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December 2005

We’re Back! From Spaaaaaaace! (Updated!)

December 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

If you can read this, then the newly ported SF Signal is working. Yay us! We now continue with our regularly scheduled program… UPDATE: There is still some space dust [...]

SF Tidbits Part LVIII

December 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

The most-missed series in the UK is Star Trek (original series) [via The Great Link] SF author Jeff VanderMeer chats with James Patrick Kelly about his recent release, Burn. [...]

BG Recap

December 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Ready for the second half of Battlestar Galactica Season 2 on January 9th? (What’s up with series-splitting, anyway? Where are the days when TV seasons started in [...]

Cyberia

December 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

Douglas Rushkoff has made available hos 1994 book Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace available online. Publishers Weekly describes it thusly: This heady report takes [...]

REVIEW: World of Warcraft

December 27, 2005 // 4 Comments

While the World of Warcraft (WoW) servers are down for schedule maintenance, I’ll take this short break to write up my thoughts about this game. I know WoW has been out [...]

Splurging For the Holidays

December 25, 2005 // 5 Comments

The holidays can be a stressful time of the year what with all the holiday shopping, the crowds, the family arguments, renewals of restraining orders… When I went [...]

A Holiday Tale From Jeff VanderMeer

December 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

Author Jeff VanderMeer has posted his story Experiment #25 From The Book Of Winter: The Croc And You on his weblog. A ‘sort of’ holiday tale that is. Read and [...]

REVIEW: Hammered by Elizabeth Bear

December 24, 2005 // 1 Comment

REVIEW SUMMARY: Complex plotting and characters expertly handled. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Former Canadian Special Forces operative Jenny Casey hunts for a murderer and the [...]

REVIEW: Designated Targets by John Birmingham

December 23, 2005 // 5 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A much better effort than the previous book in the series, Birmingham delivers with this well-connected story. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The task force from [...]

REVIEW: Weapons of Choice

December 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Almost two separate books: the first part is gratuitous and hard to follow but the second is very solid. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In a reprise of other [...]

Do You Have Reading Stamina?

December 23, 2005 // 1 Comment

From a BBC article, Teenagers ‘Lack Reading Stamina’: A lack of exposure to novels at school is leaving teenagers with little “reading stamina”, a [...]

Ursula K. LeGuin on Fantasy

December 22, 2005 // 0 Comments

Ursula LeGuin is profiled at The Guardian where she talks about Harry Potter, the scifi Channel adaptation of Earthsea, Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, gender and race in her fiction [...]

SF Tidbits Part LVII

December 22, 2005 // 6 Comments

Time Magazine has listed Kelly Link’s Magic for Beginners as one of the Top 5 Fiction Books of 2005. [via Locus Online] Will there be a Back to the Future 4? Battlestar [...]
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