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August 2007

SFWA Misuses DMCA?

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 [...]

August 31, 2007 // 2 Comments

Sci-Fi Villains…The Beacons of Morality

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 [...]

August 31, 2007 // 3 Comments

Tube Bits For 08/31/07

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 [...]

August 31, 2007 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/31/07

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 [...]

August 31, 2007 // 1 Comment

Tor Podcasts

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 [...]

August 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

The Current State Of Science Fiction On Tv

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 [...]

August 30, 2007 // 19 Comments

Are Sci-Fi Films are as Dead as Westerns?

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 [...]

August 30, 2007 // 18 Comments

Tube Bits For 08/30/07

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 [...]

August 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/30/07

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 [...]

August 30, 2007 // 1 Comment

Caption Challenge #4: John ScaLOLzi Edition

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 [...]

August 29, 2007 // 8 Comments

Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber in Earth Orbit

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 [...]

August 29, 2007 // 6 Comments

Tube Bits For 08/29/07

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 [...]

August 29, 2007 // 1 Comment

TOC and Website: Wastelands

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

August 29, 2007 // 4 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/29/07

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 [...]

August 29, 2007 // 0 Comments

The Steampunk Internet

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 [...]

August 28, 2007 // 1 Comment

Elric: The Stealer of Souls Cover Art

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 [...]

August 28, 2007 // 10 Comments

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