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December 2005

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

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 [...]

December 31, 2005 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits Part LVIII

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. [...]

December 28, 2005 // 0 Comments

BG Recap

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 [...]

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 [...]

December 27, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: World of Warcraft

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 [...]

December 27, 2005 // 4 Comments

Splurging For the Holidays

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 [...]

December 25, 2005 // 5 Comments

A Holiday Tale From Jeff VanderMeer

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 [...]

December 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Hammered by Elizabeth Bear

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 [...]

December 24, 2005 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Designated Targets by John Birmingham

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 [...]

December 23, 2005 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Weapons of Choice

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 [...]

December 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

Do You Have Reading Stamina?

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

December 23, 2005 // 1 Comment

Ursula K. LeGuin on Fantasy

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 [...]

December 22, 2005 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits Part LVII

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 [...]

December 22, 2005 // 6 Comments

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