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April 2006

SF Tidbits for 4/30/06

New trailer available for Studio Ghibli’s Tales of Earthsea. [via Ian McDonald] 10 Things Teenage Writers Should Know About Writing by John Scalzi. The May “Young [...]

April 30, 2006 // 1 Comment

TOC: Best Short Novels: 2006

Yet another TOC… Jonathan Strahan has announced the (mostly complete) table of contents for his upcomingh anthology Best Short Novels: 2006 to be published by the [...]

April 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

REVIEW SUMMARY: Some well-tread sf tropes packaged into an entertaining story. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Human ex-agent Frank Compton is hired by the mechanical Spiders to [...]

April 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Earth Abides by George R Stewart

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 99% of the Earth’s population is wiped out in two weeks thanks to a pandemic plague (origin unknown.) The action centers around a survivor [...]

April 29, 2006 // 9 Comments

10 Most Disgusting Movie Moments

From the April 2006 issue of SciFi Magazine: 10 Most Disgusting Movie Moments Scanners (1981) – Exploding Head. The Fly (1986) – BrundleFly, The Enzyme Guy. Bad [...]

April 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 4/28/06

Upcoming movies based on Marvel Comics: Iron Man and Hulk 2. Subterranean Press will be releasing a heavily-illustrated book written by Tim Powers: The Properties of Rooftop [...]

April 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Learning The World by Ken Macleod

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The generational ship But The Sky, My Lady! The Sky! is on a mission to colonize a new solar system for humanity. Upon arrival, they discover one [...]

April 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Starship: Mutiny by Mike Resnick

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Commander Wilson Cole, decorated hero of the Republic (not that one either), is transfered to the Teddy Roosevelt out on the fringes of the galaxy. [...]

April 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

Upcoming Sci Fi Channel Updates

A couple of Sci Fi Channel bits for you today. First up, Sci Fi will be launching Pulse, their broadband-centered site for SF content. It looks like they will be taking the [...]

April 27, 2006 // 4 Comments

More Dick In The Theaters

PKD seems to still be a hot commodity amongst the Hollywood types. Not only is A Scanner Darkly being released soon, now word is that Nic Cage will be starring in the movie [...]

April 27, 2006 // 5 Comments

H.P. Lovecraft, Headbanger

An fun article at Burlington Free Press talks about books that have inspired heavy metal music. Headbangers, it seems, make ardent readers. Many of them base their music on [...]

April 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 4/27/06

InstaPundit‘s Glenn and Helen podcast-interview Vernor Vinge who talks about the Singularity and his new book, Rainbows End. [via PajamasMedia] Serenity‘s Morena [...]

April 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

Battlestar Galactica Prequel

[Updated with newly-available SciFi Channel link.] The SCiFi Channel has announced a new prequel series to Battlestar Galactica. The prequel, called Caprica, is set 50 years [...]

April 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Last Sons (DC Universe) by Alan Grant

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Superman, Martian Manhunter and the intergalactic bounty hunter (all last sons of their respective races) all come together when confronted by an [...]

April 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 4/26/06

Two updates on the latest adaptation of Richard Matheson’s awesome book I am Legend: one from SciFiWire, one from Empire Magazine. [via Big Dumb Object] New animated [...]

April 26, 2006 // 6 Comments

Meet The Author

MeetTheAuthor allows you to see and hear your favorite authors in short clips where they discuss one of their titles. The science fiction selection is a bit sparse at the [...]

April 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

EW Reviews Fantasy

The April 28/May 5 issue of Entertainment Weekly offers some brief reviews of fantasy books. Here’s a snippet. In the Eye of Heaven by David Keck Lowdown: Though [...]

April 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

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