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June 2007

SF Tidbits for 6/30/07

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 [Read more]

June 30, 2007 // 2 Comments

Is Firefly Good Sci-Fi?

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

June 28, 2007 // 23 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/28/07

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 [Read more]

June 28, 2007 // 2 Comments

Wednesday Video: The Machine Stops

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 [Read more]

June 27, 2007 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/27/07

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

June 27, 2007 // 0 Comments

Blade Runner 25th Anniversary

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 [Read more]

June 26, 2007 // 7 Comments

SF Tidbits for 6/26/07

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 [Read more]

June 26, 2007 // 1 Comment

Ultimate Lego Star Wars

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 [Read more]

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

Do You Trust Online Book Reviews?

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 [Read more]

June 25, 2007 // 11 Comments

REPORT: ApolloCon 2007, Day 3

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 [Read more]

June 25, 2007 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 6/25/07

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, [Read more]

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 [Read more]

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Dead Beat by Jim Butcher

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 [Read more]

June 24, 2007 // 1 Comment

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