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March 2005

Free Online Shockwave Games

MiniClip is a website offereing free Shockwave games. There are a whole lot of games there – more than I checked out – but you should: Fight the forces of a [...]

March 31, 2005 // 1 Comment

Wondering What to Read Next?

StoryCode is a database of story characteristics used to recommend similar books you might like. Readers rate a book on a number of points including genre & characters, [...]

March 31, 2005 // 1 Comment

Scotty Was Here??

Did we just get a visit from the future Mr. Scott? Because someone seemed to have come up with the formula for the infamous “transparent aluminum” a la Star Trek [...]

March 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

A Feast for Crows Update

One for the George R.R. Martin fans… A report from the Boskone convention (see entry #57), which GRRM attended, says that A Feast for Crows is still not complete but [...]

March 31, 2005 // 3 Comments

Eat Me First

Seriously, we’re going to need a Cthulhu category soon. [Link via Asimov’s [...]

March 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

Fat Fantasy

I think there is a general consensus that, over the years, heroic fantasy has porked out a bit. What used to be lean, mean tales of adventure have become bloated, overbearing [...]

March 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Fire Time by Poul Anderson

REVIEW SUMMARY: The promise of the intriguing premise failed to materialize into something interesting. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Under threat of extinction from an [...]

March 30, 2005 // 7 Comments

The Chocolate Mpire

Two great tastes that taste great together. Star Wars and M&Ms. See the rise of the M&M’S® Chocolate MPire. Be sure to catch the ending, with a [...]

March 29, 2005 // 1 Comment


There’s a quickie-link from s1ngularity about sf author Michael A. Burstein’s examination of readability. His reference is Fiction Writer’s Barainstormer by [...]

March 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

Iowa Gets Invaded

William Shatner’s hoax begins on Tuesday. Spike TV, using the tagline “Shat happens”, bills Invasion Iowa as a reality hoax miniseries. The preview videos [...]

March 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

Rating The Star Wars III Trailer

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION How would you rate the trailer for Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith? RESULTS (17 total votes) Personally, I [...]

March 28, 2005 // 4 Comments

SciFi Events Calendar

The SciFi Channel’s website has a nifty science fiction events calendar. A category filter lets you set the view for awards, book releases, film relasees, internet [...]

March 27, 2005 // 2 Comments

WINNER: 2005 Philip K. Dick Award

The winner of the 2005 Philip K. Dick Award was announced this weekend. Joining previous winners is Gwyneth Jones for her book Life. Also, a special citation was given to [...]

March 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

More PDA Updates

I’ve improved support for PDAs. Besides being able to browse to, links to post entries will now display using the full width of the PDA [...]

March 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

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