Some Useful Links of the Week


Well I’m posting a lot of links and this post is basically just some more links to stuff that might be useful to some of you. Mostly I picked them because they’re interesting to me. I’m also not trying to steal what Jason Penney is doing over at All the Billion Other Moments. He does posts of ‘Links of Interest’ on there. So my intention is not to seem like I’m copying, even though technically I’m doing the same thing here. So be it. His links are really good too! Plus I’ve become obsessed with StumbleUpon now, which is a wonderful site you should all be a part of because you can find some wonderful stuff just randomly surfing with the “stumble” button.

Also, I don’t know if I mentioned it before, but I did do my first review for SQT here on Spin State by Chris Moriarty. Go check it out!

Alright, so some useful links!
1. 13 Things That Do Not Make Sense from New Scientist Space. This one really grabbed me because of the Horizon Problem, the Pioneer Anomaly, and the Wow Signal. Some crazy things going on there!
2. Magnetic Refigerator. What? Yeah, exactly. It doesn’t need electricity apparently and the lovely people in Denmark came up with it. It uses magnets to keep the thing cool. This places higher importance on magnets and magnetism now doesn’t it?
3. Discworld…the cake. This is an example of someone with far too much time on their hands.
4. The Evolution of the Alphabet. The short version really. This one got my attention. It shows you line to line how the alphabet evolved to what it is today from culture to culture, time to time. It’s very basic and obviously a hell of a lot more is going on behind the scenes, but still, this is interesting!
5. Kinetic energy, living creatures. I’m not sure what else to even call this. It’s so bizarre and yet amazing at the same time that I had to put it up for everyone.
6. eFanZines. I’m not sure how good this place is, but it does have quite a bit of literature on there and maybe there’s some good stuff there. Anyone been? I’ve just discovered it. Gives me some material to read now that I’m not working.
7. Duotrope and Ralan. Both sites where you can find places to submit your work. Ralan is more for speculative fiction and Duotrope seems to be a bit of everything. Both lovely sites I think.

There you have it. Enjoy!

About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

2 thoughts on “Some Useful Links of the Week

  1. Don’t worry about stealing the idea from me. I’m sure I stole it from somewhere else. 😉

    Discworld…the cake is priceless, and Ralan is a great resource.

    p.s. If it’s not too much trouble could you correct the spelling on Penney?

    (excuse the repost of this comment, I spelled my own name wrong the first time, sheesh!)

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