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October 2006

SF Tidbits for 10/31/06

October 31, 2006 // 0 Comments

BBC Newsround has a first look at the film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s A Golden Compass. [via Empire Online] OnOurTv points us to the Heroes comic, based on the TV [...]

What’s the Scariest Movie Ever?

October 31, 2006 // 14 Comments

Boo! It’s Halloween! Everyone has their own list of scary movies. (Or movie charcters, or horror villains, or scenes, or…) What do you think are the scariest [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/30/06

October 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

New/Updated at Gutenberg: Key Out of Time by Andre Norton. The blog Spinning has posted a series of brief, as-I-read-it posts examining Anthony Burgess’ book A [...]

REVIEW: Event by David Lynn Golemon

October 29, 2006 // 5 Comments

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The story of what really happened at Roswell takes a turn as the aliens who crashed there return to Earth once more. This time 2 creatures live [...]

Putting SciFi in its place

October 29, 2006 // 4 Comments

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the genre of creative works known as science fiction and its place relative to the total body of creative work and I feel the [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/29/06

October 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

SciFi Wire profiles Ben Bova and his new book The Green Trap. Sean Wallace is previewing the covers for the audio editions of The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Volume 1 and [...]

Star Wars Screen Tests

October 29, 2006 // 2 Comments

I stumbled upon this Panopticist post of Robby Benson’s Star Wars audition (he reads for the part of Luke along with a mostly off-camera Harrison Ford). This led me to [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/27/06

October 27, 2006 // 6 Comments

Marvel offers a bunch of free digital comics. (Free registration is required to see the full issues.) [via Tyrant of the Seven Seas] SciFi Weekly interviews Terry Gilliam. [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/26/06

October 26, 2006 // 7 Comments

ChapterFeeds has posted Chapter 1 of The Baby Merchant by Kit Reed. S.M. Stirling’s latest novel, The Sky People, posits an alternate history in which Mars and Venus [...]

Forrest J. Ackerman’s Music For Robots

October 25, 2006 // 1 Comment

The Scar Stuff blog has mp3s of an old vinyl record album made by legendary uber-fan Forrest J. Ackerman. It’s called Music For Robots. (Not to be confused with the [...]

Very Short Stories

October 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

Wired asked a bunch of genre writers to come up with a story of exactly 6 words. Here is a sampling: Computer, did we bring batteries? Computer? (Eileen Gunn) Gown removed [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/24/06

October 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

According to SciFi Wire, the Hellboy: Sword of Storms cartoon premiering on Cartoon Network this week is more faithful to Mike Mignola’s comics universe than the movie. [...]

SF Tidbits for 10/23/06

October 23, 2006 // 0 Comments

Tom Disch is asking “Who do you think is the greater SF genius…Van Vogt or Asimov?” Locus Magazine’s Gary Westfahl reviews The Prestige, the [...]

REVIEW: Wings to the Kingdom by Cherie Priest

October 23, 2006 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: More of a story with ghosts than a ghost story. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Eden Moore uses her ability of seeing dead people to solve the mystery of Old Green [...]

POLL RESULTS: Robot Smackdown!

October 23, 2006 // 0 Comments

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of these robots from literature, movies and TV is your favorite? RESULTS (120 total votes) Perhaps its [...]
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