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SPACE: Planets Come in Two Flavors

Scientists have discovered over 4,000 exoplanets outside of our Solar System, according to NASA’s Exoplanet Archive. Some of these planets orbit multiple stars at the same time. Certain planets are so close to their star that it takes only a handful of days to make one revolution, compared to the Earth which takes 365.25 days. Others slingshot around their star with extremely oblong orbits, unlike the Earth’s circular one. When it comes to how exoplanets behave and where they exist, there are many possibilities. And yet, when it comes to sizes of planets, specifically their mass and radius, there are … Read more

For Readers: Flavors of Vampires

Vampire Flavors

Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer Hank T. Cannon: What’s your favorite type of vampire? What attributes do you look for in their presentation that make you happy? What aspects turn you off? This is a particular interest, because someone says “vampire” I immediately wonder what kind. There are significant differences in creation and abilities in Dracula, old-school Vampire the Masquerade vampires, Blade the Vampire Hunter vampires, Twilight, Anita Blake, the Strain etc. Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks! Join the chat