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September 2006

SF Tidbits for 9/30/06

September 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

Dragon movie season is open. First Eragon, then Termeraire, now Warner Bros. picked up the rights to Here, There Be Dragons, an upcoming children’s book by James A. [...]

Doctor Who, Series 2

September 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

The SciFI Channel aired the first two episodes of Doctor Who series two tonight. I like the show. It has a nice mix of adult “nudge-nudge, wink-wink” humor and [...]

Has Science Ruined Science Fiction?

September 29, 2006 // 11 Comments

Genre pulp writer Emerson LaSalle is not a fan of science. Or, at least, according to his blog Count Pulpula, he’s not happy with How Science Ruined Science Fiction. [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/29/06

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Alphabet of Obscure Science Fiction (Movie) Classics Pyr-o-mania previews the John Picacio cover for Mike Resnick’s Starship: Pirate. Arrrrgh! In spaaaaace! Friday [...]

Star Trek Away Team

September 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

The familiar crew of the Enterprise face another certain doom scenario. Fortunately, five members can transport to the planet below. [also via Milk and [...]

SF coming to life

September 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

More in the category of ‘sci-fi coming to life’ is a Philips technology that allows for true fiber optics – in this case, fabric fibers. The technology [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/28/06

September 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

Chapter Feeds has the first chapter of Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge. [See SF Signal review.] This year’s Sunburst Award winner, for an SF novel or book-length [...]

Authors Name Their Favorite Books

September 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

From 2002 P.B. (Pre-Blog), there’s a Washington Post article in which authors name some favorite books. The short version: Michael Chabon: R Is for Rocket by Ray [...]

REVIEW: Crossover by Joel Shepherd

September 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: It’s important to be able to relate to the main character in a character-driven novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Military android goes AWOL and tries [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/27/06

September 27, 2006 // 6 Comments

UPDATED: WIth link to EW BG Story. Jonathan Strahan shows off the cool Stephan Martinere cover for The New Space Opera, the anthology he is editing with Gardner Dozois. Meme [...]

Robotic Tractors & more…

September 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

Not to be confused with robots on TV or in the movies, these robots are real. John Deere has instigated a research program designing fully unmanned robotic farm tractors. And [...]

INTERVIEW: Meme Therapy – On The Grid

September 26, 2006 // 4 Comments

The blogosphere is a-buzz with the good stuff being posted at Meme Therapy, and with good reason. Their interviews and Brain Parades are attracting some big names in science [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/26/06

September 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

Dr. Suess goes CGI. [via Michael May] The British Fantasy Award winners have been announced. Locus Online has posted interview excerpts from the September 2006 issue: James [...]

RIP: John M. Ford

September 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

Author John M. Ford has passed away. See the Making Light blog for more info and related [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/25/06

September 25, 2006 // 3 Comments

Posthuman Blues lists Ten of the best science fiction/fantasy novels you’ve never read. And ten more! Lou Anders adds his response to Cory Doctorow’s Locus [...]

POLL RESULTS: Your Favorite Robot from Film

September 25, 2006 // 6 Comments

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of these is your favorite fictional robot from film? RESULTS (69 total votes) I would have thought that the [...]

Doctorow Concludes “0wnz0red” Podcast

September 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

Cory Doctorow has completed the 4-part podcast of his Nebula-nominated short story “0wnz0red“. Here are links to the MP3s: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part [...]

SF Tidbits for 9/24/06

September 24, 2006 // 1 Comment

What it might look like inside a Ringworld. Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist interviews Joel Shepherd. Alan Chudnow asks: Why Collect Science Fiction Books? Humorous: A commercial [...]
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