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February 2004

How to Collect Books

February 29, 2004 // 1 Comment

And no, they don’t use John’s method of no creases in the spine, or creases if the book is a quarter or less. The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America [...]

Star Wars Ep. III Spoiler Photos?

February 29, 2004 // 3 Comments

Not that John trolls Star Wars sites, which is why I can’t figure out how he missed these pictures of Episode III concept art. The Annikin photo looks kinda nasty while [...]

Ron Moore BG Chat Transcript

February 28, 2004 // 5 Comments

SCiFi.COM has posted the transcript of their chat with Ron Moore concerning Battlestar Galactica getting the go ahead as a limited series. Some interesting things in here. [...]

2004 SF/F Hall of Fame Inductees

February 28, 2004 // 1 Comment

This year’s inductees, as noted by the SFWA, are:Brian Aldiss Harry Harrison Mary Shelley (posthumous) E. E. “Doc” Smith (posthumous) After this year the [...]

Influence and destroy..

February 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

Beta test Ground Control 2 – GC1 was pretty good and here is your shot… And if you need the direct [...]

Emailer ID

February 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

Will email of the future have a caller-ID-like authenticating the mail’s sender? Will this truly stop spam? So says Billy G. is this CNN [...]

Monty Python: The Gathering

February 27, 2004 // 4 Comments

A blast from the old laser gun to Gravity Lens for the link. Monty Python MtG Cards is a great site for those Monty Python and Magic: The Gathering fans. It features a [...]

Silverberg Named 2004 Grand Master

February 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

This year’s recipient of the SFWA ‘s Grand Master Award is Robert Silverberg. With an impressive body of work, he’s in good [...]

It had to happen sooner or later

February 26, 2004 // 6 Comments

Now get Tivo-like functionality for radio.Replay Radio – Internet Radio Recorder is a piece of software that lets use schedule and recorde internet radio broadcasts. [...]

Anime Remakes

February 26, 2004 // 0 Comments

As seen on Slashdot Appleseed is getting a remake (I know I posted a trailer up about a month ago), but the real news is that there is a Ghost in the Shell sequel coming too. [...]

2004: A Space Onion

February 25, 2004 // 2 Comments

The Onion A.V. Club has an interview with Arthur C. Clarke. In it, Clarke talks about a variety of subjects from his long and distinguished career. Is it just me, or does [...]

Can anyone speak or read Japanese?

February 25, 2004 // 7 Comments

I found this link to a new Japanese movie called CASSHERN. Check out the trailer. The movie has a definite Terry Gilliam feel to it with some David Lynch’s Dune look as [...]

A Pseudo-useful piece of spam

February 24, 2004 // 3 Comments

The main mail account here for SFSignal received an interesting piece of mail from TechTV today. Seems Anime Unleashed will be showing Last Exile! Cool. Here’s your [...]

Now that’s a spaceship

February 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

The Rocket Company is an online seriel novel about the development of a reuseable launch vehicle. Its basically near future SF, heavy on the S, not so much SF. I [...]

Feast of Crows Excerpt

February 24, 2004 // 2 Comments

The Klausner-lovers over at Amazon have posted an excerpt from George R. R. Martin’s upcoming A Feast for Crows. Harriet read it in 0.02 seconds. Then she gave it 5 [...]

Speak Klingon? Get Money for College!

February 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

A CNN article talks about some goofy scholarships that are out there, including one for speaking Klingonese (or whatever it is that geeks call it). From the article: [...]

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry

February 23, 2004 // 5 Comments

There is an auction on eBay right now, for an account on Star Wars Galaxies where the character is a Jedi Knight. The asking price? $600 smakers to start, with a buy right [...]

I got your minutia right here

February 23, 2004 // 2 Comments

From the “People with Waaaay to Much Time on Their Hands” department, comes Memory Alpha, a site dedicated to all minutia Star Trek related. Its an impressive [...]

More Powers To You

February 23, 2004 // 4 Comments

SciFi has a chat tomorrow night with, among others, Tim Powers. The topic will be Pirate stories, matey, arrrrrrrgh. Powers is one of the author’s on my short list of [...]

Domo Arigato

February 23, 2004 // 1 Comment

An ABC News article talks about how robots and artificial constructs are becoming more humanlike and what that impact may [...]
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