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February 2011

Military SF: Fighting a Losing Battle

Military history has long demonstrated that militaries are often matched against a known threat, built up and trained accordingly on the part of an organized, political [...]

February 28, 2011 // 27 Comments

REVIEW: 100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

REVIEW SUMMARY: Brilliantly written fantasy in the tradition of Madeline L’Engle, to be read by young adults of all ages. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Henry York goes to [...]

February 28, 2011 // 1 Comment

Trailer: Thundercats On Cartoon Network

Thundercats was a Rankin/Bass produced, mid-80s cartoon featuring a cast of feline appearing humanoids. It ran for several years on TV and a feature film of the series is [...]

February 28, 2011 // 2 Comments

Can You Name This Story? (Part 23)

Another reader writes in with a story description looking for a title. Do any of our readers out there know the title of this story? Back in the 80’s I remember reading [...]

February 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

Books Received: February 27, 2011

In the interest of full disclosure (because we all know how painful semi-disclosure can be), here are the items we received this [...]

February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/28/11

Interviews/Profiles Working Writers interviews Janice Hardy. Jonathan Strahan chats with Gary K. Wolfe (podcast). The Outer Alliance interviews Warren Rochelle. Dead Robots [...]

February 28, 2011 // 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Drive Angry (2011)

How much you enjoy Drive Angry will depend a great deal on how much you enjoy Roger Corman. Or maybe not. Granted, this high octane mélange of The Dunwich Horror, The Fast and the Furious and The Wild Angels never achieves the sublime B-movie pleasures of its obvious inspirations nor salvages the reputation of Nicolas Cage. Even when you realize how cheesy it is, you cannot help but realize that it's the kind cheese that comes out of a can: highly processed, bright yellow, tasting of something grown in a vat rather than having ever seen the innards of a cow, and with absolutely no nutritional value. [...]

February 27, 2011 // 2 Comments

Quick Meme: What’s the Last Book You Read?

As blogging consumes my life more and more, and subsequently steals time away from reading, I find myself thinking about books a lot more. As silly as it may sound, I feel [...]

February 26, 2011 // 75 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/26/11

Interviews & Profiles Matt Staggs interviews Kameron Hurley. 40kBooks interviews Paul Di Filippo. Jessica Strider interviews S. Andrew Swann. Mermaniac interviews [...]

February 26, 2011 // 0 Comments


As a reminder, this week’s Mind Meld asked the following question: Q: What books/stories do you feel are just as good now as they were when you first read them? Daryl [...]

February 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Coming Soon: A Documentary About Andre Norton

The Motion Picture Company has announced development of a tribute and biography of famed science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton in collaboration with Sue Stewart, [...]

February 25, 2011 // 3 Comments

New Author Spotlight: Stoney Compton

Author Spotlight is a series designed to introduce authors with 3 books or less in the different SF/F subgenres. Today’s spotlight shines on Stoney Compton. Stoney [...]

February 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/25/11

Interviews & Profiles John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley interview Chris Roberson (podcast). MTV interviews Chris Roberson. Brent Weeks interviews Peter Orullian. [...]

February 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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