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June 2004

Cassini Nearing Saturn Orbit

Not that CNN is the best source for space news, but there is where I first saw the news that the Cassini probe is about to enter an orbit at Saturn. Saturn! How cool is [...]

June 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

Two Interesting SF Tidbits

From SciFi Weekly briefly noted section: Gary Oldman may be voicing a SW EPIII character. Potentially General Grievous. Could be interesting. As long as he gets to say [...]

June 30, 2004 // 2 Comments

It’s Free Again…

Check it out, you can play it for free for 30 days again… I wonder if they’re getting desperate. And I know what Tim is going to say already… No related [...]

June 29, 2004 // 6 Comments


This Asimov’s SF article is the launch point for for tons of information about “The Singularity”? What is that? There are a few definitions floating [...]

June 29, 2004 // 3 Comments

New ‘Sky Captain’ Trailer

Yahoo has posted a new trailer Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I’m liking the look of this movie. No related [...]

June 28, 2004 // 0 Comments

Trip Books

I’ll be taking a trip later this week. I am hesitant to say “vacation” because, inevitably, a trip back to see the family is filled with [...]

June 27, 2004 // 3 Comments

Sleestacks R Us

Land of the Lost – The Complete First Season is now out on DVD! This is the good season, with stories by Niven and Gerrold, among others, and before it jumped the [...]

June 26, 2004 // 2 Comments

Klausner Gives Book Only 3 Stars!

I finally figured out how to read my sf signal mail. Apologies to all the spammers whose promises of huge genitalia fell on deaf ears. Anyway, there was an awesome email [...]

June 25, 2004 // 8 Comments

One thing you can’t say about Lucas

Is that he doesn’t know design. Check out the DVD packaging for the upcoming DVD release. This looks really cool. And I like the early take of Star Wars on the [...]

June 24, 2004 // 3 Comments

Conspiracy Theory?

I know you’ve all wondered: “How, exactly, could Greedo miss?” Me too. Bad luck? Poor eyesite? Or something else? No related [...]

June 24, 2004 // 1 Comment

Ringworld’s Children

By now, we probably all know that Larry Niven has written a fourth Ringworld novel. Here is the Tor website about the book. I read the third and wasn’t too impressed [...]

June 24, 2004 // 2 Comments

GITS 2 – September 2004

Ghost in the Shell 2 will be coming to American theaters in September 2004 as seen in /. and they have a english website as linked here. I know some folks didn’t [...]

June 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

Who’s Confused?

Mervius, at Fantastica Daily, has written a 4 star review of Neal Stephenson’s The Confusion. Which prompts me to ask: Who is confused? Mervius, who obviously likes [...]

June 24, 2004 // 4 Comments

Still More Shat

CNN is reporting that Ben Folds will put his upcoming album on hold to help produce William Shatner’s upcoming CD collection “Has Been” his full [...]

June 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

You know you’re a SW fanboy when…

You dream about you and your friends being Jedi, with some kick-a$$ lightsabers. That’s all I remember, the lightsabers. I blame all the reading I’ve been [...]

June 24, 2004 // 0 Comments

You’ve Got Spam!

From CNET News and elsewhere: An AOL worker was arrested for selling 92 million subscriber email addresses to a spammer. I was all set to quip: “Now what’s [...]

June 24, 2004 // 1 Comment

Rise of the Machines

SF and BoingBoing author Cory Doctorow wrote a Wired article called Rise of the Machines discussing Isaac Asimov’s robots and the new movie that bears the title of [...]

June 23, 2004 // 2 Comments

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