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Newsletter Dated: 7/22/2002 7:34:57 PM
Subject: S. Joan Popek's Summer Newsletter
Feel free to forward this newsletter to your friends, family or anyone else you want to annoy. But
if you do, all I ask is that you forward it in its entirety with full credit to me. After all, I'm gonna be famous someday, and you can frame it and say you knew me when. And my name is not Anonymous!
What's in this newsletter:
SCIENCE BLURBS (For all of us Layman Science Nerds, with "inquiring minds that want to know" and who aren't afraid to ask.)
It's been a while since I sent my newsletter. Did ya miss me? Well, I had a two week vacation during which I did absolutely no writing! I hang my head in shame for that; however, I did read everything I could find. I read THE CANYON LANDS by Morgan J. Blake (available from Novel Books http://www.novelbooksinc.com) a very good western, and THE L'AROBI FRAME
by E. L. NOEL, an excellent science fiction, (available at Writers Exchange E-Publishing http://www.writers-exchange.com/epublishing/.) (Read my review at http://www.knowbetter.com) I also read ON WRITING by Stephen King. It was very different from your usual writing books. Good read. (available darned near anywhere.) I read more, but don't want to bore you with the list.
My hubby and I also visited my youngest daughter and her husband in Wichita Kansas and had a wonderful time. I am, as we speak, preparing for my newest grandchild due the 8th of August and my upcoming chat for The Professional Connection: Chat Room For The Long Ridge Writer's Group. (Details under DON'T FORGET.)
Enough rambling. It's great talking to you again. Now on with the newsletter....
My site Won the 2002-2003 Golden web award. It is, "In recognition of creativity, integrity and excellence on the Web." if you haven't visited my site yet, you should. http://www.sjoanpopek.com
Check out THE WRITER Magazine for a great review of MY JUMP START YOUR WRITING CAREER WITH ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS By Niki Taylor (psst! It's on page 48 of the August Issue.)
One of my flash shorts will appear in BULLET POINTS ANTHOLOGY. Details as I receive them.
EVERYONE IS INVITED AND IT'S FREE!!!
I will be the guest speaker at The Professional Connection: Chat Room For The Long Ridge Writer's Group. I'll finally get a chance to actually chat with you. It's going to be a lot of fun.
August 8, 2002
Science Fiction--How Has It Changed?" with S. Joan Popek.
(If you don't already have a log in name, you'll have to create one, but it's easy. Just fill in the blanks and click on the "Create Account" button. It's free and they don't ask you a lot of annoying questions like some chats do.) If you have trouble with the above URL, go here and click on the "Chat Rooms" button. http://www.longridgewritersgroup.com/rx/lrwgschat.shtml
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from The Boston Globe
"A drug used to treat Alzheimer's disease may well improve memory for those
not stricken with the disease. While there's been a lot of controversy over
whether various so-called ''smart drugs'' can really increase the
intelligence of normal, healthy people..."
ref.: Neurology, July 9, 2002.
(Click on link below for more science briefs...)
IT SLICES! IT DICES! NANOTUBE STRUTS ITS STUFF
from The New York Times
"BOSTON — It is stronger than steel and far sharper than a pin. It shoots
electrons and draws away heat. It can become the thinnest of wires and,
potentially, electronic devices almost as minuscule as molecules...
In the last decade, the cylindrical molecule of carbon known as a nanotube
has become a do-all wonder substance, touted for future use in everything
from X-ray machines to paint."
HYDROGEN-ONLY UNIVERSE? BORING
"Science Musings' from The Boston Globe
'If God did create the world by a word, the word would have been hydrogen,'
said the astronomer Harlow Shapley.'"
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SOUND THE RAM'S HORN, a Frankfurt Awards Nominee coming soon from Hard Shell Word Factory http://www.hardshell.com/ (Will be available in ebook and print)
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That's about it for now. Remember to take life easy. You only go around once. Go slow so you don't miss anything.