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Con Report: BaltiCon (May 22-25, 2009)

A few precious moments linger in one’s life, the still frames that define us, or perhaps, define a portion of us previously out of focus. These moments, sometimes, are experiences one might expect: birth of a child, diploma day, loss of virginity, a first fiction sale. Sometimes the experiences come later in life, unexpectedly sweet. Yes, my friends, I have experienced my first con.

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Cyborg Nation: Beyond Terminator Salvation

The Terminator began with a simple idea: metal endoskeletons cloaked in human skin, an idea prompted by the 1960 Outer Limit episodes, “Soldier” and “Demon with a Glass Hand,” both written by Harlan Ellison, but this idea was not new, not even to Ellison.