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Thomas S. Roche

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Thomas S. Roche is a widely published short story author in the genres of erotica and horror, with occasional forays into science fiction, fantasy and crime-noir fiction. His novel The Panama Laugh, a science fiction zombie apocalypse about viral media, military contracting, and LOLZ, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award from the Horror Writers Association, and his short story "Butterfly's Kiss" was a finalist for the John Preston Award from the National Leather Association. During his tenure as editor of Eros Guide's Eros-Zone.com, the zine was twice awarded the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay."

Roche has been a medical writer, marketing manager, music reviewer, and sex educator. As a nonfiction writer and blogger, he has written fo
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Biplane with rear-facing machine gun

As part of its venerable “100 years ago” feature — which used to beone of my favorite parts of the print magazine—Scientific American has a slideshow of state-of-the-art aviation in 1916.


There’s only 12 images, and not a lot I haven’t seen, but I was struck by this image of a Maurice-Farman Shorthorn (M11) biplane with a pusher configuration and the gunnerstanding in front of the pilot with the...

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