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The "mainstreaming" of fantasy and sci-fi.

It seems like only yesterday that the fantasy genre was reserved for a special few, those who wanted more than what the real world had to offer. It used to be that some people had a negative perception of fantasy literature (especially those who read only "mainstream" literature) as being cheesy, badly written, or cliche.

Are We Ready for Some Football?

From Amazon to Zoosk: Understanding "terms of service"

Any website that you create an account on has a "terms of service" agreement. Think about all of the websites you participate in: how many terms of service agreements have you actually read? If you are like most people, you have checked the little box next to “I have read and agree to the Terms” without reading them. These pages are often very difficult to understand; but you can give up some rights when you click on those agreements.

Enter the Terms of Service;Didn't read project, which "...aims at creating a transparent and peer-reviewed process to rate and analyse Terms of Service and Privacy Policies in order to create a rating from Class A to Class E."

Sci-Fi Summer Part 2

The summer of 2012 has seen (and will be seeing) more than it's fair share of Science Fiction and Fantasy films.

UFO Followup

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Thanks to everyone who attended our UFO program on August 2. I had to jump on a number of other tasks immediately following the program, so, I’m just now getting around to looking at the evaluations. I can see that there's a lot of interest in this topic and that our speaker did a great job, so we’ll be having him back sometime next year.

I talked to him just as he was leaving and he indicated that the presentation he gave was UFOs 101—so when he returns he will be giving us UFOs 102, meaning he’ll be taking us deeper into the subject matter and providing us with more advanced information. I’m going to let him know the kinds of info you indicated on your evals you're specifically interested in.

Disc 2 Side A

Some great artists have some great albums coming out in the next two months!

It's a Sci-Fi Summer!

The summer of 2012 has seen (and will be seeing) more than it's fair share of Science Fiction and Fantasy films. If you can't get your fix through these movies alone, check out what the Westlake Porter Library has to offer in related materials...such as...

Earth Continues Invasion of Mars!

PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

 

UFO Program August 2 UPDATE

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Greetings Edge Readers. We've had such a wonderful response to our advertising for the UFO program coming up on August 2 that we've had to up the maximum attendance more than once. We're happy to do that, but since there will be so many of us, we're going to forego the hot beverages and substitute cold ones instead. So, instead of coffee and hot tea, we'll have ice tea and maybe something else, like lemonade, along with cookies and some other snacks.

We don't want to risk anyone getting hot stuff spilled on them. I'm saying this because the last time we had to do this, we had a few very disappointed people in desparate need of a coffee fix.

Also, our speaker has emphasized that he is very interested in learning of your personal experiences with UFOs. The Cleveland Ufology Project is creating a database of UFO sightings and other UFO related experiences. There will be representatives of the Cleveland Ufology Project present to take your reports but we encourage as many of you as possible to write your experiences out, so that you can just turn them in. Be sure to include your name and contact information so that investigators can get back to you with any questions they may have.

So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel

"Humans from H. G. Wells to Albert Einstein to Bill & Ted have been fascinated by time travel-some say drawn to it like moths to a flame. But in order to travel safely and effectively, newbie travelers need to know the dos and don'ts.