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Why We Left Earth

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Outer space has always been a mystery. Even before mankind fully grasped its vastness, they wanted to go there. Early astronomers, fascinated by the stars, invented ways to get a closer view. Think Copernicus, Galileo, Cassini. Writers not content with being earthbound blasted off in their books. Jules Verne. H. G. Wells. Even Edgar Allan Poe took a literary trip to the moon. Then film came along, allowing a new breed of artists to visualize space travel. (Georges Méliès, anyone?) …

BAD MOON Pre-Order Contest

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, an event that plays a pivotal role in my upcoming book, BAD MOON. To mark the anniversary of Armstrong’s historic steps, I’m giving away a Blu-Ray copy of  the excellent Discovery Channel documentary miniseries WHEN WE LEFT EARTH (retail price: $79.95) to someone who pre-orders BAD MOON on July 20. To enter, simply send proof of purchase to todd@toddritteronline.com by 5 p.m. EST Wednesday. The winner will …

Hitchcock or Disney No. 3

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It’s time for another round of Hitchcock or Disney. I post a quote from a movie and you have to guess who made it, Alfred Hitchcock or Walt Disney. (Bonus points if you guess the name of the movie.) Here is today’s quote: I don’t set a fancy table, but the kitchen’s awful homey.  Think you know which man it came from? Post your guess in the comments section. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit …