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Geologic Map of Mars

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:58

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Mapping
As I said during the Q&A part of my fantasy maps presentation at Readercon (see previous entry), maps of other worlds in the solar system are usually images from space probes that have been set...

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Mapping It Out

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 20:52

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Mapping
In Mapping It Out: An Alternative Atlas of Contemporary Cartographies, out now from Thames & Hudson, editor Hans Ulrich Obrist invited contributors "to create a personal map of their own, in...

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My Readercon 25 Schedule

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 17:05

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Mapping
Readercon 25 is less than two weeks away. Now that the program schedule has gone live, I can tell you what I'll be doing there. Quite a bit, as it turns out. And not coincidentally, there is quite a...

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Finding Longitude

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:13

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Mapping
Major map exhibitions are frequently accompanied by lavishly illustrated books: London: A Life in Maps and the Magnificent Maps exhibitions had their eponymous books (London: A Life in Maps and...

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OpenGeofiction

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:30

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Mapping
I love geofiction -- creating imaginary worlds through maps -- and OpenGeofiction is something I've wanted to see for a long time: a collaborative map of an imaginary world that is built with...

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Mapping Gotham

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:03

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Mapping
I was not aware that Batman's Gotham City has had a consistent map for the last fifteen years or so. Its geography was defined in 1998 by illustrator Eliot R. Brown for the "No Man's Land" storyline...

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Review: The Map Thief

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:08

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Mapping
E. Forbes Smiley III was a well-known and well-connected map dealer, an expert who helped build the Slaughter and Leventhal map collections. Then in 2005 he was caught -- on videotape -- stealing...

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Four More Map Stories

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:23

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Mapping
Four more fantasy stories about maps to tell you about. To begin with, two short stories by Beth Cato, both published in Daily Science Fiction, both available to read online. In the first,...

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Game of Thrones Map Marker Set

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:40

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Mapping
Dark Horse has released a Game of Thrones map marker set, based on a map and markers briefly seen in the first season of the HBO TV series. What surprises me is how much more the map resembles a...

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A Book About the Forbes Smiley Affair

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 23:37

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Mapping
In 2005 and 2006 my map blog, The Map Room, was full of posts about one E. Forbes Smiley III, who had been caught stealing rare maps from the Beinecke Library at Yale University. As is often the...

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