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May 2007

Speed Racer’s Mach 5

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. [...]

May 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

Caption Challenge #1: Star Wars Edition

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 [...]

May 31, 2007 // 5 Comments

Harry Potter Land

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 [...]

May 31, 2007 // 9 Comments

Bradbury: TV Kills Interest in Reading

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 [...]

May 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/31/07

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 [...]

May 31, 2007 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Recursion by Tony Ballantyne

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 [...]

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/30/07

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 [...]

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

Is Serious Sci-Fi Dying?

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

May 29, 2007 // 16 Comments

REVIEW: Prador Moon by Neal Asher

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: [...]

May 29, 2007 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/29/07

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

May 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

Meme: Title Blender

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… 🙂 ) [...]

May 28, 2007 // 6 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/28/07

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 [...]

May 28, 2007 // 0 Comments

POLL RESULTS: Our Favorite Firefly Episode

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 [...]

May 28, 2007 // 3 Comments


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 [...]

May 27, 2007 // 1 Comment

REVIEW: Brasyl by Ian McDonald

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 [...]

May 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

Clone Wars Trailer 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 [...]

May 27, 2007 // 4 Comments

Rowling Reads Potter…All…Night…Long

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 [...]

May 27, 2007 // 3 Comments

SF Tidbits for 5/27/07

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 [...]

May 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

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