Scifi Novelist Teams Up with to Create the Slashdot of Health

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What do you get when you combine a formerly overweight scifi novelist, an outspoken blog network pioneer and a lack of passionate blogs on a major topic?

Tobias S. Buckell, author of the highly acclaimed science fiction novel Crystal Rain (Tor Books) has teamed up with the growing weblog network, to launch, a new blog dedicated to helping geeks get healthy.

"My goal is to build a blog that brings together the best of the health and fitness areas online, and tries to keep out the cruddy ‘lose weight fast’ or article generated sites I see around so much. I’d like to create the slashdot of health." says Tobias, a self proclaimed health nut.

In early March, '06, Paul Short, President and CEO of Bloglogic.Net Media put out the call for professional bloggers and received a wide variety of applicants, one of which was Buckell. After reading samples of his work, realizing the caliber of his writing and being inspired with his weight loss success story, Short set up a Skype interview with him to get a feel for what he was interested in writing about.

After a short discussion, they came to a conclusion: "Up to this point, there's been no #1 health destination in the blogosphere." says Paul. "So through the combination of Tobias' passion for writing, his success story with combating his own weight problems and my realization that the health arena was woefully under targeted by mainstream bloggers, was born."

Paul's goal with To work side by side with Tobias and "...create the Slashdot of health."

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Paul Short is the President and CEO of Bloglogic.Net Media, a small but growing network of mainstream weblogs. For more information, check out

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