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July 2004

Review – Absolution Gap!

SFSignal is proud to announce a very special guest review for Absolution Gap. Hi, my name is Harriet Klausner. You may remember me from such 5 star reviews as: My Favorite [...]

July 31, 2004 // 3 Comments

The “New” Science Fiction

A Popular Science article titled Is Science Fiction About to Go Blind? talks about the science part of modern SF. It mentions how writers like Charles Stross and Cory [...]

July 31, 2004 // 1 Comment

The Old Mail Box

Amidst the mountains of spam we receive here at the big blue SFS, we do, occasionally, get an actual email from an actual person. I thought I’d empty out the mailbox [...]

July 30, 2004 // 2 Comments


Not that I’m counting, but on July 28, 2004, Harriert Klausner posted EIGHTY-NINE book review, just one day after the last batch of crap. Can we create a category [...]

July 30, 2004 // 6 Comments

I, Redux

For “completist” readers of Asimov’s robot stories, check out Johnny Pez’s Insanely Complete Asimov Fiction List which offers a time line on all of [...]

July 30, 2004 // 0 Comments

RPG Space Saver

For those of you, like me, that have shelves and shelves of role-playing books at home, you may want to check out They offer RPG sourcebooks in PDF format [...]

July 30, 2004 // 1 Comment

From the Batmobile to the Love Bug

The next project for Michael Keaton, star of the first two batman movies, will be a new installment of Disney’s Love Bug movies started 35 years ago. I’m sure [...]

July 30, 2004 // 0 Comments

Chick Lit?

We’ve all heard of chick flicks, but I wonder, when the producer of the upcoming SciFi Channel miniseries Earthsea calls the books literature, is this really chick lit? [...]

July 30, 2004 // 5 Comments


The SciFi Channel has the Earthsea website up. Has anyone read the Earthsea books by Ursula K. LeGuin? What were your impressions? It would be nice if SciFi Channel broke [...]

July 30, 2004 // 6 Comments

Batman Begins

A trailer and artwork for Batman Begins. [From James at Big Dumb Object] No related [...]

July 30, 2004 // 4 Comments

Faster Meep-Meep

Road Runner is offering Road Runner Premium which boasts download/upload speed of up to 6 Mbps/512 Kbps. For an extra fee, of course. No related [...]

July 29, 2004 // 0 Comments

Zombie SciFi Western

Dark Horse Comics presents Lone, a comic about a gunslinging, zombie-fighting gal. Oh, and for the fanboi, there’s Star Wars too. Poke around. There are other neat [...]

July 29, 2004 // 0 Comments

I Bet They’re Talking Behind Our Backs

In the zoology department, researchers discover that squirrels can communicate with ultrsound. Interesting. This just supports my theory that squirrels are trying to take [...]

July 29, 2004 // 2 Comments

SF and the Cinema

This article, titled Where Do We Go From Here?, offers a nice look at sf at the movies, although it leans a bit heavily on the I, Robot walking stick. No related [...]

July 29, 2004 // 0 Comments

I may not be a SW fanboi

but even I am a little scared of the Darth Vader Voice Changer. Not because it changes your voice to sound like Vader. No. Who couldn’t resist saying: This is CNN. That [...]

July 28, 2004 // 2 Comments

Why When I Was a Kid

We had to climb to infinity the old fashioned way, one rung at a time straight up! Not like that new fangled Infinity Climber kids have nowadays. Young whippersnappers [...]

July 28, 2004 // 3 Comments

He’s Not Dead Yet

Ok, he really is dead, but a holographic avatar of Sir Lawrence Olivier is set to appear in the much anticipated (by me anyway) movie, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. [...]

July 28, 2004 // 2 Comments

The PC of Madness

Check out this sweet Cthulhu based casemod, The Case That Must Not Be Named. Most excellent. I want two! No related [...]

July 28, 2004 // 1 Comment

Its a Good Thing We aren’t SW Fanbois

Otherwise we wouldn’t want to see the new KotOR II: The Sith Lords trailer, now up at the KotOR site. Looks like I’ll be shelling out $50 for another RPG… [...]

July 27, 2004 // 1 Comment

Review – Ringworld’s Children

REVIEW SUMMARY: The latest installment in the Ringworld saga. This time, its war. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Louis Wu awakes after spending several months recovering in an [...]

July 27, 2004 // 2 Comments

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