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August 2003

News Feeds

Has anyone else out there tried newsfeeds on their PCs? PC World‘s recent article on must-have utilities included a free news feed program called FeedReader. It’s [...]

August 31, 2003 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Evening’s Empire

Evening’s Empire is David Herter’s second book, but the first one of his that I have read. Wow, I was blown away. I first encountered this book from a review on [...]

August 30, 2003 // 2 Comments

The Princess Blade

The Princess Blade is a live action, kung-fu style samurai adventure film from Japan. I first saw this on the ADV Films website and thought it looked rather interesting. My [...]

August 30, 2003 // 0 Comments

Politics Intrudes on SF

From SFSite The California recall has intruded on the lives of science fiction fans with the announcement by at least two cable networks, FX and Sci Fi Channel, that they [...]

August 30, 2003 // 3 Comments

Tron 2.0 – Great game!

I got an opportunity to try out the new Disney game Tron 2.0. WOW! It is amazing that a game based on a PG movie with little to no action could turn out so good! This game [...]

August 28, 2003 // 0 Comments

Ghost in the Shell

I got a chance (thanks to Trent Ditto!) to see the highly acclaimed anime movie Ghost in the Shell. Well, lets see – good concepts, great art, terrible voice-acting in [...]

August 28, 2003 // 3 Comments

Anime Roundup

Ok kids, time for the weekly roundup of Anime that I have recently watched. Spriggan – Called a cross between James Bond and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Spriggan is the [...]

August 27, 2003 // 3 Comments

The Physicality of Books

Authors (including Neil Gaiman, M. John Harrison, James Patrick Kelly, Tanith Lee, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, and Gene Wolfe) answer 5 questions about books No [...]

August 26, 2003 // 2 Comments

Neal Stephenson Short Interview

Neal Stephenson Rewrites History is a short interview with the author on Wired’s web site. What’s interesting is that Stephenson is publishing a trilogy of books [...]

August 25, 2003 // 0 Comments

Teaser? I hardly know….

Has anyone else seen the Battlestar Galactica teaser trailers on SciFI? Specifically the ones with the new Cylon, Number Six. If that is the future of robots, then I, for [...]

August 25, 2003 // 1 Comment

Short-Short Stories

Check this out. It’s an ongoing collection of short-short stories by Michael Swanwick based on the periodic table of the elements. No related [...]

August 22, 2003 // 1 Comment

Got Anime?

I’ve been watching a lot of anime recently, so I figured I might as well comment on what I’ve seen. But first, many of you know that I have not been a big fan [...]

August 20, 2003 // 1 Comment

Quakecon Returns!

From SciFi Weekly. Activision will once again be a featured sponsor of id Software’s QuakeCon 2003, a gaming event and tournament dedicated to the multiplayer games [...]

August 18, 2003 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Chasm City

John asked for it, John got it. REVIEW SUMMARY: Murder and revenge in a ‘hard SF’ setting. MY RATING: 4.5/5 This is the second book Alastair Reynolds, and it [...]

August 13, 2003 // 0 Comments


The release date of The Adventures of Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Temple of Doom/The Last Crusade) has been moved up to Oct. 21! Woo hoo! This would make a [...]

August 13, 2003 // 0 Comments

Battlestar Galactica

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard that the SciFi Channel is remaking Battlestar Galactica as a mini-series/pilot this December. They [...]

August 13, 2003 // 3 Comments

Random Thoughts

Just a couple of thoughts that just occured to me. I just finished reading Chasm City when I realized that the last 3 books I’ve read, Kiln People, Celestial Matters [...]

August 12, 2003 // 3 Comments

If this is true

This could rock. Ain’t It Cool News has posted a rumor that major motion picture company has bought the rights toHyperion, from Dan Simmons. This could be extremely [...]

August 12, 2003 // 1 Comment

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