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alt-J’s new album “Relaxer” I’ve been listening to the English indie band’s new album, which came out earlier this month. It’s soft and dark with a variety of sounds and instruments. On their website you can play an interactive game inspired by the album. “Red” by Ramsey Shehadeh I read this short story on Tor.com last … More Weekly Favorites

Newest Findings from NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

Five years after its launch, NASA’s Juno mission entered Jupiter’s orbit and began its approach to the planet’s clouds in July, 2016. NASA has just finished studying the data and images from Juno’s first flyby. The Juno mission is led by the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). “The solar-powered spacecraft’s eight scientific instruments are designed to … More Newest Findings from NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

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“The Art of Asterculture” by Sarah Gailey for Tor.com I came across this lovely, whimsical piece last week. Gailey gives instructions on how to make star-wine. If you’re looking to check-out from reality for a few minutes and remember what it is to dream, then give it a read. The xx Last weekend I went … More Weekly Favorites

Loot Crate April 2017 “Investigate” Unboxing Video

Decided to change things up here at Neptune Your Dial and include a video. Checkout what came in the April’s Loot Crate subscription as I unbox the goods with my boyfriend. I’m hoping to start making more videos for this blog and I’ll be posting them on the Neptune Your Dial YouTube channel as well. … More Loot Crate April 2017 “Investigate” Unboxing Video

“The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” Season Three on YouTube

A few years ago a YouTube trend sparked in adapting classic literature into modern vlog-style webseries. The first of these to really take off was The Lizzie Bennett Diaries, a contemporary adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, where the fictional Lizzie sets up a vlog as a class project and talks to the camera about her … More “The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy” Season Three on YouTube

Short Story Pick: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander

“I was playing at being mortal this century because I love cigarettes and shawarma, and it’s easier to order shawarma if your piercing shriek doesn’t drive the delivery boy mad.” This flash fiction by Brooke Bolander is an exciting and quick read, with unapologetic frankness. Originally published in Uncanny Magazine, it has been nominated for … More Short Story Pick: “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies” by Brooke Bolander