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November 2005

The Science of Aliens

Check out this ForteanTimes article The Science of Aliens. (Register or use BugmeNot.) It’s based on an exhibit from London’s Science Museum and talks about the [...]

November 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XLI

Out of the Crooked Timber hosted a seminar with Susanna Clarke, author of the Hugo Award winning Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. Read a PDF transcript. [via Locus Online] [...]

November 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

Gardner Dozois’ Future Projects

SF author and editor Gardner Dozois is not resting on his laurels since stepping down as editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine. As SciFiWire reports, in addition [...]

November 30, 2005 // 1 Comment

New Ways of Selling TV and Books?

There’s a well-written New York Magazine piece on how the face of network television is changing which has this to say about Firefly: All of which leads to an enticing [...]

November 29, 2005 // 1 Comment

Lewis Opposed Live-Action Narnia

Did you know C.S. Lewis opposed a live action version of Narnia? In a newly published letter written in 1959 to BBC producer Lance Sieveking, Lewis says: [...]

November 29, 2005 // 3 Comments

Cthulhu Family Circus

Not that BoingBoing needs any more repeaters, but when they posted something that fits perfectly in our Cthulhu category, like a link to the Cthulhu Family Circus, it’s [...]

November 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Cancelled TV Shows

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Of the following cancelled TV shows, which is your favorite? RESULTS (77 total [...]

November 28, 2005 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XL

Robert Collins’s Top 10 dystopian novels at The Guardian. Interesting factoid noticed by Gregory Benford (who has a new official website): Four of the last five Hugo [...]

November 27, 2005 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits Part XXXIX

Novelhead has a brief history on the naming of the science fiction genre. (And also a creepy story called “So a Woman Walks into a Bar…“) Joshua Newman at [...]

November 25, 2005 // 2 Comments

Locus Magazine Subscriptions: Get One!

I’m not sure of a simpler way to say this: if you like reading science fiction or fantasy, you will like Locus Magazine. I’ve been a subscriber for a little over [...]

November 23, 2005 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits Part XXXVIII

John C. Wright is working on Null-A Continuum, a sequel to A.E. van Vogt’s The Players of Null-A. Jonathan Strahan wonders if the future of short fiction begins with [...]

November 23, 2005 // 1 Comment

Amazon Offering Wiki Functionality

Amazon now offers the ability of customers to add content about the purchased product. A new ProductWiki link appears on each product page allowing customers to collaborate [...]

November 23, 2005 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits Part XXXVII

George Lucas is interviewed by the Hollywood Reporter. [via Cinematical, who summarizes his piracy opinions] SF/F Book sales have climbed 8.5% in the last 5 years. [via [...]

November 22, 2005 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits Part XXXVI

Lost goes mobile! Christopher Priest’s 1996 novel, The Prestige, is being made into a movie starring Batman, Wolverine and David Bowie. “Just Like the Ones We [...]

November 21, 2005 // 2 Comments

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