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Philip-Jon Haarsma, more commonly known as PJ Haarsma, is a Canadian born science fiction author best known for his creation of the Rings of Orbis universe, which encompasses The Softwire series of books. [1]

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Advisory board

An advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management of a corporation, organization, or foundation.

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Alan Tudyk

Alan Wray Tudyk (born March 16, 1971) is an American actor and voice artist known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and movie Serenity, Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse, Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Steve the Pirate in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Wat in A Knight's Tale.

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American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is a non-profit organization based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally.

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Association of Booksellers for Children

The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) is an American non-profit trade association whose mission is to support the business of independent children's bookselling and the creation of quality children's books.

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Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects (such as stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and nebulae), the physics, chemistry, and evolution of such objects, and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth, including supernovae explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation.

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An audition is a sample performance by an actor, singer, musician, dancer or other performer.

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Bachelor of Science

A Bachelor of Science (B.S., BS, B.Sc., BSc or Bc.; less commonly, S.B., SB, or Sc.B. from the Latin Scientiæ Baccalaureus) or a Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years.

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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.

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Candlewick Press

Candlewick Press, established in 1991 and located in Somerville, Massachusetts, is part of the Walker Books group.

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Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (formerly the International Advertising Festival) is a global event for those working in the creative communications, advertising and related fields.

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A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid material comprising metal, nonmetal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.

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Charitable organization

A charitable organization is a type of non-profit organization (NPO).

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Con Man (web series)

Con Man is an upcoming American comedy web series created, written, directed, and starring Alan Tudyk that will premiere on September 30, 2015, on Vimeo.

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eBay Inc. is an American multinational corporation and e-commerce company, providing consumer to consumer & business to consumer sales services via Internet.

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Extraterrestrial life

Extraterrestrial lifeWhere "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").

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A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.

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Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary plot element, theme, or setting.

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Fictional universe

A fictional universe is a self-consistent fictional setting with elements that differ from the real world.

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Firefly (TV series)

Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.

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Fundraising or fund raising (also known as "development") is the process of gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies (see also crowd funding).

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Georgetown, Ontario

Georgetown is a community in the town of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada and is part of the Regional Municipality of Halton.

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Ghost story

A ghost story may be any piece of fiction, or drama, that includes a ghost, or simply takes as a premise the possibility of ghosts or characters' belief in them.

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Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located southeast of Phoenix, within the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton (2011 population 519,949; UA population 670,580; CMA population 721,053) is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario.

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The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American global information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.

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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Human spaceflight

Human spaceflight (also referred to as manned spaceflight) is space travel with a crew aboard the spacecraft.

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Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh named storm and fifth hurricane of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Immigration is the movement of people into a destination country to which they are not native or do not possess its citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.

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Indentured servant

Indentured servitude was a labor system whereby young people paid for their passage to the New World by working for an employer for a certain number of years.

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A kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes.

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Literature, in its broadest sense, is any written work; etymologically the term derives from Latin litaritura/litteratura "writing formed with letters", although some definitions include spoken or sung texts.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States, the most populous city in the U.S. state of California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County.

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McMaster University

McMaster University (commonly referred to as McMaster or Mac) is a public research university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Mesa, Arizona

Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the State of Arizona and is a suburb located about east of Phoenix.

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Miami is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion (born March 27, 1971) is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

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New Orleans Public Library

The New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) is the public library service of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Nokia Corporation (Nokia Oyj) is a Finnish multinational communications and information technology company.

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Nonprofit organization

A nonprofit organization (NPO, also known as a non-business entity) is an organization that uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's directors (or equivalents) as profit or dividends.

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Recess (break)

Recess is a general term for a period in which a group of people are temporarily dismissed from their duties.

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Role-playing game

A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

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San Francisco

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California.

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ScienceFrom Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge".

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Seattle is a coastal seaport city and the seat of King County.

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Serenity (film)

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon.

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Space exploration

Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology.

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Stephan Martinière

Stephan Martinière (born May 3, 1962) is a French science fiction and fantasy artist as well as cartoonist, concept illustrator and art director.

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Tax exemption

Tax exemption refers to a monetary exemption which reduces taxable income.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Softwire

The Softwire is a series of four young adult science fiction novels by PJ Haarsma.

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A wormhole, or Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime that could connect extremely far distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances, such as a few feet, different universes, and in theory, different points in time.

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Young-adult fiction

Young-adult fiction or young adult literature, often abbreviated as YA, is fiction written, published, or marketed to adolescents and young adults.

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501(c) organization

A 501(c) organization, also known colloquially as a 501(c), is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United States.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJ_Haarsma

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