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May 2005

2050: The Year of the Brain Download

Maybe we’re not too far off from the future imagined by Altered Carbon and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. From CNN: By the middle of the 21st century it will be [...]

May 31, 2005 // 5 Comments

Another Firefly Fan

Longtime SF Signal groupie James of Big Dumb Object has finally gotten around to watching Firefly. And he likes it! Even if it took him a seven–part review to realize [...]

May 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

The Important Films

Matthew M. Foster, freelance film critic and film historian, offers up a list of The Important Films. Even better us sf fans, he gives a closer look at important science [...]

May 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

A SF Fan and His Parents

Daniel M. Kimmel, a Boston-based film critic, has an article over at Emerald City about how he bacame a science fiction fan even without direct encouragement from his [...]

May 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Counterfeit Kings by Adam Connell

REVIEW SUMMARY: Refreshingly gritty story in which I could not get fully immersed. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: After a failed assassination attempt, the King goes into hiding [...]

May 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

POLL RESULTS: 2005 Summer Movies

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of the following upcoming summer movies are you most eagerly anticipating? RESULTS (39 total [...]

May 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

What’s Your Guilty Pleasure?

I’m not a reading snob. I’ve talked before about the guilty pleasures of reading: I do enjoy the guilty pleasures of reading. While reading literary works make me [...]

May 29, 2005 // 1 Comment

The Unfortunate Fate of eBooks

Check out this PDF Zone article called Book Publishing Is Foundering for Good Reason which talks about the doom of eBooks. With 2 pros and 8 cons, the bottom line opinion is: [...]

May 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

More Info on Serenity Comic

Here’s some behind-the-scenes info on tha making of the Serenity comic available in July. The link also has a sneak [...]

May 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

The Future of TV

Conan O’Brien has written a humorous preview into the future of television. An excerpt: TiVo, the digital recorder with a brain, will continue to evolve with alarming [...]

May 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Robert A. Heinlein Centennial

July 7, 2007 will be 100 years since the birth of Robert A. Heinlein. Let’s Party! Heinlein Continental, Inc., a non-profit organization, is organizing the Robert A. [...]

May 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Bit Torrent Users Beware

A Wired article details some legal action taken against Bit Torrent site administrators and users. Acting on detailed information provided by the motion picture industry, [...]

May 26, 2005 // 2 Comments

The Laws of Science Fiction Writing

BoingBoing posted a link to stencils of famous science fiction authors. Ho-hum. More interesting to me was the website’s pointer to The Laws of Science Fiction Writing. [...]

May 26, 2005 // 13 Comments

The Science Fiction Renaissance

A new FelixOnline article, The Science Fiction Renaissance, referring to the plethora of science fiction movies asks, “Why are we seeing this new wave of science [...]

May 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

One for Bruce Campbell Fans

As reported in the Houston Chronicle, Bruce Campbell is promoting a book, Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. His promotional tour stops in Houston on July 6. In addition to [...]

May 26, 2005 // 1 Comment

On Reviewing Science Fiction

Since I’ve been reviewing books for some time, I think it’s long overdue that I let people know (1) exactly what criteria are used to get a book’s rating, [...]

May 24, 2005 // 17 Comments

Now With More Girl Genius

Fans of Phil abd Kaja Foglio (as seen in Dragon Magazine’s What’s New? comic) can now rejoice as their Girl Genius comic is now online. It looks like they are [...]

May 24, 2005 // 1 Comment

Book Publishing Stats

SF/BoingBoing author Cory Doctorow talks a bit about the state of the publishing industry based on same statistics from the Book Industry Study Group. The number of books [...]

May 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

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