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April 2004

Review: Redemption Ark by Alastair Reynolds

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent addition to the Revelation Space universe. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A deadly race of sentient machines, the Inhibitors, is fast approaching [...]

April 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

Stephen Baxter on Writing

From Big Dumb Object comes the link to a BBC article from Stephen Baxter on the craft of writing sf. The article covers: Finding inspiration Developing your ideas [...]

April 30, 2004 // 1 Comment


SFCrowsest reports a rumor of a proposed television series set in Middle Earth. The events of TOME (“Tales of Middle Earth”) are set between the events of The [...]

April 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

Highlander Freebie for Me

My free DVDs of Highlander Season III arrived yesterday. Thanks sfSite! Now…if only I was a fan…Or, had Seasons I and [...]

April 29, 2004 // 5 Comments

KotOR II Coming…

I don’t know if anyone knew this, but I certainly didn’t… until I opened up my new issue of Computer Gaming World. According to the article, it is not being [...]

April 28, 2004 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: The Genocides by Thomas M. Disch

REVIEW SUMMARY: A captivating classic. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Post-apocalyptic novel showing the decline of mankind amidst giant alien plants. MY REVIEW: PROS: [...]

April 28, 2004 // 3 Comments

An Introduction to SF via the Movies

The demise of SF on television started me thinking about SF in general and its place in todays society. Now, I won’t go into a long discussion here about why SF is [...]

April 27, 2004 // 17 Comments

Futurama Review

It seems odd that LOCUS Online has just posted a review of Futurama , but its a combined review of the three released DVD sets. Well, the three in the US that is. I agree [...]

April 27, 2004 // 13 Comments

NASA & The Day After Tomorrow

Has anyone been following this? Apparently, NASA employees at Maryland’s Goddard Space Flight Center were directed to not give any interviews about the upocoming [...]

April 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

EverQuest II

EverQuest II Beta is coming in June. They seem to be pulling that scam where they let people who throws tons of money at them (i.e. the Legends servers and Lords of Everquest [...]

April 27, 2004 // 9 Comments

Crusher? I Hardly Know Her!

Wil Wheaton DOT Net is the SciFiWeekly Sci-Fi Site of the Week and receives a pretty favorable review. Finally…others will learn about the time “Uncle Willy went [...]

April 27, 2004 // 7 Comments

FFG Cthulhu Playtest to Open

Fantasy Flight Games’ Call of Cthulhu TCG is ramping up to release in July. Their website sez they’re opening up a beta for playtesters sometime ‘later this [...]

April 26, 2004 // 6 Comments

Happy Birthday D&D!

An article on Dungeons and Dragons turning 30. I started playing in ’79, I think, with the blue book, that I still have! Another fine Wisconsin [...]

April 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

What You Like is in the Limo

David Bowie cordially invites you to re-mix his songs. Winner gets the “aurally photoshopped” piece formally released as an MP3 single….and a brand new [...]

April 26, 2004 // 4 Comments

Guardian SF

I ran across this review of Stories of Your Life by Ted Chiang. The review is written by by China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The Scar. So I browsed [...]

April 26, 2004 // 1 Comment

Speaking of Star Trek

The Wrath of Khan was on AMC today and it makes you realize just how lame the other ST movies are. Including the other even numbered ones. Its got it all: action, drama, [...]

April 25, 2004 // 2 Comments

I hardly know her!

We all know that searching the web can be more challenging than trying to hit the 50 hole while playing “Dyson Sphere skee ball“, especially if you’re [...]

April 25, 2004 // 4 Comments

Trek XI?

Berman is hinting at a new Trek movie in the early, early stages of development. This would make 11 films in all. Could this be the oft-talked-about Starfleet Academy [...]

April 24, 2004 // 3 Comments

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