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This Week - George R. R. Martin - Author of A Storm of Swords

This Friday - December 8 - our guest will be George R.R. Martin, author of A Storm of Swords, the third book in his "Song of Ice and Fire" epic fantasy series.

In addition to having written many award winning stories and novels - including Dying of the Light, Fever Dream, Armageddon Rag, "Song for Lya", "Sandkings", "Blood of the Dragon" and many more - he was the story editor for the new Twilight Zone TV series and a writer/producer for "Beauty and the Beast".

George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin - photo Copyright © PARRIS
A Storm of Swords cover
Cover Courtesy of Bantam Dell Books

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  • Click here to go to the official George R.R. Martin web site or go here to find one of the many fan sites filled with information about his books.
  • You can go here to view the Publisher's page for A Storm of Swords or go here to find out about other science fiction and fantasy books from Bantam Dell books.

  • More information about recent developments in High Temperature Superconductors can be found at the Los Alamos Laboratories High Temperature Superconductivity Technology Center web site. This site also contains links to many more web pages featuring information about superconductivity.

  • Information about how cloning and genetic engineering are being used to develop chickens whose eggs contain cancer treatment drugs can be found at the web site for the Roslin Institute or at the web site for Viragen.
  • Information about the ethical considerations associated with genetic engineering can be found at the GeneWatch web site.

  • The Spaceflight Now web site will be carrying real time information about the on-going mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the ISS. They will have live video and audio along with frequently updated text pages giving you the latest information about this mission. This is the place I go to when I want up to the minute information about current space missions. Do I need to say more?
  • Click here to view the press kit for the current Shuttle mission or go here to view press kits for various ISS missions.
  • Check out the NASA International Space Station web page to learn more about the background for this project.
  • Do you wonder where the Space Station is right now? You can use your browser to view real time maps showing the location of the ISS by going to this link at the NASA Space Link web site or here at the Johnson Spacecraft Center. Please note that your browser must support Java to make use of this satellite tracking software.

  • You can read more about the discovery of sedimentary rocks on Mars and view pictures of these features by going to this page at the Science magazine web site.
  • Click here to go to the homepage for Malin Space Systems and learn about the discovery of sedimentary rocks on Mars. This site also has a huge(!) archive of images of Mars taken by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.
  • The NASA Watch web site has several great articles about the recent discoveries on Mars. Check there also for news about the goings on within NASA. Highly recommended.
  • More links with information about Mars and missions to Mars can be found at our interview with Tom McDonough.

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  • Next Week

    Next Friday - December 15 - our guest will be Caleb Carr talking about his new book Killing Time.

    Later Weeks

    Join us in the coming months when our guests will include, among others, authors Larry Niven, Harry Turtledove, Laurie King, William F. Nolan, Dan Simmons, Robert Jordan and Pete Atkins, as well as artist Bob Eggleton, movie critic Harry Knowles, Carl Meade (former Shuttle astronaut), Rick Fleeter (President of AeroAstro Inc.), Phil Lublin (owner of Lunar Models), and programmers from New Tek and Mathsoft.

    Previous Shows

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    Audio Index

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    The Calendar

    Check out the links below to discover things currently happening in and around Southern California that would be of interest to folks who have an interest in science fiction and science.
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    Science Fiction Matters

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  • Click here to read what Suzanne had to say concerning children's books about magic.

  • Click here for information about the various awards in the science fiction field.

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