Fiction Friday: Full House (An Invitation to Fractions)I’ve had this book sitting on my desk ready to go for a while now. I knew it belonged in our collection since the moment I saw it…..and you’ll soon find out why. When you first saw the title, Full House: An Invitation to Fractions did you cringe? I know that many people hear the […]2
AMA! Ask Kate Elliott Anything about her Epic Fantasy Series Crown of Stars!https://preview.redd.it/xz0pzjxfgqw61.png?width=1200&format=png&auto=webp&s=dfe8647690b8fd8d9a73a8efbc728a766cc6e08d It is my immense pleasure to welcome Kate Elliott here today, for an AMA about her amazing epic fantasy seriesCrown of Stars . The series Crown of Stars is set in a world inspired by medieval Europe and it features political scheming, battles, fierce warriors, magic and magical creatures, priests and priestesses, huge world changing events as well as small scale life changing events and it made me laugh and cry and very angry at times (those of you who have read it probably know what or who I am talking about here). The story is told through the views of many different and extraordinary characters. The series consists of seven books and was written over the course of ten years. If you have not read it yet, I highly recommend you do so, if epic fantasy is something you are into. Kate Elliott is an extremely versatile writer of over 30 books so far, spanning from epic fantasy and various other subgenres of fantasy to science fiction and space operas. You can look up all her work and more information about her on herhomepage . You can also find a guide there, if you are wondering where to start with her books. This AMA was inspired by our read-along , which concluded last week with the final discussion of the final book of the series. I’m excited to have Kate Elliott here with us, and I am so happy that we get the chance to ask her all our questions about the series. She lives in Hawaii and will be available from 3 pm EST. Please use spoiler tags with an indicator for the book you are talking about, to make the AMA welcoming for everyone who has not read all the books yet. Thank you!
This Mother's Day, Let's Remember All The Things Mom Did Right—Says Author Mary Kay AndrewsWelcome to our new Parade.com weekly essay series in partnership with Friends & Fiction, an online community hosted by bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe. Every Wednesday, you’ll get a new life lessons essay from one of the writers, as well as the chance to discuss the themes of it later that [...]3
Artist Turns Everyday Things Into Spaceships, And The Result Is Out Of This World (23 New Pics)Science fiction and space stuff aren't that far removed from everyday things. Eric Geusz proves it by using regular items like kitchen utensils or office supplies as an inspiration for his spaceship designs.2
This Monster Helped Save 4.5 Million Lives | How Science Fiction Inspired ScienceMary Shelley’s Frankenstein may be a tale of terror, but it also may have been the spark of inspiration for a medical device keeping more than 4.5 million people on this planet alive. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Watch all clips of How Sci-Fi Inspired Science here: https://bit.ly/NGHowSciFiInspiredScience About How Sci-Fi Inspired Science: From Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” to “The Jetsons’” Rosie the robot, this series explores how science fiction has inspired real science innovation. Each informative episode approaches history, science, and media with a fresh tone, humor, and nostalgia. About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta This Monster Helped Save 4.5 Million Lives | How Science Fiction Inspired Science https://youtu.be/RjCIhFNaPrs National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
This Neurological Disease Kept People Sleeping for 40 YearsAbout 100 years ago, over a million people contracted a mysterious disease called encephalitis lethargica that left people in a sleepy state for decades. A breakthrough would finally come years later when a neurologist named Oliver Sacks took an unconventional approach to his patients. This episode is made possible thanks to HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is available to stream on PBS for a limited time: https://to.pbs.org/3xngwPJ » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Human! http://bit.ly/HUMANplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In the decade after World War One, over a million people contracted a mysterious neurological disease called encephalitis lethargica. Sometimes, patients would experience headaches, fever, vertigo, or trouble sleeping but then make a full recovery. Others became comatose and died. And still others afflicted with the disease slipped into a sleepy, almost comatose state that they never recovered from. They presented with paralysis of the eye muscles, double vision, and sometimes lost control of their facial muscles, rendering them expressionless. But no two cases were the same, and doctors never figured out what caused the disease or any good treatment options. The epidemic hit its peak in the 1920s and left up to half a million people dead. But a number of patients survived in the sleepy state for decades. Then thirty years later in the 1950s, researchers made a breakthrough into the body's production of the chemical dopamine—sometimes known as the happiness chemical. Dopamine treatment was thought to be a miracle cure for Parkinson’s disease, and an unconventional and empathetic neurologist named Oliver Sacks wondered if it could also help the forgotten encephalitis lethargica patients, bringing them back into the world after decades in their sleepy states. You may have heard of Oliver Sacks before, but let me tell you, this dude was cool. He rode motorcycles with the Hells Angels and was a competitive weightlifter who at one point squatted 600 pounds! But more than anything, he was a misfit in the medical community – and it was his approach as a clinician that set him apart. #oliversacks #encephalitislethargica #awakenings #neurology #dopamine #human #physiology #seeker #humanseries Read More: Oliver Sacks https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(15)00211-1/fulltext “In the late 1960s, Sacks met a group of patients at Beth Abraham Hospital in New York's Bronx who had contracted sleeping sickness just after World War 1. He treated them with the experimental drug L-DOPA and watched as they “awakened” from a frozen state that had lasted decades. His book Awakenings described the events and was later adapted into a play and a film.” 100 Years Later: The Lessons Of Encephalitis Lethargica https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/100-years-later-the-lessons-of-encephalitis-lethargica “In 1917, at the height of the Great War, a new and mysterious disease emerged into the world, before vanishing a few years later. Although it was to prove less destructive than the 1918 influenza pandemic which occurred at around the same time, the new outbreak had a persistent legacy: some of the victims of the disease remained disabled decades later.” The fading trail of the sleepy wraith https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7121633/ “Encephalitis lethargica was an enigma throughout its one and only epidemic. All those who have concerned themselves with this disease have been impressed, above all, by its strangeness — no fiction author would have had the temerity to invent a disorder of such incredible clinical diversity and puzzling behavior — and then the mystery was deepened, and its solution perhaps rendered inaccessible, by its unexpected disappearance.” ____________________ This Seeker health series will dive deep into the cellular structures, human systems, and overall anatomy that work together to keep our bodies going. Using the visual structure and quick pacing of Seeker’s Sick series, these human bio-focused episodes will give a new audience an inside look on what’s happening inside all of us. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Focal Point on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FocalPointShow/ Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker
Here's how Mare Of Easttown created its fictional band. AndrogynousThe HBO miniseries Mare Of Easttown created its own band, Androgynous. With the help of Japanese Breakfast, Mannequin Pussy, and music producer Will Yip, the show turned a group of actors with very little music experience into an actual band.1