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April 2006

SF Tidbits for 4/30/06

April 30, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

TOC: Best Short Novels: 2006

April 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

April 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Earth Abides by George R Stewart

April 29, 2006 // 9 Comments

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 [...]

10 Most Disgusting Movie Moments

April 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 4/28/06

April 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Learning The World by Ken Macleod

April 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Starship: Mutiny by Mike Resnick

April 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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. [...]

Upcoming Sci Fi Channel Updates

April 27, 2006 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

More Dick In The Theaters

April 27, 2006 // 5 Comments

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 [...]

H.P. Lovecraft, Headbanger

April 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 4/27/06

April 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

Battlestar Galactica Prequel

April 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

[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 [...]

REVIEW: Last Sons (DC Universe) by Alan Grant

April 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 4/26/06

April 26, 2006 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

Meet The Author

April 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

EW Reviews Fantasy

April 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]
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