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In case you missed them, here are The Top SF Signal Posts for August 2014 (excluding the daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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In case you missed them, here are The Top 25 SF Signal Posts for July 2014 (excluding the daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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Happy Birthday to Us, Part 11

This month (July 12th) marks SF Signal’s 11th Birthday. Yay us! :)

It’s been another great year here at SF Signal, and what better way to celebrate than to throw links at you faster than you can keep up with.
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Top 30 SF Signal Posts for May 2014

In case you missed them, here are The Top 25 SF Signal Posts for May 2014 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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SF Signal Welcomes David Steffen!

SF Signal is pleased to welcome David Steffen to the ever-expanding SF Signal team!

David is an avid listener of audio fiction and as such will be covering that medium here at SF Signal.

We asked David to talk about himself in the third person. Here’s what he said:

David Steffen is a writer and editor and software engineer and a voracious consumer of podcast fiction. He’s the founder and editor of the fanzine Diabolical Plots, run with Anthony Sullivan. Diabolical Plots provides the free writer’s tool The Submission Grinder which helps writers track their submissions and find markets for their work. You can find his bibliography on the DP site. Besides writing and editing, David is writing a text adventure, gaming, and cross-stitching, among other things. When David grows up, he plans to do ALL THE THINGS.

Welcome to the team, David! Since audio fiction is your medium of choice for fiction, that must mean you’re a good listener. As such, I’m sure you’ve heard us say that we loves us some bagels. What better way to say you’re happy to be aboard than warm toroidal masses of boiled and baked dough? ;)

David’s first official article as an SF Signal contributor (he did previously write for us an Intro to Fiction Podcasts guest post) is now online. It’s the start of a new series called The Best Podcast Fiction of All Time. Here’s Part 1.

Top 25 SF Signal Posts for April 2014

In case you missed them, here are The Top 25 SF Signal Posts for April 2014 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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Top 25 SF Signal Posts for March 2014

In case you missed them, here are The Top 30 SF Signal Posts for March 2014 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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There are so many good things to share with fellow genre fans, that’s it’s hard to catch them all….which is my lame excuse for not extolling the virtues of Locus Magazine more than I do.

And I’m not just saying that because this month’s issue shines the spotlight on SF Signal. (OMG-HOW-COOL-IS-THAT?) No, I’m actually a happy subscriber to the digital edition, which is waiting for me in my inbox on the first day of every month. (I used to subscribe years ago to the print edition…but that venture — through no fault of Locus — was a comedy of postal errors — and another story.)

What do I like about Locus Magazine? The author profiles are always illuminating, the reviews are consistently insightful, the news is informative, the publishing notes (especially the ones noting upcoming publications) stoke my fannish flames, the articles are interesting, and heck — it’s even a hoot to see magazine ads that feature genre books. In a more general sense, it’s a genuine treat to see an entire magazine devoted to the speculative fiction field, and not just an inch of column space added as an afterthought.

In short — I thoroughly enjoy Locus Magazine (and its online counterpart, Locus Online) and you will too. Might I recommend the latest issue which shines a spotlight on a trio of Hugo-winning nerds…?

Top 30 SF Signal Posts for February 2014

In case you missed them, here are The Top 30 SF Signal Posts for February 2014 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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Top 25 SF Signal Posts for January 2014

In case you missed them, here are The Top 30 SF Signal Posts for January 2014 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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SF Signal is pleased to welcome Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams to the ever-expanding SF Signal team!

We asked Rick and Mark to talk about themselves in the third person. Here’s what they said:

Rick Klaw – Professional reviewer, geek maven, and optimistic curmudgeon, Richard “Rick” Klaw was the co-editor of the groundbreaking original anthology of short fiction in graphic form, Weird Business, and co-founder of Mojo Press, one of the first publishers to produce both graphic novels and prose books. He also served as the initial fiction editor for RevolutionSF. Over the past decade, Klaw has written countless reviews, essays, and fiction for a variety of publications including The Austin Chronicle, Blastr, Moving Pictures Magazine, San Antonio Current, The Horn, Geek Dad, San Antonio Business Journal, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, SF Site, Steampunk, Electric Velocipede, and The Steampunk Bible. Many of his essays and observations were collected in Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century. He can often be found pontificating on Twitter (@RickKlaw) and his award winning blog The Geek Curmudgeon. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, a large cat, an even bigger dog, and an impressive collection of books. Recent works include editing the anthologies The Apes of Wrath and Rayguns Over Texas.

Mark London WilliamsMark London Williams is a fiction writer, playwright, and journalist. He is the author of the LA Times Bestselling Danger Boy time travel series for young adults, whose finale Fortune’s Fool is forthcoming. He’s recently written horror and magic for young adults in the Magical Mayhem anthology, and for grown-ups in the eBook short Ghostdance: Showdown at Carthay Circle (originally edited by Rick Klaw). As a journalist, he’s written for Variety, the Los Angeles Times, and The Los Angeles Business Journal, and is currently a senior writer for Below the Line, covering Hollywood and its discontents. His plays have been produced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London, and he’s written comic books, short stories, and video game scripts. He teaches workshops on creative writing and storytelling at the Walt Disney Company and other places. You can find him on Twitter @MLondonWmz, or online at marklondonwilliams.com.

Welcome to the team, fellas! You may pay bagel tribute directly to me as soon as possible. [Starts timer...] ;)

Rick and Mark will be rotating a monthly column on graphic novels. Watch this space!

In the meantime, Rick and Mark have hosted a fantastic Mind Meld on Graphic Novels today, Part 1 and Part 2! Get your to-read lists handy!

SF Signal Welcomes Alexandre Maki!

SF Signal is pleased to welcome Alexandre Maki to the ever-expanding SF Signal team!

We asked Alexandre to talk about himself in the third person. Here’s what he said:

Alexandre Maki is a writer from Brazil but prefers to read and to write in English because of his fondness for the language. When he is not reading or writing (or procrastinating), you can always find him on Twitter sharing links to long, serious articles or short, silly videos.

Welcome to the team, Alexandre! Do they have bagels in Brazil? If so, you should send us some so we can test them and make sure your not getting cheated. ;)

Alexandre will be rotating weekly link posting duties with PipdreamerGrey. He’s a shoe-in — he’s been sending us awesome links for a while now. His first link round-up is already posted. Check it out!

In the meantime, please join me in welcoming Alexandre to the SF Signal team!

Top 25 SF Signal Guest Posts for 2013

Here are The Top 25 SF Signal Guest Posts for all of 2013. Thanks again to our wonderful guests!
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Top 50 SF Signal Posts for 2013

To cap off the year, here are The Top 50 SF Signal Posts for all of 2013 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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Top 20 SF Signal Posts for December 2013

In case you missed them, here are The Top 30 SF Signal Posts for November 2013 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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In addition to last weekend’s troubles, SF Signal had some more technical difficulties that were encountered and resolved.

The problem? Some people were reporting on Monday that when they tried to browse to SF Signal, their browser was asking them to download a zip file. Rest assured that there was no danger for visitors. The problem was caused by a mis-configuration of a caching plug-in that altered the way our web server responded to URL requests. The problem has been fixed.

Here’s some more details about how events transpired:
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Weekend Troubles

If you visited SF Signal over the weekend, it was likely that you were greeted with a malware warning. Our apologies for that. Our site was hacked.

Things are back to normal now, but I wanted to let folks know what happened since many were asking questions.

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Top 30 SF Signal Posts for November 2013

In case you missed them, here are The Top 30 SF Signal Posts for November 2013 (excluding the much-loved daily link posts and free fiction posts):
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Have Some SciFi Turkey!

Heads up: Posting is gonna be a little light today because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Speaking of turkey, enjoy this trailer from the 2000 film Battlefield Earth starring John Travolta and a whole lot of lame.
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SF Signal Welcomes Aaron Sikes!

SF Signal is pleased to welcome Aaron Sikes to the SF Signal team!

Aaron is the type of person who likes to talk about himself in the third person. Who were we to stop him? Here’s what he said:

Aaron Sikes is a freelance editor and author of speculative fiction in the dark/weird vein. He has been published in anthologies by KnightWatch Press, Xchyler Publishing, and Fox Spirit Books. Aaron offers discounts on editing services to SFWA members as well as to active, veteran, and retired US Military and their immediate families.

Welcome to the team, Aaron! I’m sure nothing would make you feel more welcome than buying us bagels. Make it happen! ;)

Aaron’s first post is a review of Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather. Check it out!

Please join me in welcoming Aaron to the SF Signal team!

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