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Pic of the Day: Zebra Fish Larvae Cuties

DRB Pic of the Day Link Impossibly Cute Pair! Not Photoshopped in any way… These baby-faced cuties are two-day old larvae of zebrafish, or zebra danio – a tropical fresh-water fish, valuable for scientific research as they are capable of regenerating their fins, skins, the heart and the brain during the [...]

The Best of "Dark Roasted Blend" in 2011

“THE BEST OF DRB: 2011″Link Dark Roasted Blend: Weird & Wonderful Things in 2011 Promoting “sense of wonder” and intense exploration of our world and beyond, shamelessly cynicism- and nihilism- free, “Dark Roasted Blend” is happy to serve our readers since 2006. As a sort of overview, but mostly trying to highlight the themes and articles of [...]

Stunning Miniature Wonderland

LinkScroll down for today’s pictures & links. Stunning Miniature Wonderland Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany. This is not “tilt-shift” effect; these are real, incredibly detailed and meticulously put-together models: whole cities, working airports, including the largest model railway / railroad in the world: Link Today’s pictures & links: Mind-Bending Cityscape (“City in the Sky” by unknown Japanese artist, via, click to [...]

Category: Exclusive Interviews

DRB Exclusive Interviews with Writers, Artists, Adventurers This is a treasure trove of wisdom, the sparkling diamond of richly-condensed life experiences from the Top Luminaries of Our Enlightened Era; the Gist of Knowledge from the creative types that we were fortunate to know, the travelers and adventures who crossed our path and who had something to [...]

Happy Holidays and New 2010 Year from DRB!

“QUANTUM SHOT” #605Link – by A. Abrams This is your “feel-good” fix for the Season First, we’d like to thank our fantastic readers, gentlemanly and scholarly commenters, our knowledgeable contributors and interpid explorers for their wonderful support in 2009 – and by the way, we have a few fantastic sweepstakes and giveaways up our sleeves in the [...]

"Steampunk" Anthology Reviewed, in All Its Brass Glory

SF SITE UPDATE: This week over at SF.DRB site: “Steampunk” Anthology reviewed, story-by-story -> Avi Abrams reviews stories by Ted Chiang, Joe R. Lansdale, Paul Di Filippo, etc. included in the “Steampunk” anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer - “…It is one heck of a ride, and it has everything a dime novel should have – mystery, [...]

Universe at Play: Two Must-Read Novels of the Fantastic

SF SITE UPDATE: This week over at SF.DRB site: Two Must-Read Recent Novels of the Fantastic -> Avi Abrams reviews “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” by Michael Chabon and “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell - “Just when you thought science fiction had safely settled into predictability and conventional form – along come two books that turn all those conventions [...]