• Awesome Finds

    Awesome Finds: NASA Space Photos

    by  • May 16, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Infrared photograph of Messier 101 galaxy

    Did you know that you can find a wide variety of photographs of space thanks to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology? These include photographs like this one, which is an infrared view of the Messier 101 galaxy. But you can also find historic photos in the NASA Image Library...

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    Awesome Finds: Honey Walls

    by  • May 7, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    We’re definitely intrigued by Honey Walls, an illustrated novel that’s currently funding on Kickstarter. With some tantalizing speculative fiction elements, this novel’s protagonist is a trans man, and the story “explores the difficulty of relating to a childhood that isn’t quite yours. In addition, it wrestles with themes anyone can relate to like grief, growing...

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    Checking Out Taxidermy?

    by  • April 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Taxidermy badger in artificially created natural surroundings

    If you’ve ever found yourself in need of a taxidermy animal so you could take it to class and/or study it, you’re in luck if you find yourself in Anchorage, Alaska. You’ll need a library card, but the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus possibly has...

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    Awesome Finds: My Kingdom for a Panel

    by  • April 18, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover illustration for My Kingdom for a Panel

    If you’re a Shakespeare fan, you might be interested in My Kingdom for a Panel, a Shakespearean graphic novel anthology. Featuring 26 re-imagined and illustrated Shakespearean tales, this graphic novel anthology looks absolutely awesome. They’ve also got a couple of cute add-ons and opportunities to get original artwork from some of the illustrators as well....

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    Science in Sci-Fi

    by  • April 4, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Illustration of hovering or suspended spacecraft

    If you ever wonder where speculative fiction authors get their ideas, the answer is sometimes “from reality.” Author and scientist Dan Koboldt runs the website Science in Sci-Fi, Fact in Fantasy, which is a phenomenal resource for authors interested in writing accurate sci-fi and fantasy, but it’s also a great place for readers interested...

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    Teens with Big Ideas on Climate Change

    by  • March 19, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Chunks of sheet ice interspersed with water

    The Regeneron Science Talent Search is an opportunity for high school students to present their original scientific research and win awards based on that research. Winners of the annual competition were announced last week, and included a mathematical model to locate exoplanets, analysis of the genetic makeup of HIV patients resistant to anti-retroviral treatments,...

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    Awesome Finds: Verse Book 1

    by  • February 20, 2019 • Awesome Finds, On Kickstarter • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Verse

    If you’re looking for a cool fantasy graphic novel, check out the Kickstarter for Verse, which is funding through March 1st. With themes of facing your fears and finding a sense of belonging in a dangerous world, this graphic novel, which stems from a webcomic of the same name, looks fantastic! They’ve already surpassed their...

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    Awesome Finds: Indigenous Futurisms in Moonshot Series

    by  • February 6, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Cover art for Moonshot volume 1

    We recently learned about the Moonshot indigenous comics collection, which already has two volumes, with a third one coming this summer! Focused on indigenous futurisms, the third volume will feature 15 stories by indigenous North American artists and authors. The article about the third volume explains that “Indigenous Futurisms is a method of storytelling...

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