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Worlds in Chaos both in paper.
New American Library
has reprinted Daniel Price’s fun time travel tale about people from our time taken to the future, The Flight of the Silvers in trade. Open Road Media is putting out the following classics in Ebook form: Joe Haldeman’s Worlds; Philip Wylie’s Tomorrow; Nancy Springer’s Larque on the Wing; Bruce Sterling’s Schismatrix Plus; and Poul Anderson’s The Broken Sword.
Baen) is a solid mystery with an interesting magi- cal twist. David B. Coe has more adventures planned for Justis and I look forward to them.
Mijke Redsnick and Rob-
ert T. Garcia have edited a collection of original tales from the Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs (paper from Baen) that are a must for Tarzan and Princess of Mars fans.
and Chestnut. This is the infamous election meet- ing As usual Guests are Welcome. Dr. Henry Lazarus is a lo- cal Dentist and the author of A Cycle of Gods (Wolfsinger Publications) and Unnatu- rally Female (Smashwords).
The Science Fiction Soci- ety will have its next meet- ing on January 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. at International house at 37th
David Welch looks at a far future in which hyper- space travel is common and humanity has spread out to thousands of stars. Rex Vahl is sent on a suicide mission into the Chaos Quarter (hard from 47 North) where piracy and general lawlessness rules. A few settled planets have provide some civilization, but there are rumors of a third major power forming, the Hegemony. Sent in with- out crew, Rex soon picks up Chakruja, former prostitute with tiger-striped skin as a co-pilot in training and milk provider for the baby brought in by Lucius, who is an ex-noble on the run from the European empire (the baby’s mother had been shot). Finding the dead Am- bassador to the Hegemony sends a Hegemony bio-ship on his tail, while at the same time a European war ship is in pursuit of Lucius. Lots of fun and exciting chases. Baen has reprinted Sha- ron Lee and Steve Miller last Liaden tale, Trade Secret and John Ring’s zombie tale To Sail a Darkling Sea in paper. They also have reprinted classic tales such as Robert A. Heinlein’s The Man who sold the Moon and Orphans of the Sky (one Book) and two of James P. Hogan’s tales in
Philadelphia ranks among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing metropolitan areas in 2014
Pennsylvania ranks No. 6 among states, an increase from 2013*
The greater Philadel-
phia region was the No. 9 volunteer-producing U.S. metropolitan area in the nation. One-hundred-forty- one (141) currently serving Peace Corps volunteers are residents of the Philadel- phia-Camden-Wilmington region. Two-hundred sev- enty (270) currently serving Peace Corps volunteers call the Keystone State home, making it the No. 6 Peace Corps volunteer-producing state in the nation. In 2013, Pennsylvania ranked No. 8. “Peace Corps volunteers promote a better under- standing of Americans around the world by shar- ing their unique hometown perspective during their service,” Peace Corps Direc- tor Carrie Hessler-Radelet said.
“As we forge a modern Peace Corps for modern
times, we remain commit- ted to building a volunteer force that refl ects the rich diversity of our country, and doing more to recruit and retain the best and brightest across the country.”
Since the Peace Corps was established in 1961, 7,900 Peace Corps volunteers from Pennsylvania have traveled abroad to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and work- ing in developing countries. “My life in Philadelphia and work in Senegal thankfully have coalesced to produce a stronger person, and a greater appreciation for the similarity of the human con- dition across borders,” said Ethan Leatherbarrow, a Phil- adelphia resident currently serving as a community and economic development volunteer in Senegal. “My main project in- volves a 30-plus person eco- nomic interest group that is tired of paying import costs for their wholesale poultry feeds and has asked for help
Volunteer Ethan Leatherbarrow, quoted below, is a Friends Select and Dusquesne graduate 2013 and will be in Tambacounda Senegal till the end of 2015.
to create a self-suffi cient, locally sourced and locally produced product line at a lower price and higher qual- ity than their distant com- petitors.”
The Peace Corps has eight
regional recruitment offi ces across the United States that
work closely with prospec- tive Peace Corps volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to ensure that all Americans who want to serve have the opportunity to do so. The Northeast regional recruitment offi ce serves
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