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More Awesome NASA Space Travel Posters

Thinking about a trip to Mars or Ceres? Book today! Don’t forget to ask about your Pi Day discount.

NASA is in the travel agent business again! JPL released travel posters for Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and several moons. They explore some different styles from the first set, and are cool as hell. Below are some of the preview sizes. They are available to download free at high res, suitable for printing up to 20″ x 30″.

And if you’re a vintage poster enthusiast like me, also check out the Library of Congress site. Tons of WPA posters are available free at high res, among other historical documents. (Beware, though, their site requires patience. It’s not organized for quick browsing, but there are some real gems in their collection. I linked to some of my favorites in this old post. I decorated my bathroom with them. Yes, I have a poster about syphilis in my bathroom.)  And finally, the National Parks posters are amazing vintage posters, though they aren’t free. I just made a few of my own last week.

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Proof! I did indeed print and hang the travel posters. Also in this room: a tea towel with a graphic of the Very Large Array (VLA). Nerd factor infinity!

“The Lonely Man on the Ship”: Available now!

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“The Lonely Man on the Ship” is now available as an e-book! “The Lonely Man on the Ship” in an illustrated science fiction fairy about the adventures of a man stuck on a broken down space ship. It is appropriate for all ages.

It is a Fixed-Layout e-book, which unlike the traditional flowable e-book has pre-defined pages. A fixed-layout book takes more work, but take a look and you will see how beautifully “The Lonely Man on the Ship” turned out. This is the childhood storybook made portable.

I hope to set the kindle price to free in the future– kindle does not allow small-volume users to set a price of free, but sometimes will set it to free themselves to price-match other sites.

I am also working to place it in local businesses as a zine for a few bucks (so excited!). So check those digital versions out, or contact me about physical copies!

Great Places to Read Free Science Fiction

You can read some great science fiction and fantasy for free online. This is nice for aspiring writers, looking to see how good stories are constructed, and it’s nice for readers who simply enjoy a good story. These aren’t just b-rate venues, either, markets both elite and humble have online content.
Clarkesworld– one of the best venues in science fiction.
Daily science fiction– they have a great subscription list. Sign up and they’ll send you one story every business day, mostly flash fiction .
Escape pod– a science fiction pod cast. They also have sister horror and fantasy podcasts (pseudopod and pod castle).
The colored lens– they have new stories weekly. If you’re interested in submitting works, this is a great venue as they respond quickly and personally. And there’s no better way to see what a venue wants than what they’ve bought before.

Happy Monday! (This late, possibly oddly formatted post brought to you by my busted computer screen and my phone.) :)

Fairy Tales FREE on iTunes!

My illustrated collection of science fiction themed fairy tales, Vironevaeh: Science Fiction Fairy Tales, is now free to download for the Apple iPad. Click HERE to go to the iTunes page.

Vironevaeh: Science Fiction Short Stories

 

Happy reading!