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June 2007

SF Tidbits for 6/30/07

June 30, 2007 // 2 Comments

Blue Moon Rising points us to the outstanding artwork of Dan Dos Santos. Fans of Karl Schroeder’s Virga novels (Sun of Suns, Queen of Candesce) are creating RPGs based [...]

Additions to List of SF/F Authors Who Blog

June 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

A new batch of additions have been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog (probably due to being mentioned on BoingBoing – thanks, Bonnie and Cory!): Bonnie Burton [...]

TV Guide: The Top 30 Cult TV Shows Ever

June 29, 2007 // 18 Comments

Today, TV Guide decided to update their Top 30 Cult TV Shows list. Last updated in 2004, the list now sports some new, shiny TV shows, like Jericho and LOST. Its an [...]

Is Firefly Good Sci-Fi?

June 28, 2007 // 23 Comments

Onelowerlight, a “thoughtful Mormon blogger”, explains why Firefly is not good science fiction. The bottom line: the scientific flaws and the preachiness. Oh, and [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/28/07

June 28, 2007 // 2 Comments

Here’s a gallery of covers from Astounding/Analog magazine. [via LinkFilter] Locus Online posts excerpts of the Nalo Hopkinson and Holly Phillips interviews from the [...]

Wednesday Video: The Machine Stops

June 27, 2007 // 2 Comments

E.M. Forster’s 1909 story “The Machine Stops” (which I first read in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 2) is widely regarding as on the classics of [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/27/07

June 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

David Louis Edelman (Infoquake) lists Introductory Science Fiction Books for Literary Readers. At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Liz Williams, author of Precious [...]

REVIEW: Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

June 26, 2007 // 1 Comment

MY RATING: (See The Great Pratchett Reading Project page here.) The adventures of Granny Weatherwax and company continue in Witches Abroad, this time parodying all things [...]

Blade Runner 25th Anniversary

June 26, 2007 // 7 Comments

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner‘s release in theaters. Although it did not do well in its theater run – it was up against Spielberg [...]

REVIEW: The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks

June 26, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW SUMMARY: A true page-turner…really! MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A modern day, sword wielding warrior named Maya is tasked with protecting a Traveler (who is not [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/26/07

June 26, 2007 // 1 Comment

John Scalzi interviews Allen Steele, author of Spindrift. Subterranean Online has posted new fiction: “Unrequited Love” by Gene Wolfe and a new Gene Wolfe Story [...]

Ultimate Lego Star Wars

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

Not satisfied with the $299 Imperial Star Destroyer or the $299 Death Star II, the folks at Lego have outdone themselves with the upcoming release of a $499 Millennium [...]

Do You Trust Online Book Reviews?

June 25, 2007 // 11 Comments

There’s an interesting (but obviously not unbiased) post from The Guardian Book Blog called The Literary Universe is Bigger in the Blogosphere that discusses online [...]

REPORT: ApolloCon 2007, Day 3

June 25, 2007 // 1 Comment

The final day at ApolloCon. Today was a shorter day than day one or day two. I was a bit worn out today, so my participation level wasn’t up to previous days. On the [...]

SF Tidbits for 6/25/07

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

New/Updated at Gutenberg: “An Incident on Route 12” by James H. Schmitz. NY Times Book Review: Dave Itzkoff reviews Philip K. Dick. Over at The Good Reading Blog, [...]

POLL RESULTS: Superfans

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll. QUESTION Scoring 1 point for each occurrence of the following, how much of a superfan are you? Put up sci-fi poster in [...]

REVIEW: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

June 24, 2007 // 1 Comment

MY RATING: Dead Beat is the seventh book in the Harry Dresden series and, in my opinion, it’s the best one so far. In this book, Dresden is blackmailed by the vampire [...]
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