Jason Sheehan http://nwpr.org en An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet http://nwpr.org/post/ode-our-newest-neighbor-biden-pink-dwarf-planet This week, astronomers <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/26/294358647/new-dwarf-planet-found-at-the-solar-systems-outer-limits">discovered a new dwarf planet</a> at the outer reaches of our solar system. It's a pink, icy ball that's beyond Pluto's orbit. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:34:00 +0000 Andy Weir 43638 at http://nwpr.org An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet You'll Get Lost In The Haunted World Of 'Annihilation' http://nwpr.org/post/youll-get-lost-haunted-world-annihilation I sat down with Jeff VanderMeer's new book, <em>Annihilation</em>, on a snowy afternoon, cracked it open, and hated it from word one.<p>There was something about it — something in the tone or voice or pacing of the first sentence, the first handful of paragraphs — that was off-putting. Almost blinding. The words were like oil sliding around in my brain. None of them stuck. You know what it was like? Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Jason Sheehan 41111 at http://nwpr.org You'll Get Lost In The Haunted World Of 'Annihilation' Food In Science Fiction: In The Future, We Will All Eat Lasers http://nwpr.org/post/food-science-fiction-future-we-will-all-eat-lasers Near the beginning of the <em>Road Warrior</em> there is a scene in which Mel Gibson's character eats dog food.<p>It is a perfect moment, a beautiful moment, a completely <em>defining</em> moment — a pause in the post-apocalyptic action where the writers gave us everything we needed to know about Gibson's Max Rockatansky in one, long, wordless scene. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 18:44:00 +0000 Jason Sheehan 30988 at http://nwpr.org Food In Science Fiction: In The Future, We Will All Eat Lasers