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Weekend Links - 10/3/08

I know I'm going to have a good weekend this weekend because, starting in about 2 hours, I'm off work for a week. Should be some good writing time along with some other non-writing projects. I'm also going to try not thinking about the ongoing credit crisis which I wouldn't care so much about were it not decimating our stock portfolio.

Oh well. Here's this weekend's links.

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LHC Shut Down After a Ton of Liquid Helium Leaks into Tunnel
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the mega-physics experiment in Switzerland where atomic particles will be smashed into each other, has been shut down.

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Experts 'solve' mystery of Stonehenge
Two British archeologists declared Monday that they have uncovered the core reason behind the construction of one of the world's best known and least understood landmarks.

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Trailblazing fantasy author says there's more to come
Terry Brooks is the world's second-best-selling living author of fantasy fiction. At 64, Brooks, who has sold 50 million books, says he has a lot of stories left to tell. But he's not likely to reclaim the No. 1 spot from British author J.K. Rowling, who has sold more than 325 million volumes in her "Harry Potter" series.

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Five good books about writing
Flights of Fantasy gives us a list of five books about writing.

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Starting on a Farm
There are many tropes in fantasy writing, themes so common that they pervade the genre, making it seem limited and stifling at times.

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Scots soldier wrote first book under fire in Basra
A former north-east soldier is to publish a book he wrote while under attack in Iraq.