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November 2006

Philip K. Dick Goes Mainstream

In 2007 The Library of America will be publishing a collection of four Philip K. Dick stories from the 1960’s: The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer [...]

November 30, 2006 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/30/06

Space Archaeology interviews Sean Williams, author of The Crooked Letter and The Blood Debt. Waterstone’s has an interview of Chris Roberson, author of Paragaea. [via [...]

November 30, 2006 // 2 Comments

The Best Time-Travelling Movies

Yahoo India (yes, we outsource our news sources. Ba-dum, crash! :)) lists the outcome of an online-poll to select The Best Time-Travelling Movie. The results: Time After Time [...]

November 29, 2006 // 7 Comments

Thoughts on the Children of Men Movie

I recently read P.D. James’ The Children of Men and found it to be hugely entertaining and I would love to go see the upcoming movie version. But a recent SCI FI Wire [...]

November 29, 2006 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/29/06

Cinematical has a thorough review of Superman II — The Richard Donner Cut DVD. Jayme Lynn Blaschke perfectly captures some of my problems with this week’s episode [...]

November 29, 2006 // 1 Comment

The 33% Rule

[UPDATE: Wordsmithed the rule to read better and corrected a spelling mistake. I seriously need to get a proofreader.] A recent post by Michael May (“I Give Up: A Game [...]

November 28, 2006 // 14 Comments

REVIEW: The Witling by Vernor Vinge

REVIEW SUMMARY: Decent adventure, sound science and, perchance, a preview of The Singularity? MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Stranded on an alien planet of teleports and used as [...]

November 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/28/06

David Louis Edelman talks about how he promoted his book Infoquake. Elizabeth Bear talks about why she doesn’t write alternate history. Will Shetterly posts Steven [...]

November 28, 2006 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/27/06

Adventures in Scifi Publishing podcast-interviews Lou Anders. See also: our SF Signal interview with Lou. The Top 10 Things SF Characters Are Thankful For The sf/f nominees [...]

November 27, 2006 // 2 Comments

New Mass Market Book Format?

I was in Walmart this weekend and two of the titles in their woefully science-fictionless mass market paperback section caught my eye. One was a Tom Clancy franchise [...]

November 27, 2006 // 8 Comments

POLL RESULTS: The Coolest Movie Spaceship

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Which of these is the coolest movie spaceship? RESULTS (108 total votes) So many to choose from, yet twenty-five [...]

November 27, 2006 // 0 Comments

Lost Action Figures

Now you can act out your favorite conspiracy theory with these Lost action figures. (They’re called “action figures” because Adults simply don’t play [...]

November 26, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/25/06

SF über-fan Forrest J Ackerman celebrated his 90th birthday this past weekend. SyFy Portal explains how having genre shows like Battlestar Galactica, Lost and Heroes [...]

November 25, 2006 // 2 Comments

Astounding’s Brush with “The Man”

An Orlando Sentinel article has Ramsey Campbell reminiscing about how the government almost took down Analog magazine in 1944 (when it was still called Astounding Science [...]

November 25, 2006 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 11/24/06

Doctor Who‘s Tom Baker is the celebrity guest-blogger at Blockbuster’s website. Sez Tom: “See how comfortable I am with this cyberspeak now!” [...]

November 24, 2006 // 0 Comments

The Dark

The Dark is a serial web movie whose first two episodes are offered free as a promotion to get subscribers. They describe themselves as “the new high definition digital [...]

November 23, 2006 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 11/22/06

Cinema Blend has two new Spiderman 2 posters. Lou Anders ponders the Cylons and God. The MSNBC article Time-travel physics seems stranger than fiction discusses the science [...]

November 22, 2006 // 4 Comments

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