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February 2006

SF Tidbits for 2/28/06

How much do think S&H costs on an $18,000 replica of the robot from the Lost in Space? Battlestar Galactica goes collectable card game. Karl Schroeder discusses the [...]

February 28, 2006 // 8 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/27/06

Max Barry’s Jennifer Government is apparently being made into a film. John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War is being added to the curriculum at Clarkson University. [...]

February 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

Is Film a Poor Medium for Science Fiction?

In his Wired article Forget Film, Games Do Sci-Fi Best, Clive Thompson claims that the Star Wars universe is better realized in games than in the movies. I tend to agree with [...]

February 27, 2006 // 17 Comments

REVIEW: Treason by Orson Scott Card

[Editor’s Note: The following review is by guest reviewer Chris Hibbard.] REVIEW SUMMARY: The new material in this reprint does not add anything significant to the [...]

February 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

POLL RESULTS: The Coolest Starship Crew

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Forgetting what some quiz says, to which starship crew do you want to belong? RESULTS (55 total votes) Be sure to [...]

February 27, 2006 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/26/06

It’s time to play Tom Baker Says! [via Chris Roberson] A Wired article on Richard Linklater and A Scanner Darkly [via Cinematical] An interview with Mumpsimus Matthew [...]

February 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/24/06

Spiderman 3 promotional photo. [via Cinematical] A bunch of brief Jack Vance reviews. The first 42 pages of the 2004 graphic novel based on L. Neil Smith’s novel The [...]

February 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

SFWA Nebula Awards Final Ballot

The final ballot for the SFWA Nebula Awards has been posted. (And I am confused. The post says they are the 2005 Nebulas. Is this a typo? Last year’s awards, held in [...]

February 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/23/06

SmartPop Books is readying a Battlestar Galactica media tie-in book and is showing off the early cover. Jeff VanderMeer interviews Tobias Buckell. [via John Scalzi] Quiz: [...]

February 23, 2006 // 0 Comments

Free Fiction From Cosmos

Australian magazine Cosmos is making its science fiction stories available online. Titles up so far: “The Many-Body Problem” by Andrew Sullivan “Angel of [...]

February 23, 2006 // 0 Comments

Masters of Science Fiction on Network TV!

Cinescape and are reporting that ABC has given the go ahead for a new anthology series called Masters of Science Fiction. The show will feature stories based on the [...]

February 23, 2006 // 1 Comment

iBooks Goes Belly-Up

It looks like ibooks, publisher of genre fiction (among other things) has filed for bankruptcy. This is troublesome for many reasons, mostly dealing with one less avenue of [...]

February 22, 2006 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/21/06

Empire Magazine has posted images of their upcoming X-Men 3 special covers. [via SciFi Brain] Ving Rhames will co-star in the Aquaman premiere playing McCaffery, a lighthouse [...]

February 21, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton

REVIEW SUMMARY: Not bad, but did not meet my high expectations. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The Commonwealth defends itself against the hostile alien Primes and looks for the [...]

February 21, 2006 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/20/06

The 40th anniversary of Star Trek will be celebrated at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame. This week in SciFiWeekly: An interview with John Scalzi, author of Old [...]

February 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

Book Length: The Long and Short of It

I find that length is a book characteristic whose variety keeps interest levels up. Or, put another way, I like to switch between reading shorter stories or books with longer [...]

February 20, 2006 // 0 Comments

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