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January 2009

Hyperion Film Gets A Director

January 31, 2009 // 14 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/31/09

January 31, 2009 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/30/09

January 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

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

Are Book Awards Useless?

January 29, 2009 // 13 Comments

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 [...]

Tube Bits for 01/29/2009

January 29, 2009 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/29/09

January 29, 2009 // 2 Comments

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

Free eBook: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

January 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

TRAILER: Coraline Video Game

January 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

Somehow, the game based on the Coraline movie doesn’t quite capture the look of the film. [via Robots and [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/28/09

January 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Tube Bits for 01/28/2009

January 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

REVIEW: Gunpowder by Joe Hill

January 27, 2009 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Tube Bits for 01/27/2009

January 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

Watchmen Kubricks

January 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

SF Tidbits for 1/27/09

January 27, 2009 // 6 Comments

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

Books Received: January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009 // 12 Comments

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 [...]
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