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May 2006

SF Tidbits for 5/31/06

May 31, 2006 // 5 Comments

Trailer: Ghost Rider starring Nicholas Cage. The release date of Superman Returns has been moved up to Wednesday, June 29. Also, there’s a new trailer. Joss Whedon will [...]

REVIEW: Castleview by Gene Wolfe

May 31, 2006 // 1 Comment

REVIEW SUMMARY: Classic Wolfe – a story set in modern times that manages to brings in tons of fantasy elements and still pulls off an amazing read. It’s part [...]

NOMINEES: 2006 Aurora Awards

May 31, 2006 // 2 Comments

Finalists for the 2006 Aurora Award, given to Canadian works in both French and English, were announced. Here are some of the nominees: BEST LONG-FORM WORK IN ENGLISH [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/30/06

May 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Batwoman is returning to the comics after a decades-long absence. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Dragon page interviews John Meaney, author of The [...]

REVIEW: Flaming London by Joe R. Lansdale

May 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Ned survives the ending of Zepplins West, and meets up with Mark Twain and Jules Verne to deal with pirates, martians, and time [...]

REVIEW: Evolution by Stephen Baxter

May 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Non-traditional story that is still interesting and worth reading. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The narrative surveys the most important steps of primate [...]

A Book on a Stick

May 30, 2006 // 6 Comments

File under: Useless Devices. Numley, a “Web 2.0 copyright and DRM (digital rights management) corporation”, has created a BookFob, a USB stick that contains [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/29/06

May 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

You want links to interviews? We got your links to interviews right here! Meme Therapy interviews Elizabeth Bear, author od Hammered/Scardown/Worldwired SF Site interviews [...]

POLL RESULTS: Your Favorite Marvel Superhero

May 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of the following is your favorite Marvel superhero? RESULTS (50 total votes) Looks like a dead heat between [...]

Stephen King Likes Robert Charles Wilson

May 28, 2006 // 8 Comments

For those who don’t know, Stephen King has been writing a column for Entertainment Weekly, the magazine in which (I think) JP likes to wrap dead fish before he steps on [...]

SF Signal Site Update

May 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

SF Signal. Tweaking ad-infinitum for your viewing pleasure!™ We tweaked the website a bit today. We moved the newsfeeds to a more visible location inside its very own [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/27/06

May 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

The Book Standard reviews Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly. It’s not pretty. Gamer John Scalzo thinks John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War would make a great video [...]

REVIEW: Macrolife by George Zebrowski

May 26, 2006 // 4 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Zebrowski has great ideas and you can instantly tell they are well thought-out and advanced. Unfortunately there is no real story and as a result it reads [...]

Superman Returns Thoughts

May 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

So I was flipping through channels last night and happened to settle on INHD’s In Theaters trailer program. They happened to be showing a trailer (trailer #1 at the [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/25/06

May 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

Anne McCaffrey’s The Dragonriders of Pern will be adapted for the big screen. Neil Gaiman’s Coraline, still headed for the big screen, now has Dakota Fanning and [...]

Are You a Literary Snob?

May 25, 2006 // 13 Comments

An Asimov’s forum post pointed me to an interesting essay by Peter Watts called Margaret Atwood and the Hierarchy of Contempt in which he talks about Atwood’s [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/24/06

May 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

Here’s a Wired article by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rogers on The Myth of Superman. (You may also want to check out The Man From Krypton by BenBella Book, essays on the Man [...]
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