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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 [...]

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 around, [...]

June 29, 2004 // 3 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 from [...]

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 fourth [...]

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 [...]

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 by [...]

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 like [...]

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 the [...]

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 attention. [...]

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 forced [...]

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 this [...]

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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