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June 2006

SF Tidbits for 6/30/06

June 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Robert E. Howard Celebration Anthology Due

June 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Han Had A Shot First

June 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

Check out this rather scary 1979 Star Wars drunk driving PSA. Remember, friends don’t let Greedo shoot [...]

[UPDATED] RIP: Jim Baen

June 29, 2006 // 3 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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/29/06

June 29, 2006 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

SF Signal on Brain Parade

June 28, 2006 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/28/06

June 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

TRAILER: Spiderman 3

June 27, 2006 // 7 Comments

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 [...]

Do You Buy Science Fiction Books Overseas?

June 27, 2006 // 14 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/27/06

June 27, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Shambleau

June 26, 2006 // 3 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 [...]

POLL RESULTS: Book Remainders

June 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

UPDATED: EW’s “Must” List

June 25, 2006 // 4 Comments

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

SF Tidbits for 6/25/06

June 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Free Philip K. Dick Audiobook

June 24, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

REVIEW: Paragaea by Chris Roberson

June 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Superman Tidbits

June 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]
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