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Dune Coloring and Activity Books

To promote the movie, the producers of Dune (1984) released a set of children’s coloring and activity books. Coilhouse has scanned several pages from them, many of which are shockingly and hilariously inappropriate for children. Link via Nerdcore Previously: Goodnight Dune

Dune Sea in Mars Crater

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona The Mars┬áReconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE camera recently revealed fascinating shots of a dune sea of sorts in a crater of the Hellas impact basin. What has officials at NASA excited about the dunes is their symmetric nature. The dunes here are linear, thought to be due to shifting wind directions. In places, each dune [...]

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 [...]