free… or Die Hard!

Here’s the new trailer for the upcoming movie:

Book Signing with Shiloh Walker

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Shiloh signing books for fans

I met Shiloh from Thursday Thirteen, I believe. She’s a romance author with an eclectic taste in reading. And I’ve had fun chatting with her over on her blog. So, she mentioned that she was doing a book signing here in Indy, I decided to go meet her!

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M.D. Benoit Interview

Besides having the privilege to preview M.D. Benoit’s new book Synergy and interview her today, it happens to be a very special day… Happy Birthday, M.D.! Hope you have a great one!

SciFiChick: Describe your upcoming book, Synergy.
Benoit: Here is what the book blurb says:
“Cloning. Accelerated growth of replacement organs. DNA repair. In 2096, all are possible. And forbidden by law. Three people will defy these laws to save the life of eleven-year-old Zelimir, who will die a slow, painful death from a horrifying genetic disease. Zelimir’s father hires Torver Lockwood and Demetria Greyson to find a cure for his son. Both have a personal stake in this illegal research. A cure may help explain why Torver is able to see into people’s pasts and why Demetria has visions about a violent future. But, once developed, the solution could be used as a powerful weapon that can target specific genes. With the chance that the cure may fall into the wrong hands and start a new reign of terror, will Torver keep the secret to himself, at the cost of one small life?”

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BBT Interview

The editors at BBT Magazine were kind enough to offer a review copy of their magazine, as well as an interview with yours truly.

SciFiChick: Tell us a little about BBT.

BBT: BBT Magazine (or Blood, Blade, and Thruster Magazine to the neophyte) is a print magazine that blends speculative fiction & satire.
Think Realms of Fantasy meets The Onion.
Think Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine meets Mad Magazine.
Think Thomas Paine meets The Wolfman.

I’m not sure about that last one, I just like the way it sounded.

SciFiChick: Why speculative fiction and satire?

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The Best Pilots in the Galaxy

Here’s my list of the 13 Best Starship Pilots:

1. Han Solo (from Star Wars) – Easily the best pilot, and he knows it. I’d include Luke too for his X-Wing flying, but he uses The Force. Isn’t that cheating? Would he actually be as good a pilot if he didn’t use The Force?
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2. Wash (from Serenity/Firefly) – Joss Whedon created a loveable, funny character in Wash. Then, he killed him.
Oops. That was a spoiler.
Can you tell it upset me?
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Heroes News

I received the following email from an NBC promoter:

Hello Angela,

Only 19 days til Heroes’ new episodes start airing, and the suspense of all the cliffhangers set up in “Parasites” finally ends. Until then, I wanted to point you and your readers towards the first part of a preview of Episode 19, hosted at NBC’s Heroes MySpace page:
http://www.myspace.com/heroesofficial

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5 Obsessions

Christine tagged me to reveal five things I obsess over:

1. Books – I’m a reading fiend, but I also have to buy almost every book I read. Since I enjoy more than 90% of them, I usually don’t mind this obession. And I rarely ever buy at cover price. Amazon, Bookcloseouts, Borders, Half-Price Books, SFBC, Zooba… I do my part to keep them all in business.

2. Favorite TV Shows – Like Christine, I could have put Stargate (SG-1 and Atlantis) down. I’ve seen every episode of both series. And have all but the latest seasons on DVD. But I’m like this with several other shows… Quantum Leap, Remington Steele, Dead Zone, The 4400, etc. Even if I’ve seen every episode, I have to buy the DVD sets too. More than likely, I’ll rewatch them, but I definitely spend more than I should.

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