Life Imitating Art...

Hi all,

So here's a turn-up for you. As you may or may not yet know, Jetse de Vries' upcoming anthology Shine (and here's that sexy cover by Vincent Chong again) features a story, "Twittering the Stars," by the talented Mari Ness.

"Twittering" tells the story of a group of astronauts who travel to the asteroid belt to harvest lithium and of the tragic accident that occurs while they're out there, and tracks the narrator's reaction to what happened. The twist? It's told entirely in the form of Twitter posts, or "tweets."

Now, in a classic case of life imitating art, astronaut Soichi Noguchi (@Astro_Soichi) is sending pictures from the International Space Station via Twitter. This is Mt. Kilimanjaro. Neat, huh? Check out his tweet feed for all the pictures.

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