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June 2006

SF Tidbits for 6/30/06

New Gutenberg fiction: “Space Tug” by Murray Leinster. Neal Asher talks on Forbidden Planet’s blog. [via Big Dumb Object] Vernor Vinge on computers, freedom [...]

June 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

Robert E. Howard Celebration Anthology Due

We recently mentioned how Cross Plains, Texas, was celebrating the 100th birthday of Robert E. Howard, author of the Conan books. Now there’s official word from Chris [...]

June 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Han Had A Shot First

Check out this rather scary 1979 Star Wars drunk driving PSA. Remember, friends don’t let Greedo shoot first. No related [...]

June 29, 2006 // 0 Comments


Sad news, folks. Publisher Jim Baen has pased away. Through the Baen Free Library, Jim proved that free (and DRM-free, too!) e-books do indeed help print sales. Stop by and [...]

June 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/29/06

Revolution SF reviews John Picacio‘s art book Cover Story. They also have posted a gallery of Picacio’s work. I thumbed through this while at Borderlands [...]

June 29, 2006 // 4 Comments

SF Signal on Brain Parade

Here’s the height of irony. The cast of SF Signal is being featured on MemeTherapy‘s Brain Parade feature. And by “cast” I apparently mean [...]

June 28, 2006 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/28/06

SciFi Wire profiles Paul Park, whose well-received novel A Princess of Roumania was just nominated for a Sidewise Award. The second in the series, The Tourmaline, is due out [...]

June 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

TRAILER: Spiderman 3

The very first teaser trailer of Spiderman 3 is available. Like any reasonable teaser trailer, it shows very little but really fires up the old blood. And Lowell as the [...]

June 27, 2006 // 7 Comments

Do You Buy Science Fiction Books Overseas?

Pyr editor Lou Anders has posted an appeal to U.S. readers to buy American (or both American and U.K.): [I]f you live here in North American, can I ask you a favor, on behalf [...]

June 27, 2006 // 14 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/27/06

Scott Westerfeld’s young adult novel Uglies (first in a trilogy that is followed by Pretties and Specials) has been optioned by Hollywood. Now, if only we can convince [...]

June 27, 2006 // 2 Comments


BBC 7 is airing an audio rendition of “Shambleau” by C.L. Moore in three, 30-minute parts. The story is about “a space bounty-hunter who lives to regret [...]

June 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Book Remainders

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION How much of your book purchasing is made up of book remainders? (Note: not used books) RESULTS (28 total votes) Be [...]

June 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

UPDATED: EW’s “Must” List

UPDATE: Whoops! Forgot one: The “Must” Audiobook. The latest Entertainment Weekly (double issue #884/#885), which contains their “Must List”, contains [...]

June 25, 2006 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/25/06

William Shatner is the guest of honor at Comedy Central‘s next Celebrity Roast, premiering Sunday, August 20. [via Trek Today] The Top 10 Classic SF Lines As Written by [...]

June 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

Free Philip K. Dick Audiobook

Wonder Audiobooks is promoting the audio anthology Among The Aliens by providing the free audio story “Beyond Lies The Wub” by Philip K. Dick. The impressive [...]

June 24, 2006 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Paragaea by Chris Roberson

REVIEW SUMMARY: A contemporary pulp adventure that injects some fun back into the genre. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Retro-style adventure story in which cosmonaut Leena [...]

June 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

Superman Tidbits

As is the way, stories are surfacing related to an upcoming summer blockbuster. Here are a few items that have cropped up thanks to next week’s release of Superman [...]

June 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

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