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August 2006

REVIEW: The Crooked Letter by Sean Williams

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The death of Seth Castillo, and his separation from his twin brother Hadrian, sets into motion a terrible cataclysm on Earth. MY REVIEW: PROS: Non-standard [...]

August 31, 2006 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 8/31/06

Tobias Buckell shows off the cool Todd Lockwood cover of Ragamuffin, sequel to his debut novel Crystal Rain. MetaxuCafe examines the work of Paolo Bacigalupi. David Louis [...]

August 31, 2006 // 4 Comments

Of SF, Kids And Outreach

Thanks to Harlan Ellison, the SF blogosphere is awash with reactions to the Harlan Ellison Grope. It seems that almost everyone has something to say about Ellison, with [...]

August 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 4

OK, the remaining WorldCon driblets will soon fall beneath my radar from sheer overexposure. But! There are still worthwhile reflections from sf/f author Steven Brust and [...]

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Do You Read Young Adult Fiction?

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer: Teen books can be great reading for adults, too. [via The Journal of a Writer] Quoth the article: “Young adult” is the [...]

August 30, 2006 // 11 Comments

Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 3

Hey, can I help it if interesting commentary keeps trickling in? Check out these by Lou Anders, Mark Kelly, George R.R. Martin and John Picacio. Also, John Joseph Adams has [...]

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/30/06

Cynical-C has the YouTube videos of The Stars Wars Holiday Special featuring Bea Arthur (Of course!), Art Carney (Naturally!) and, inevitably, Harvey Korman. Perhaps [...]

August 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

Variable Star Website

Variable Star, the science fiction novel conceived by Robert A. Heinlein and completed by Spider Robinson, has its own website. The site offers excerpts – 2 chapters [...]

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

UPDATE: Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 2

UPDATE: Added link to Ellison fan reactions. What I thought would be the last batch of WorldCon updates wasn’t. As attendees and winners have returned home, they have [...]

August 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/29/06

Vernor Vinge is writing a sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. [via Big Blog of Cheese via Rick Kleffel] Are you looking to become a writer? The Publishing Spot has a roundup [...]

August 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

UPDATED: More 2006 WorldCon Coverage

UPDATE: More interesting refelctions trickling in. Since I labeled this one the “last” one, I’ll just update this post. Here’s the last batch of [...]

August 28, 2006 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/28/06

Futurama does opera. (A going away gift for Scott.) Two enjoyable Space Opera articles: Compare and Contrast The Definition and Redefinition of Space Opera by David G. [...]

August 28, 2006 // 1 Comment

POLL RESULTS: Rating Stargate SG-1

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION How would you rate Stargate SG-1? RESULTS (76 total votes) Be sure to vote in this week’s poll on James [...]

August 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/27/06

SFF World interviews Scott Lynch, author of The Lies of Locke Lamora. [via Slice of SciFi] Spike TV has the nominations up for the 2006 Scream Awards with lots of nominations [...]

August 27, 2006 // 2 Comments

WINNERS: 2006 Hugo Awards

The 2006 Hugo Award winners have been announced: NOVEL: Spin by Robert Charles Wilson [SF Signal review] NOVELLA: “Inside Job” by Connie Willis [SF Signal Review] [...]

August 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

More WorldCon Updates

More WorldCon updates from around the blogosphere… Keith DeCandido Jane Espenson David Louis Edelman Jed Hartman Robert J. Sawyer (Day 2 and Day 3) Mark Kelly (Day 2 [...]

August 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

WINNERS: Chesley/Sidewise/Prometheus Awards

More than just the Hugo Awards at presented at WorldCon… Winners of this year’s Chesley Awards are: HARDBACK COVER ILLUSTRATION: Stephan Martiniere (for Elantris [...]

August 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

Space Opera at WorldCon

Mark Kelly, editor of Locus Online, has posted a WorldCon Day 2 Report in which he said, among other things, the following about Space Opera: The next panel was a debate [...]

August 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

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