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February 2004

How to Collect Books

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 [...]

February 29, 2004 // 1 Comment

Star Wars Ep. III Spoiler Photos?

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 [...]

February 29, 2004 // 3 Comments

Ron Moore BG Chat Transcript

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. [...]

February 28, 2004 // 5 Comments

2004 SF/F Hall of Fame Inductees

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 [...]

February 28, 2004 // 1 Comment

Influence and destroy..

Beta test Ground Control 2 – GC1 was pretty good and here is your shot… And if you need the direct link… No related [...]

February 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

Emailer ID

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 article. No related [...]

February 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

Monty Python: The Gathering

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 [...]

February 27, 2004 // 4 Comments

Silverberg Named 2004 Grand Master

This year’s recipient of the SFWA ‘s Grand Master Award is Robert Silverberg. With an impressive body of work, he’s in good company. No related [...]

February 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

It had to happen sooner or later

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. [...]

February 26, 2004 // 6 Comments

Anime Remakes

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. [...]

February 26, 2004 // 0 Comments

2004: A Space Onion

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 [...]

February 25, 2004 // 2 Comments

Can anyone speak or read Japanese?

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 [...]

February 25, 2004 // 7 Comments

A Pseudo-useful piece of spam

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 [...]

February 24, 2004 // 3 Comments

Now that’s a spaceship

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 [...]

February 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

Feast of Crows Excerpt

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 [...]

February 24, 2004 // 2 Comments

Speak Klingon? Get Money for College!

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: [...]

February 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry

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 [...]

February 23, 2004 // 5 Comments

I got your minutia right here

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 [...]

February 23, 2004 // 2 Comments

More Powers To You

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 [...]

February 23, 2004 // 4 Comments

Domo Arigato

An ABC News article talks about how robots and artificial constructs are becoming more humanlike and what that impact may be. No related [...]

February 23, 2004 // 1 Comment

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