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SF Tidbits for 3/27/06

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

3 Comments on SF Tidbits for 3/27/06

  1. re SciFi concept albums: All of Coheed and Cambria’s albums are parts of a larger overall story set in another world, complete with spaceships, antagonists with a thirst for universal domiation, prophecies, and angelic over-beings. It’s very complicated (and the especially convoluted lyrics don’t really help), but there are forums on the band’s web site and even comics to help you with the story line. They sound kind of like a modern day Rush without the amazing technical prowess. A lot of people write them off as a crappy emo-pop-punk band with a high-pitched singer without knowing anything about the amazing story behind every song, the structure of every album, and even the interplay between albums to make an overarching narrative. I can understand how one could have a problem appreciating the storytelling if they didn’t like the music, though.

  2. It just goes to show you that writers don’t know jack about acting.

  3. What, no place for Blows Against the Empire by Jefferson Starship? It even got nominated for a Hugo.

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