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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

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