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October 2005

Baen to Publish Online SF Magazine

October 31, 2005 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits Part XXIV

October 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

POLL RESULTS: Star Wars Episode III on DVD

October 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

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? [...]

Do Writers Bug You?

October 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

SF Tidbits Part XXIII

October 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

How Do You Decide What Book to Read?

October 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

One must understand…

October 29, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Eldest by Christopher Paolini

October 29, 2005 // 36 Comments

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 [...]

More of the Worst Jobs in Science

October 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Man Who Fell to Earth…Again

October 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits Part XXII

October 27, 2005 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

In Your Face, Blade Runner!

October 26, 2005 // 12 Comments

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 [...]

A Long Time Ago in a Museum Far, Far Away

October 26, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Film’s Most Shocking Moments

October 25, 2005 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

As the Ghibli Turns

October 25, 2005 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

Steam Wars

October 25, 2005 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits Part XXI

October 24, 2005 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

I Just Don’t Get Poetry

October 24, 2005 // 26 Comments

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 [...]
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