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August 2007

SFWA Misuses DMCA?

August 31, 2007 // 2 Comments

At Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow notes that the Science fiction Writers of America, whose leaders have long taken an anti-piracy stance on behalf of its members, is misusing the [...]

Sci-Fi Villains…The Beacons of Morality

August 31, 2007 // 3 Comments

Ward at Mod-Blog takes a thoughtful look at Moral Complexity in Sci-Fi: It’s always struck me that considering that science fiction is supposed to be morally complex [...]

Tube Bits For 08/31/07

August 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

In advance of the premier of Chuck, NBC has created the Chuck’s Secret web site. There you can learn a bit more about the secrets that are accidentally downloaded into [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/31/07

August 31, 2007 // 1 Comment

At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles Jeffrey Ford (The Empire of Ice Cream). Spectrum, an annual compendium of the best in science fiction and fantasy artwork, has [...]

Tor Podcasts

August 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

As mentioned last week, science fiction publisher Tor is launching a new podcasting program. The program kicks off today with daily coverage of Worldcon. From today’s [...]

The Current State Of Science Fiction On Tv

August 30, 2007 // 19 Comments

Well, it certainly looks like the doom and gloom brigade is out in full force this week. First, Ridley Scott dumps all over SF films, then Michael Cassut sees a poor SF TV [...]

Are Sci-Fi Films are as Dead as Westerns?

August 30, 2007 // 18 Comments

Ridley Scott, famed director of not one, but two certifiable sci-fi hits (Alien and Blade Runner) said at the Venice Film Festival that science fiction films are riding off [...]

Tube Bits For 08/30/07

August 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

From [via SyFy Portal], we get some serious Torchwood spoilage. Remember that Torchwood starts on BBC America and INHD starting next month. Squid News has list [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/30/07

August 30, 2007 // 1 Comment

Guardian lists the Top 10 Dystopian Novels. Sadly, I’ve only read 3 of them. [via Reading Copy] January Magazine talks to John Scalzi about the Hugo Awards, his [...]

Caption Challenge #4: John ScaLOLzi Edition

August 29, 2007 // 8 Comments

In my attempt to both show my true fanboy nature and still maintain a healthy sense of humor, I have taken it to task to find images across the web and then give readers a [...]

Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber in Earth Orbit

August 29, 2007 // 6 Comments

Quick! How can you tell when a science fiction movie is truly influential? Is the amount of money it takes in? How about its longevity at the theater? Or maybe the number of [...]

Tube Bits For 08/29/07

August 29, 2007 // 1 Comment

MovieWeb takes a look at the latest Star Trek: Fan Collective DVD set. This one entitled Captain’s Log and features various Trek episodes featuring the various captains [...]

TOC and Website: Wastelands

August 29, 2007 // 4 Comments

Über-editor John Joseph Adams has created a website for his upcoming post-apocalyptic science fiction anthology, Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse. Besides profiling [...]

SF Tidbits for 8/29/07

August 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

Amazon blog interviews Matt Ruff, author of Bad Monkeys. (Also: Matt Ruff has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog.) Here’s a video of Terry Brooks talking [...]

The Steampunk Internet

August 28, 2007 // 1 Comment

Take a trip back to the turn of the century, the 20th century, Y1.9K. What would the Internet be like, if it existed? Literally a series of tubes most likely. What would the [...]

Elric: The Stealer of Souls Cover Art

August 28, 2007 // 10 Comments

John Picacio has just posted the cover art for the upcoming book Elric: The Stealer of Souls by Michael Moorcock. Here’s the large version. Man, this looks sweet. I [...]
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