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May 2007

Speed Racer’s Mach 5

May 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

All you Speed Racer fanboys can commence drooling (let me get my handkerchief). USA Today has a first look at the Mach 5 that will be used in the upcoming Speed Racer movie. [...]

Caption Challenge #1: Star Wars Edition

May 31, 2007 // 5 Comments

I saw this picture over on Viscious Imagery and felt nothing screamed for a caption challenge like it did. Sure John offers a challenge where you can wrack your brains trying [...]

Harry Potter Land

May 31, 2007 // 9 Comments

Just when you thought Pottermania would finally die down after the release of the last book, come word that Warner Bros. and Universal will be opening a Harry Potter theme [...]

Bradbury: TV Kills Interest in Reading

May 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

In this L.A. Weekly News piece, Ray Bradbury says that the masses misunderstood the meaning behind his classic novel Fahrenheit 451: Fahrenheit 451 is not, he says firmly, a [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/31/07

May 31, 2007 // 2 Comments

At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Allen Steele, author of Spindrift, a book set in the same universe as his Hugo Award-winning Coyote series. Articulate (ABC [...]

REVIEW: Recursion by Tony Ballantyne

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Steadily improving work that delivers some interesting ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In 2210 a young man decides to defy the galactic authority and [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/30/07

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

Heidi Ruby Miller interviews Tobias S. Buckell, author of Ragamuffin. SF Canada interviews Nancy Kress, author of Beggars in Spain. [via Edward Willett] The Homeland Security [...]

Is Serious Sci-Fi Dying?

May 29, 2007 // 16 Comments

PopMatters ponders The Death of Serious Science Fiction: [Science Fiction has] been dominated for decades by a single storytelling dynamic. Instead of reaching for [...]

REVIEW: Prador Moon by Neal Asher

May 29, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: Flat characterizations translate into an un-engaging novel. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: First contact with aliens in Asher’s Polity universe. MY REVIEW: [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/29/07

May 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

Articulate, the ABC/Australia blog, interviews Sean Williams, author Saturn Returns. Locus Online has excerpts from Locus Magazine‘s May “Horror” issue [...]

Meme: Title Blender

May 28, 2007 // 6 Comments

I’ve been tagged by Nick Senger at Literary Compass to participate in his Title Blending meme… (I might counter with resurrecting my sf book meme… 🙂 ) [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/28/07

May 28, 2007 // 0 Comments

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist talks to Ian McDonald about his novel Brasyl. Booklust’s Nancy Pearl video-interviews Connie Willis (D.A. and the upcoming time-traveling [...]

POLL RESULTS: Our Favorite Firefly Episode

May 28, 2007 // 3 Comments

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION The fanbase of Joss Whedon’s Firefly is still going strong. Which episode is your favorite? RESULTS (438 [...]

MOVIE IMPRESSIONS: 28 Weeks Later

May 27, 2007 // 1 Comment

MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 24 weeks after the rage virus strikes, all of the infected have starved and the U.S. military begins rebuilding London. A month after that the [...]

REVIEW: Brasyl by Ian McDonald

May 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

MY RATING: Brasyl has been receiving high praise from just about everyone since it’s publication. It’s easy to see why. Not content with writing just one [...]

Clone Wars Trailer

May 27, 2007 // 4 Comments

StarWars.com has posted a trailer for the Clone Wars, the upcoming animated series. I’m not sure how much I like the animation style. They use the [...]

Rowling Reads Potter…All…Night…Long

May 27, 2007 // 3 Comments

From About: At Midnight on July 21, J.K. Rowling will give a reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in its entirety. The reading is expected to last until dawn and [...]

SF Tidbits for 5/27/07

May 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

In his article Confessions of an Accidental Encyclopedist, Gary Westfahl considers how SF and fantasy are different from other forms of literature, how the two genres are [...]
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