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What SciFi novel is right for you?

NPR has the answer!


New Ben&Jerry’s Flavors

If it’s the end of summer, then it must be time for a new round of Ben&Jerry Ice Cream flavors to finally reach my grocery freezer.

I was at the supermarket over Labor Day and saw not only Last Night Snack (the Jimmy Fallon Flavor) Red Velvet Cake, Fair Goodness Cake, Clusterfluff (which I noted on their website is called “What a Cluster”) and Bonnaroo Buzz. Apparently this year, chunks of cake in your Ice Cream are in.

But then today, I saw this:

From the NPR write up (because it was the most appropriate one to use.)

Ben & Jerry’s announced today that “Schweddy Balls” ice cream is on its way to store shelves across the country.

As we explained in June, “in case you don’t get the reference, the skit is a hilarious commentary on NPR’s, um, uniquely soothing sound. [Alec] Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a guest on a fake NPR show called Delicious Dish. Pete makes holiday treats like cheese balls, popcorn balls, rum balls and his famous Schweddy balls. The skit is an exercise in double entendres.” Continue reading New Ben&Jerry’s Flavors

NPR’s Top Ten Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels

NPR is currently running a poll of the Top Ten SciFi-Fantasy novels of all time.

With the help of Facebook polling, a panel of SFF experts and a survey on their own website, NPR recently gathered the best 100 science fiction and fantasy titles ever published in an effort to figure out what the most beloved titles of the genre truly are. Now, they’re narrowing it down to the top ten and they need your votes!

The link to the list and voting is here.

I know which one’s I’d vote for–I’d love to hear from others which ones they agree and don’t agree with.