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One-Planet-at-a-Time Quarterly News Update:
Second Quarter, 2014


NEWS:  All right, time to announce the winners of the First Quarter Star Ship Contest:


1) ILJackson's Supply Convoy
Supply Convoy by ILJackson
2) desuran's Traddian Transport
Traddian Transport by desuran
3) Dragontunders' Anurakian battlecruiser 2.0
Anurakian battlecruiser 2.0 by Dragontunders

As always, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members and also thank many of our more senior members for their continued level of involvement.  For more info about OPaaT and what we are all about please check out the New Member Guide fav.me/d5dhxa8 as well as the FAQ fav.me/d5uaq58 and our ever-growing star map fav.me/d5gb11j

There has already been some preliminary brainstorming regarding a unified paradigm for Telepath Guidelines fav.me/d70cw69 and if anyone has additional ideas feel free to join the discussion at any time.  A rough draft for the Telepath Guidelines document should be available sometime between now and the Fourth Quarter News Update.


RESOURCES:

1)  The best science fiction news blog io9.com
2)  Nature Magazine:  The dawn of quantum biology www.nature.com/news/2011/11061…
3)  GoogleTechTalks www.youtube.com/user/GoogleTec…
4)  Journal of Visualized Experiments jove.com
5)  MIT OpenCourseWare www.youtube.com/user/MIT


CONTEST:

Now that we have just had a ship contest I think it is high time we had a space station contest.  The deadline for this contest is June 31 at 11:00pm EST and if anyone is interested in contributing prize art please send me a note.


GROUP HIGHLIGHT:

Our newest affiliate is CaelumLexfans caelumlexfans.deviantart.com/  The thing that I love about this group is that it focuses on supporting an original space opera project produced by two great people who are simply doing what they love and just going for it.  Nuff said.
Below are ten of my favorite deviations:

1) Taking Care of It Taking Care of It by khronosabre
2) Blank Stares Blank Stares by khronosabre
3) Carthis Carthis by khronosabre
4) Run Run by khronosabre
5) Year One Year One by khronosabre
6) Kicking Down the Door Kicking Down the Door by khronosabre
7) Conversation Conversation by khronosabre
8) Helpless Helpless by khronosabre
9) Taking Back the Ship Taking Back the Ship by khronosabre
10) Fix It Fix It by khronosabre

And don't forget to check out Chapter 1 fav.me/d5gro6q


BOOK CLUB:  Frank Herbert's Dune is considered one of the greatest (if not the greatest) science fiction novels of all time and it is easy to see why.  There is a compelling plot and intricate worldbuilding, the prose is elegant without beating the reader over the head, and the characters are sufficiently complex without getting in the way of the story.  As far as galactic civilization stories go it is much more well executed than Asimov's Foundation and many aspects of it were borrowed by Star Wars.  It was one of the longest books that I have ever read but I savored every page and at the end I was sad that it was over.

QUESTIONS FOR THE READER:

1) Is there anything about Dune that you would have done differently if you had a chance to write a similar story?

2) What do you think is the greatest science fiction novel of all time?

3) How did your experience with Dune influence your development as a writer or artist?

4) Do you feel that Dune's film adaptations did an adequate job of capturing the essence of the book?

Reminder:  Next quarter we will be discussing Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake :)
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SthenaDrakaina Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I was just sent an invite. Could someone please tell me what the premise of this group is, and why was I invited? Thanks! My apologies if I didn't recognize a username.
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spiketail94 Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the invite!
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space-commander Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for joining :)
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spiketail94 Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a pleasure!
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