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September 2005

I Am A Leaf On The Wind Or, Review: Serenity

September 30, 2005 // 9 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: This is what a SF movie should be. Anyone who enjoys a good movie should see Serenity, not just Firefly fans. MY RATING: PROS: Strong characters, believable [...]

A Little Smallville Never Hurt Anybody

September 30, 2005 // 2 Comments

I watched the season premiere of Smallville last night. (The wife Season-Passes it on Tivo – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.) A coworker [...]

SF Tidbits Part XIV

September 29, 2005 // 6 Comments

Welcome to another installment of SF Tidbits! SciFi has an interview with the cast and creator of Serenity. A Time magazine article, The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth, [...]

Foxit PDF Reader

September 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

I’m not saying that the PDF document format sucks, but it does. OK, maybe I am saying that. The point is that my biggest gripe with PDF is the slow load times and [...]

Orson Scott Card’s New Web Mag

September 29, 2005 // 2 Comments

Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, due in October, is a new web-based magazine put together by the sf author himself. The mag proposes to “really use [...]

Top 50 SciFi Shows

September 27, 2005 // 27 Comments

Boston.com ran a list of Top 50 SciFi TV Shows of All Time. Save yourself the Next-Button-thon…here’s the [...]

REVIEW: Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds

September 26, 2005 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Another excellent book by Alastair Reynolds. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 23rd century archaeologist Verity Auger meets up with Detective Floyd in an alternate [...]

POLL RESULTS: 2005 Fall TV Season (Part 1)

September 26, 2005 // 1 Comment

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of the following 2005 TV shows pique your interest? RESULTS (475 total votes) Price Waterhouse has verified [...]

SFSignal Update

September 22, 2005 // 22 Comments

Just a quick update to let all our readers know what is going on regarding posting over the next week or so. As you may or may not know, the majority of posters to this site [...]

Firefly Soundtrack

September 21, 2005 // 4 Comments

Has now been released by Fox. It’s a downloadabe ‘ealbum’ and costs $10. You can also listen to each track. I will say that, aside from the opening theme, I [...]

Google Sued for Copyright Infringment

September 21, 2005 // 5 Comments

From Yahoo: An organization of more than 8,000 authors accused Google Inc. Tuesday of “massive copyright infringement,” saying the powerful Internet search engine [...]

Free Audio Excerpts

September 21, 2005 // 1 Comment

Holtzbrinck Podcasts is offering free audio excerpts of some Tor titles as well as titles from other publishers. This week’s 26-minute podcast features the science [...]

Wal*Mart to Sell Episode III w/ Bonus DVD

September 20, 2005 // 1 Comment

Not that I troll Star Wars sites or anything, but TheForce.net is reporting that Walmart will be selling Revenge of the SIth with an exclusive but undescribed bonus disc [...]

SF Tidbits Part XIII

September 18, 2005 // 4 Comments

Welcome to another installment of SF Tidbits! A 1991 article: Christianity In the Science Fiction of “Cordwainer Smith”. [Link via Speculative Catholic] The L.A. [...]

REVIEW: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

September 17, 2005 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A modern-day Alice in Wonderland story with solid imagery and interesting plot. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Richard is a young office worker in London who goes [...]

Book Store Splurge

September 16, 2005 // 5 Comments

Half Price Books is having a 20% off sale this weekend, which means, mathematically speaking, that it’s more like 60%-Off Books. As if I needed another reason to dump [...]

New SF On TV

September 16, 2005 // 10 Comments

I finally decided to post my impressions of the new crop of upcoming SF TV shows, if no other reason than to stop John’s incessant whining about when I would write [...]

Paperback Swap

September 15, 2005 // 3 Comments

A new website called PaperbackSwap promises to build the largest library in the world. It’s an online book club where you list books you want to trade to get credits [...]
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