Sunday, January 13, 2008

Light Reading for a Sunday Afternoon, Vol. II

Here are some recent news pieces worth reading:

2007 WD5 Mars Collision Effectively Ruled Out - Impact odds now 1 in 10,000,” by Steve Chesley, NASA Near Earth Object Program, Jan., 9, 2008. The chances of an asteroid striking Mars have diminished.

Norman Mailer Archive Opens in Texas,” by Jim Vertuno, The Associated Press, Jan. 3, 2008. The archive includes “The Martian Invasion,” a short story Mailer wrote when he was a kid.

Constant Reader: Superman is Dead,” by Paul Constant, The Stranger, Jan. 2, 2008. A Seattle columnist lauds The Million Year Picnic, a Cambridge, MA, comic-book shop named after a short story in Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles (1950).

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