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September 2006

SF Tidbits for 9/30/06

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. [...]

September 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

Doctor Who, Series 2

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 [...]

September 30, 2006 // 4 Comments

Has Science Ruined Science Fiction?

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. [...]

September 29, 2006 // 11 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/29/06

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 [...]

September 29, 2006 // 0 Comments

Star Trek Away Team

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

September 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF coming to life

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 [...]

September 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/28/06

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 [...]

September 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

Authors Name Their Favorite Books

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 [...]

September 27, 2006 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Crossover by Joel Shepherd

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 [...]

September 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/27/06

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 [...]

September 27, 2006 // 6 Comments

Robotic Tractors & more…

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 [...]

September 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

INTERVIEW: Meme Therapy – On The Grid

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 [...]

September 26, 2006 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/26/06

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 [...]

September 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

RIP: John M. Ford

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

September 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/25/06

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 [...]

September 25, 2006 // 3 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Your Favorite Robot from Film

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 [...]

September 25, 2006 // 6 Comments

Doctorow Concludes “0wnz0red” Podcast

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 [...]

September 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 9/24/06

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 [...]

September 24, 2006 // 1 Comment

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