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March 2004

REVIEW: IASF August 2000

REVIEW SUMMARY: First-rate collection of short fiction. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Five superb stories CONS: One mediocre story BOTTOM LINE: Better than many anthologies! No [...]

March 31, 2004 // 0 Comments

Paying Homage to SF

A Wired article today tell how the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame will demonstrate how sf literature has contributed to science and culture. No related [...]

March 31, 2004 // 0 Comments

Man of Steel, Comedian of Gortex

American Express has paired Seinfeld with Superman for a series of web commercials. The only available full-length episode at this time, “Uniform”, features [...]

March 30, 2004 // 6 Comments


No, it’s not someting teenage elves get when solving math problems at the blackboard. Elfwood is a website community for sf and fantasy artists. It includes tons of [...]

March 30, 2004 // 0 Comments

I-Con and Time Bomb

SciFiWeekly editor Scott Edelman reflects on his recent award given to him at this year’s I-Con SF convention hosted at SUNY Stony Brook, my alma mater. This triggered [...]

March 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

Google Gets Personal

Google now offers personalized search features. Specify what you like from a set of pre-recorded categories (computer programming, for example) and Google’s results [...]

March 30, 2004 // 3 Comments

A Scanner Darkly…Woah!

Keanu Reeves is set to star in an animated version of Phillip K. Dick‘s A Scanner Darkly. Bogus! No related [...]

March 30, 2004 // 0 Comments

Toy Story 3 sans Pixar?

Disney is leaning towards making a Toy Story 3 for theaters. In light of recent breakdowns in the relationship between Pixar and Disney, Disney studio chief Dick Cook said [...]

March 29, 2004 // 2 Comments

Something Else for John…

…and me, for that matter. Here’s a blurb about our favorite cancelled-but soon-to-be-reborn series. No, it’s not “Sports Night,” scroll to the [...]

March 29, 2004 // 4 Comments

Terraforming Mars

Tomorrow, as part of AbSciCon 2004 , Arthur C. Clarke, Kim Stanley Robinson and Greg Bear will join scientists in a debate about terraforming Mars. We just got there and [...]

March 29, 2004 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Blind Lake by Robert Charles Wilson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A fun read. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Scientists search for answers while quarantined at a remote government research facility set up to observe an alien on [...]

March 28, 2004 // 0 Comments

Ghibli Goodness

*** The Next Ghibli Trifecta! *** If you like Studio Ghibli’s movies (such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away) then you’ll be happy to hear that Disney has [...]

March 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

Century City

Did Anyone catch any of the three aired episodes of Century City? I missed the first one, programmed Tivo for the second one, which was then preempted by the NBA, [...]

March 26, 2004 // 0 Comments

Robot? Not I!

Revolution SF posts some interesting behind-the-scenes info on the upcoming I, Robot movie starring Will Smith. The gist, as one might not expect in light of Peter [...]

March 26, 2004 // 6 Comments

The Games of Infocom

Are online and can be downloaded from Looks like all of the original Infocom text adventures are here and you can download the interpreter to play them. Sweet. This [...]

March 25, 2004 // 1 Comment

Tech TV and G4 Get Married

Comcast is set to acquire cable channel Tech TV. Comcast stated that it will merge Tech TV with the G4 Game channel. I haven’t seen Tech TV in a while. Has anyone seen [...]

March 25, 2004 // 3 Comments

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