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March 2006

SF Tidbits for 3/30/06

A Gallery of Sound Effect Balloons from the Batman TV series. Genetopia author Keith Brooke reminisces about John Christopher’s Tripods Trilogy. Humor piece from the [...]

March 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Star Wars Kid Goes to Court

The Canadian teen who came to be known as The Star Wars Kid is headed to court. He rose to fame because of a video his peers released on the Internet which showed him acting [...]

March 29, 2006 // 4 Comments

The 25 Most Important Science Fiction Films

As a companion to the article on the 50th anniversary of Forbidden Planet, the Houston Chronicle also lists The 25 Most Important Science Fiction Films (according to the [...]

March 29, 2006 // 7 Comments

SF Tidbits for 3/29/06

It’s the 50th anniversary of the film Forbidden Planet. Vernor “Singularity” Vinge considers the Internet of 2025. [via The Other Here] Richard Dean [...]

March 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 3/27/06

RIP: Stanislaw Lem. [via Locus Online] Wired list the The Best Sci-Fi Concept Albums. [via Big Dumb Object] A history of the British Science Fiction Book Club. [via HubBub] [...]

March 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

Heat Vision And Jack

Heat Vision and Jack was a pilot for a FOX TV show done in 1999 byt Ben Stiller. It stars Jack Black as an astronaut on the run from NASA and the evil Ron Silver, played by [...]

March 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

POLL RESULTS: Objectivity in Reviewing

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Do you think it’s possible for a book reviewer to remain objective if he or she has received the book for [...]

March 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

Are Media Tie-In Novels Trash?

Over at Emerald City, author Karen Traviss explains why she writes Star Wars novels. In the article she voices the widespread belief that “media tie-ins are [...]

March 26, 2006 // 13 Comments

Judging a Book by Its Cover

Booksquare points to Publisher’s Weekly article “Judging a Book By Its Cover” which tells us that (surprise, surprise) covers matter. I love science fiction [...]

March 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

More Genre Stuff on NPR

I stumbled across an sf-related NPR link and thought it might be time to follow up last year’s post Genre Stuff on NPR. The topic of “The Interplay of Science and [...]

March 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 3/24/06

Peter Jackson’s King Kong will be the first title available from Universal Pictures’ upcoming download-to-own service. [via SciFi Wire] Minnesota Stories [...]

March 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: River of Gods by Ian McDonald

REVIEW SUMMARY: A novel that’s thought-provoking, literary and entertaining despite a slow start. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The story of several characters during a [...]

March 24, 2006 // 7 Comments

SF Tidbits for 3/23/06

According to Variety, Universal has picked up the rights to adapt Alfred Bester’s sf classic The Stars My Destination. [via Cinematical] A Serenity system map. 42 [...]

March 23, 2006 // 1 Comment

Two Cool Anthologies on the Horizon

Kathryn Cramer shows off the covers of some nifty-sounding anthologies that she and hubby David G. Hartwell have edited. The first, due in April 2006, is The Science Fiction [...]

March 23, 2006 // 1 Comment

EW’s Top 25 Worst Sequels

Entertainment Weekly has identified 25 of the Worst Movie Sequels Ever Made. There are more than a few sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies that made the list. Staying Alive [...]

March 23, 2006 // 12 Comments

SF Tidbits for 3/22/06

Sci Fi meets Shakespeare in Return to the Forbidden Planet. Listen to Cory Doctorow’s Guest of Honor speech from Boskone. Firefly‘s Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth [...]

March 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

TOC: Year’s Best SF 11

Mmmmm…short stories… Here is the Table of Contents for the upcoming sf anthology Year’s Best SF 11 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. [...]

March 22, 2006 // 0 Comments

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