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January 2009

Hyperion Film Gets A Director

Last April we noted that Dan Simmons’ awesome Hyperion Cantos had been optioned by Warner Bros. to be brought to the big screen. Things must be moving behind the scenes [...]

January 31, 2009 // 14 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/31/09

Free Excerpt: BookSpot Central is featuring a preview of the first three chapters of The Dragon’s Nine Sons by Chris Roberson, one on my favorite reads. The latest book [...]

January 31, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/30/09

Interviews & Profiles: Drawn! interviews Shaun Tan, who is also profiled on Omnivoracious. Joseph Mallozzi interviews Jeff Vandermeer. @NewsMiner: David Marusek (Mind [...]

January 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

Are Book Awards Useless?

At Futurismic, Adam Roberts accuses Science Fiction book awards of being rubbish, arguing that only the distance of time can indicate the best: But awards lists and best-ofs [...]

January 29, 2009 // 13 Comments

Tube Bits for 01/29/2009

ABC seems to be going gaga for genre. On the heels of greenlighting a pilot for a re-make of V, ABC has also given the go ahead for another TV adaption of the John Updike [...]

January 29, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/29/09

Interviews & Profiles: @Subterranean Online: Nick Gevers interviews Kage Baker (The Empress of Mars). [via Locus Online] NPR interviews Neil Gaiman about his Newbery win [...]

January 29, 2009 // 2 Comments

Free eBook: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson has released his newest novel Warbreaker under a Creative Commons License. The book will officially be released by Tor Books in June 2009. Get it while [...]

January 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

TRAILER: Coraline Video Game

Somehow, the game based on the Coraline movie doesn’t quite capture the look of the film. [via Robots and Vamps] No related [...]

January 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 1/28/09

Interviews and Profiles: Mike Brotherton interviews Eric Nylund (Mortal Coils). John Scalzi turns the Whatever mike over to Carrie Vaughn, author of Kitty and the Dead [...]

January 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Tube Bits for 01/28/2009

Artist Dusty Abell has created that awesome SF TV Shows of the 70’s picture you see above. See his Deviant Art post for larger versions. Simply amazing, as is how many [...]

January 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Gunpowder by Joe Hill

REVIEW SUMMARY: A worthwhile story with interesting themes. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Children endowed with godlike powers for the purposes of terraforming a planet decide [...]

January 27, 2009 // 4 Comments

Tube Bits for 01/27/2009

Everything else has received the ‘steampunk’ treatment, and now it’s time for Galactica to do the same. Sci Fi’s DVICE site is running a design your [...]

January 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

Watchmen Kubricks

Not that I needed another reason to vent my excitement for the upcoming movie by writing another post about Watchmen, but Newsarama gives me good reason to. They have the [...]

January 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 1/27/09

Awards News: Neil Gaiman Wins Newbery Award for The Graveyard Book. (See also: past winners.) Interviews & Profiles: @Bibliophile Stalker: Nick Mamatas (You Might [...]

January 27, 2009 // 6 Comments

Books Received: January 26, 2009

Here are the books and magazines we received this past week. Q: If you could only read one of these titles, which would it be and why? Related posts: Books Received: February [...]

January 26, 2009 // 12 Comments

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