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50 Page Fridays: Connie Willis


50 Page Fridays: Connie Willis

This week’s 50 Page Fridays is a festive excerpt from Connie Willis’ MIRACLE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES. Click read more to check out the first 50 pages, and from all of us here at Del Rey Spectra, happy holidays!

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Star Wars

Just Look At This Amazing Gingerbread Millennium Falcon


W7FD5rNhReddit.com’s thriving Star Wars community includes some of the most innovative and creative fans in the galaxy. Check out Redditor supersopp’s unbelievable gingerbread Millennium Falcon. Have you ever heard of the holiday treat that made the plate-to-mouth run in less than 12 parsecs?

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Gifts for the Geek: Day 19: Oliver Sacks’ ‘Hallucinations’


Gifts for the Geek: Day 19: Oliver Sacks’ ‘Hallucinations’

You’ve read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, I’m sure. That’s probably an understatement, actually. I’ll bet you’ve heard it so many times that you can even hear it now echoing inside your skull. Have you ever thought about it, though? I mean, how weird it is?
Fat guys improbably sliding down chimneys with bags of gifts, [...]

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Let’s Hear About Your Christmas Loot


Okay, geeks and geeklettes: How did we do this year? What did Santa bring?
I racked up a couple of really nice gifts: a copy of Batman: Arkham City for my XBOX 360 (My wife will be a Bat-Widow for a few weeks, it looks like.) and a licensed museum-quality replica of Herugrim, the Sword of [...]

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Six Last-Minute Little Gifts and Stocking Stuffers from ThinkGeek


ea74_star_wars_galaxy_poster Christmas is practically here, but if you’re quick on the draw (and your credit card hasn’t been maxed out yet) you can still get a few cool stocking stuffers and small gifts in before the Fat Man arrives.

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Five Catastrophically Cheesy Christmas Specials


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Family, food and the thrill of giving gifts: these are a few of the things that make the holidays such a wonderful time of year. They’re also a few of the things that make them so stressful. Fruitcakes solid enough to build an adobe hut with, sketchy cousins and outlaw in-laws, and gifts that may or may not have come from the darkest, most lead-encrusted corner of a off-the-books Chinese factory  combine to make us truly glad that this “most wonderful time of the year” only comes around once.

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Star Wars

Selections from “Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album’


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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away primitive Earthlings utilized grooved vinyl to reproduce pre-recorded music and other audio entertainment. It was an elegant format, for a more civilized age…an age where an errant scratch, a bit of dust, the weight of a dozing house cat or even a few moments in the sun could ruin your recording forever.

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SF & Fantasy

George R.R. Martin Remembers His Space Suit! You Have Zombies in Your Ears!


George R.R. Martin Remembers His Space Suit! You Have Zombies in Your Ears!

Here are a couple of news items that will interest Suvudu readers:
A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin told USA TODAY about the best book he ever received as a Christmas gift: Robert Heinlein’s science fiction classic Have Space Suit Will Travel:
“That book set me on the course to where I am [...]

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Sketchy Santas


Hey, kid: See that big guy in the corner with the biker beard? Yeah, the one who can’t stop laughing (who knows what that’s about) and hauls around a sack full of stuff he swears “elves” gave him. Right. I want you to sit in his lap. Go on, I’ll get the camera. What do [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays -Holiday Edition-: Connie Willis


Del Rey Spectra 50 Page Fridays -Holiday Edition-: Connie Willis

We felt that with it being Christmas eve and all, why not have a festive, holiday-appropriate theme to today’s excerpt. And who else to turn to for some amazing holiday season writing than Spectra legend Connie Willis!

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