Wed
Oct 19 2011 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We See Hoverboards Everywhere

Oh hai Wednesday. You’re my favorite day. No really. What’s that you say? What’s in morning roundup? I cannot tell you yet, you’ll have to click on the link. Okay thow me the ball. I bet you’ll like these offsite links. I’ll tell you where they are. They’re below the cut!

Highlights include:

1.) Real hoverboards!(?)

2.) Shinzon vs Kirk.

3.) Ten words science fiction INVENTED!

From our handy “Of Interest” sidebar:


Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of Tor.com. Stubby wonders if Shinzon Tom Hardy ends up beating Chris Pine in this CIA movie what that means for Patrick Stewart fans.

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Del C
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That io9 article left out "terraforming". Did they just not want to give too many props to Jack Williamson, after crediting him with "genetic engineering"? (his "contra-terrene matter" was a rare flop, but I wouldn't be surprised if "anti-matter" was also an sf writer's invention)

The BBC's "Planet Dinosaur" recently gave the spikes on a stegosaur's tail their now-accepted scientific name of "Thagomizer", without explaining that the name actually came from a Gary Larson cartoon.

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