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August 2006

REVIEW: The Crooked Letter by Sean Williams

August 31, 2006 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/31/06

August 31, 2006 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Of SF, Kids And Outreach

August 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 4

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Do You Read Young Adult Fiction?

August 30, 2006 // 11 Comments

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 [...]

Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 3

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/30/06

August 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

Variable Star Website

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

UPDATE: Final 2006 WorldCon Updates…Part 2

August 29, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/29/06

August 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

UPDATED: More 2006 WorldCon Coverage

August 28, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/28/06

August 28, 2006 // 1 Comment

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. [...]

POLL RESULTS: Rating Stargate SG-1

August 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/27/06

August 27, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

WINNERS: 2006 Hugo Awards

August 27, 2006 // 1 Comment

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] [...]

More WorldCon Updates

August 26, 2006 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

WINNERS: Chesley/Sidewise/Prometheus Awards

August 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Space Opera at WorldCon

August 26, 2006 // 2 Comments

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 [...]
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