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January 2006

SF Tidbits for 1/31/06

January 31, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Some Future SF Book Titles

January 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

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

There’s a New Google Toolbar in Town

January 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 // 10 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 [...]

2006 Arthur C. Clarke Award Nominees

January 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Locus 2005 Recommended Reading List

January 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

REVIEW: Platinum Pohl by Frederik Pohl

January 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

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. [...]

Dune Ride-Along

January 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 // 2 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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/28/06

January 28, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

SF Signal Fanboys Getting Their Props

January 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Star Trek At Home

January 27, 2006 // 5 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/26/06

January 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

New Earth-Like Planet Discovered

January 25, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

The Theory Of LOST?

January 25, 2006 // 5 Comments

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, [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/25/06

January 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Prodigy by Dave Kalstein

January 24, 2006 // 7 Comments

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 [...]

Best Bets for Movies in 2006

January 24, 2006 // 7 Comments

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 [...]
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