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October 2005

Baen to Publish Online SF Magazine

Baen Books, home of the famous Baen Free Library, will be publishing an online science fiction magazine in 2006. The magazine’s editor is SF author Eric Flint, who [...]

October 31, 2005 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XXIV

According to AintItCool, Fox has released a pre-special-FX buzz trailer for Eragon, the adaptation of Christopher Paolini’s best-selling novel. Oddly, the trailer is [...]

October 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Star Wars Episode III on DVD

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will be released on DVD on November 1st. Do you plan on buying it? [...]

October 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

Do Writers Bug You?

CoolSciFi links to an article at Holt Uncensored that lists Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do). Without reiterating it here, I do notice [...]

October 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits Part XXIII

SF author Jeff Vandermeer is having a Halloween Haiku Contest. (In an attempt to face my fear of poetry, I submitted an entry! Yay me.) The Dark Echo site has a new look and [...]

October 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

How Do You Decide What Book to Read?

A recent Book Standard article Anatomy of a Buzz: Does Getting Your Book on TV for a Few Seconds Boost Sales (If It’s on ‘Lost’)? asks whether TV [...]

October 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

One must understand…

how they work for you really to put a zombie in its place. Lets face it, zombies are darned terrifying critters, and if you get one of them time travelling nazi ones, you may [...]

October 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Eldest by Christopher Paolini

REVIEW SUMMARY: A much weaker book than Eragon. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: An inexperienced dragon-rider must train to become the warrior who will save all the land from an [...]

October 29, 2005 // 36 Comments

More of the Worst Jobs in Science

Do you still not like your current job? It could still be worse. Popular Science has listed the third annual list of The Worst Jobs in Science. [via SlashDot] No related [...]

October 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

The Man Who Fell to Earth…Again

SciFiWire is reporting that there will be a remake of the 1977 David Bowie film The Man Who Fell to Earth. What the article does not say is that the movies are based on the [...]

October 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XXII

Check out the Yoda Dance video which will be appearing as an Easter Egg on the Revenge of the Sith DVD. [via] The December release of Peter Jackson’s King Kong will be [...]

October 27, 2005 // 1 Comment

In Your Face, Blade Runner!

From Yahoo: Sci-fi buffs from around the world have voted cult TV series, “Firefly,” the world’s best space science fiction work ever in an international [...]

October 26, 2005 // 12 Comments

A Long Time Ago in a Museum Far, Far Away

George Lucas is opening the doors to Star Wars paraphernalia by providing sets, costumes and props from all six Star Wars movies to Boston’s Museum of Science. Pieces [...]

October 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

Film’s Most Shocking Moments

Premiere Magazine has posted their 25 Most Shocking Moments in Movie History. Moments of note include the movies: 25. Jaws 22. The Sixth Sense – “I see dead [...]

October 25, 2005 // 3 Comments

As the Ghibli Turns

Turner Classic Movies will be airing nine anime films from Hayao Miyazaki in January 2006. The Studio Ghibli productions include Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor [...]

October 25, 2005 // 3 Comments

Steam Wars

No, not another Star Wars parody. Steam Wars is a site that showcases some artwork depicting steam-driven robots. And who doesn’t like steam-driven robots? Seeing this [...]

October 25, 2005 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XXI

H.P. Lovecraft is not just Cthulhu! So says Robert Silverberg. Ideomancer has an interview with Stephen Baxter. The Alien Online has an update on Battlestar Galactica’s [...]

October 24, 2005 // 1 Comment

I Just Don’t Get Poetry

Will someone please tell me what the deal is with poetry? I just don’t get it. It always seems like poets just take a long sentence, write the words on different lines [...]

October 24, 2005 // 26 Comments

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