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May 2006

SF Tidbits for 5/31/06

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 [...]

May 31, 2006 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Castleview by Gene Wolfe

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 [...]

May 31, 2006 // 1 Comment

NOMINEES: 2006 Aurora Awards

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 [...]

May 31, 2006 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/30/06

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 [...]

May 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Flaming London by Joe R. Lansdale

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 [...]

May 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Evolution by Stephen Baxter

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 [...]

May 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

A Book on a Stick

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 [...]

May 30, 2006 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/29/06

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 [...]

May 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Your Favorite Marvel Superhero

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 [...]

May 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

Stephen King Likes Robert Charles Wilson

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 [...]

May 28, 2006 // 8 Comments

SF Signal Site Update

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 [...]

May 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 5/27/06

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 [...]

May 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Macrolife by George Zebrowski

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 [...]

May 26, 2006 // 4 Comments

Superman Returns Thoughts

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 [...]

May 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/25/06

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 [...]

May 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

Are You a Literary Snob?

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 [...]

May 25, 2006 // 13 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/24/06

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 [...]

May 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

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