Woot! Freya’s Tears is out in two weeks! Yay!
If you haven’t seen the excerpt I posted last month, here it is.
I have a couple of things I want to do to celebrate my upcoming space opera, so I’ll just dive into it.
The Seven Best Space Travel Twitter Feeds to Follow
Honestly, who can write any sort of space-oriented science fiction without following the space industry, right? Here’s a collection of Twitter feeds to keep you scientifically up to snuff.
It kind of goes without saying in the United States, doesn’t it? The Nasa feed keeps you posted on astronaut comings and goings as well as the cutting edge of our technological envelope.
2. Hashtag #fromspace –
This isn’t a feed so much as a hashtag, but don’t let that stop you from checking it out. The world’s astronauts take pictures and tweet them from space. Nothing looks so beautiful than our own world, you know?
3. @ClaraMoskowitz –
A woman in the industry, need I say more? Clara Moskowitz is an associate editor at SPACE.com. Her articles are intelligent and entertaining, and she covers a variety of topics. Check out her writing as well as her tweets!
4. @neiltyson –
When talking about space and science, we can’t forget the current astrophysics rock star, Neil deGrasse Tyson. As of this writing, he’s tweeting about physics in auto and motorcycle racing. I think the best part about him is how he can take the uber-scientific stuff and relate them to every day things. That alone is a gift.
5. @michiokaku –
If you’ve ever watched scientific documentaries on National Geographic or Discovery, you’ve probably seen Dr. Michio Kaku. He’s a theoretical physicist, writer and public speaker. As with Neil deGrasse Tyson above, he’s awesome at explaining the hard sciences in a manner that makes sense to non-scientific people (like me.)
6. @astronomymag –
Astronomy Magazine has a feed. If you’re interested in the stars themselves, here’s the place to hang out. They have a section reserved entirely to observing the stars, and their website news feed carries a couple of space-oriented articles every day.
7. @chandraxray –
And to truly get your geek on, you can follow the Chandra Observatory, a Nasa project specifically designed to detect X-ray emissions. The study of these emissions will further our knowledge about blackholes, galaxy formation and exploding stars. Better yet! For the decidedly unscientific (yours truly) there are pretty pictures!
I did start this off by saying I had a couple of things to talk about to celebrate the upcoming Freya’s Tears release, right? Well, here it is, so pay attention.
Did you catch that? Just making sure. I don’t want you to miss out. Let me repeat myself, just in case.
I’m giving away one signed copy of Freya’s Tears to a randomly selected commentor below. Starting today (June 3rd, 2014) and ending in one week (midnight PST on June 10th, 2014) comment on this post and enter to win!
One book. One winner. One entry per person!
So comment already! I want to know who wins this thing!