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  1. One Second Away.. by John L. French

    One Second Away.. by John L. French, Read by Walter O’Hara http://misternizz.podbean.com/ (Airy Persiflage) http://misternizz.wordpress.com (Third Point of Singularity)

    In One Second Away, the protagonist wrestles with the ethical dimensions of time travel and redemption, and arrives at a surprising, paradoxical conclusion.

    "One Second Away" first appeared in Startling Stories Winter 2010, published by Wildcat Books. Their website is http://www.wildcatbooks.net/. John L. French is a crime scene supervisor with the Baltimore Police Department Crime Laboratory. As a writer of crime, pulp and horror fiction his stories have appeared in Hardboiled, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, THE DEAD WALK, FLESH AND IRON and other anthologies. He was the consulting editor for Chelsea House’s CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS series for young adults. His latest book is HERE THERE BE MONSTERS, A Bianca Jones Collection. He is the editor of BAD COP, NO DONUT, Tales of Police Behaving Badly. All of John’s books are available on Amazon.com or direct from him (signed/inscribed copies) by emailing him at jfrenchfam@aol.com

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  2. The Defenders - Philip K. Dick

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  3. audioto.me: The Skull by Philip K. Dick

    An early short story by legendary science fiction author Philip K. Dick. (http://2xrainbow.com/audiotome/category/podcast)

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  4. To The Best of Our Knowledge: Superheroes

    Batman, Superman, the Green Lantern… we all had our superheroes as kids. Maybe we still do today? In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, SUPERHEROES. We’ll celebrate Wonder Woman’s 70th birthday with a look at her controversial new costume. We’ll also explore the actual physics of superpowers. And, "The 99" – an Islamic comic book in which each superhero reflects one of the 99 names of Allah.

    SEGMENT 1: James Kakalios teaches physics at the University of Minnesota and is the author of "The Physics of Superheroes." He tells Jim Fleming that Superman’s powers make sense for a creature born on a planet with stronger gravity than Earth’s, and that often fantasy writers strive to be scientific if you grant them one impossible feat.

    SEGMENT 2: Wonder Woman is 70! Jim Lee drew the updated Wonder Woman and describes her to Steve Paulson, explaining the reasoning behind the updates. Jim Lee is co-publisher of DC comics. Also, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pairs of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. She talks with Anne Strainchamps about why her running legs are modeled on a cheetah’s and why she sees herself as having superpowers, rather than being "disabled."

    SEGMENT 3: Naif Al-Mutawa lives in his native Kuwait and is the Creator of "The 99," a comic book series featuring a group of superheroes each of whom derives a power from one of the 99 attributes of Allah. Al-Mutawa tells Steve Paulson that his Islamic superheroes are a response to President Obama’s Cairo speech, and that they may soon engage with the traditional Western superheroes.

    http://www.wpr.org/book/100905a.cfm

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  5. Confessions of a Crap Artist

    Philip K Dick is now world famous, thanks to films like Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report. But in the last years of his life he encountered something so strange and troubling he couldn’t stop writing about it. Writer Ken Hollings asks: was it Phil’s fault God talked to him or was it God’s? Broadcast on Monday 16 January 2006, 20:30 on BBC Radio 4.

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  6. A lecture by Robert J. Sawyer

    From TVO: BIG IDEAS - "Author Robert J. Sawyer explains how Hollywood’s approach to science fiction, starting with George Lucas’ Star Wars, has dulled the edge that made science fiction such a pertinent film genre. Sawyer dissects the problematic aspects of the original Star Wars film and shows how science fiction books continue to tackle difficult issues while their big screen counterparts take the easy road of big explosions and small ideas." - February 2008

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  7. X Minus One: Project Mastadon

    The tale of time travel and the possibilities of setting up a colony in prehistoric America.

    By Clifford D. Simak.

    From: http://www.archive.org/details/XMinusOne560605054ProjectMastadon

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  8. Dragon Page Cover to Cover 408A: Mike Resnick

    Dragon Page Cover to Cover 408A Mike Resnick

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