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January 2006

SF Tidbits for 1/31/06

Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas discuss Snow Crash. Author Scott Westerfeld (The Risen Empire, The Killing of Worlds) is profiled in the Melbourne Age newspaper. [via John [...]

January 31, 2006 // 0 Comments

Some Future SF Book Titles

One of the nice things about Locus Magazine is the People and Publishing section which lists “book sales” and “books delivered”. The January 2006 [...]

January 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

There’s a New Google Toolbar in Town

Google will soon be releasing an updated version of their awesome Google Toolbar. For now you can download the beta New features include: Adding custom button – This [...]

January 30, 2006 // 2 Comments


Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of the following should win the 2005 BSFA Award for best novel? RESULTS (16 total votes) Voter turnout was [...]

January 30, 2006 // 10 Comments

2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Learning The World by Ken MacLeod Pushing Ice by Alastair Reynolds Air by [...]

January 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

Locus 2005 Recommended Reading List

I always look forward to getting the next issue of Locus magazine in the mail, even if it does come late. But I anticipate the February issue even more because it contains [...]

January 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Platinum Pohl by Frederik Pohl

REVIEW SUMMARY: A worthy career-spanning retrospective. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A collection of thirty short fiction pieces from Frederik Pohl’s 50-plus-year career. [...]

January 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

Dune Ride-Along

Authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are in the midst of writing Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune, the two-volume chronological grand climax to the Dune Saga [...]

January 28, 2006 // 0 Comments


SnapShirts is a service that makes T-shirts using tag words. They will even troll your blog (or any website) and find commonly used words. So, natch, I plugged in SF [...]

January 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/28/06

The Nameless One finally achieves the recognition he deserves: It’s the Cthulhu Antenna Ball! Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Chris Roberson and Andrew Wheeler discuss the life [...]

January 28, 2006 // 1 Comment

SF Signal Fanboys Getting Their Props

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I secretly have my fingers crossed that SF Signal will grab a mention in Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best Science Fiction [...]

January 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

Star Trek At Home

Literally. This guy built his home theater room as a replica of the bridge of the Enterprise from the original series. This is scary impressive. Now, I’m not that big [...]

January 27, 2006 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/26/06

Here’s what happens when you mash Depeche Mode and Tron. [via Transbuddha] Showtime renews Masters Of Horror. The official title of the third X-Men movie is X-Men: The [...]

January 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

New Earth-Like Planet Discovered

Cool news from Astronomers announced today the discovery of what is possibly the smallest planet known outside our solar system orbiting a normal star. Its orbit [...]

January 25, 2006 // 2 Comments

The Theory Of LOST?

Andrew at the appropriately named 4815162342 website for LOST fans, has posted his Ultimate Theory on just WTF is going on on LOST. It involves, magnatisim, satellites, [...]

January 25, 2006 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/25/06

After realizing that the use of Roman numerals was waaaay past pretentious, I used regular numbers for SF Tidbits 70. But then Tim had an idea even more ingenious; an idea so [...]

January 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Prodigy by Dave Kalstein

REVIEW SUMMARY: A worthwhile near-future science fiction thriller. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: An unlikely pair of students from a prestigious school that educates via [...]

January 24, 2006 // 7 Comments

Best Bets for Movies in 2006

CNN picks the best movies for 2006, dividing the choices into tiers. “Can’t Miss” movies include: Superman Returns (June 30) X3 (May 26) Pirates of the [...]

January 24, 2006 // 7 Comments

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