Knight Errant Production Notes and Trivia Now Online

March 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Fresh off his debut Star Wars novel, John Jackson Miller has gone a step further than most authors and has posted rather lengthy (and informative!) production notes for Star Wars: Knight Errant. In addition, he also includes a pronunciation guide and some really interesting trivia. You can read the notes direct from the author here.

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Chance to Win Deceived Audiobook

March 1, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Posted in Books, Star Wars: The Old Republic | Leave a comment
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Over on Paul S. Kemp’s blog, the author is going to give away two copies of Star Wars The Old Republic: Deceived in audiobook format. Winners will be chosen Monday March 7, so hurry and don’t miss out!

First Step Toward Tractor Beam

March 1, 2011 at 11:31 am | Posted in Science News | Leave a comment

Technology Review did an article on a recent discovery that has enabled scientist to theoretically use a tractor beam on a nano scale. The new discovery should be able to work on by using a stream of photons which can negate forward momentum. For now, the concept won’t be able to stop any appreciable object, but its uses could be applied to optical technologies (holograms perhaps?). Still, with an hypothetical footstep, we are getting closer to fanciful sci-fi technology. You can read the article here and find out all the geeky details.

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