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Those prolific bloggers over at IO9 have mentioned that yesterday morning in Washington DC several former US military officers have confirmed in a press conference that they have personally witenessed UFO's tampering with nuclear missile control sites, rendering them inactive.

Below are the video excerpts that have been recorded on YouTube, if you factor in the recent appointment to extraterrestrials ambassador at the United Nations...

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For any fan of Star Wars, or John Williams, there is an excellent 4 part cappella musical tribute on YouTube - created by Corey Vidal and Moosebutter:

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Star Wars fan Dave Smith has created an excellent Star Wars short film in 3D. The Solo Adventures was sponsored by Lucas Film and won this years Star Wars Fan movie challange.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
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The 2010 Ditmar awards have been announced at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention, NatCon-Dudcon III. The Winners include Angry Robot Books author Kaaron Warren for Slights (Best Novel), Paul Haines for Wives (Best Novella) and also Slice of Life (Best collected work).

You can see the full list here:

Best Novel - Slights - Kaaron Warren

Best Novella or Novelette - Wives - Paul Haines

Best Short...

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The 2010 Hugo award winners have been announced at this years Aussiecon, with the eminent toast master Garth Nix. This year sees a Tie for Best novel, with China Miéville's The City and the City and Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl.

Other highlights include Doctor Who winning "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short form" and Frederik Pohl winning "best fan writer".

You can see a full list here:

Best Novel: TIE: The City...
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