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SF Tidbits for 6/21/07

SF Tidbits for 6/20/07

SF Tidbits for 6/19/07

SF Tidbits for 6/18/07

I’m behind on tidbits, so this is partly me playing catch-up.

SF Tidbits For 6/15/07

  • Check out these cool, wooden SF-ish toys from Japan. Can you call something woodpunk? Reminds me of my Mecha Panda.
  • Marvel has decided which superhero will be next on the big screen. It’s Captain America! Make of that what you will.
  • The Season 1 DVD set of Heroes goes on sale on August 28th. It’s 7 DVDs, with 50+ deleted scenes (perhaps we’ll see the one where Peter forgets he can fly) and a never aired version of the pilot. And all this for only $60 ($40 at Amazon). Start saving now.
  • Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, will be getting her own reality show on Fox (of course!). They will be looking for the next ‘Elvira’, to help the current one with her obviously heavy work load. Although the plan of having an Elvira in malls across America at Halloween smacks of pure evil.

SF Tidbits for 6/14/07

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SF Tidbits for 6/12/07

SF Tidbits for 6/11/07

  • Maurizio Manzieri shows off the awesome illustration appearing on the cover of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction for Marta Randall’s story “L├ízaro y Antonio”.
  • Free Speculative Fiction‘s latest batch of additions includes fiction from Forrest Aguirre, Tobias S. Buckell, A. Bertram Chandler, Paul Di Filippo, David Drake, Eileen Gunn, Michael Jasper & Tim Pratt & Greg van Eekhout, Marc Laidlaw, Jay Lake, Keith Laumer, Jack McDevitt, Gareth L. Powell, Robert Reed, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Rudy Rucker, Lucius Shepard, Charles Stross, Steve Rasnic Tem, Harry Turtledove, Steven Utley, Vernor Vinge, Jo Walton, Zoran Zivcovic and more.
  • New/Updated at Gutenberg: “The Yillian Way” by Keith Laumer.
  • OF Blog of the Fallen interviews Patrick Rothfuss (Part I).
  • Top 5 SciFi lists The Top 10 Changes in the New Bionic Woman.

SF Tidbits for 6/9/07

SF Tidbits for 6/8/07

SF Tidbits for 6/7/07

  • At SciFi Wire, John Joseph Adams profiles James Morrow, author of The Last Witchfinder, a finalist for both the Locus Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
  • Phantastik-Couch interviews Ken MacLeod about The Execution Channel.
  • Slice of SciFi interviews Jim Butcher.
  • SFF Audio points to a trio of science fiction lectures: “The Craft of Science Fiction” by Joe Haldeman, “Nano-Ethics through the writing of Science Fiction” by Rosalyn W. Berne PhD., and four Tolkien Lectures by John G. West, Janet Blumberg, Peter Kreeft & Joseph Pearce.
  • New York magazine profiles Random House. Some factoids: They publish an average of 67 books every week and make 80% of their profit from a 33,000 title backlist. [via Abe Books Blog]
  • Check out this Flickr set of classic science fiction book covers.
  • The Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame will open an exhibition of 30+ costumes and objects from Star Wars, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Superman, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica and other hit SF films and TV shows on June 16. If they have the uniforms from Star Trek II, someone check them out and tell me why the heck the front shoulder was always coming undone.

SF Tidbits for 6/6/07

SF Tidbits for 6/5/07

SF Tidbits for 6/4/07

SF Tidbits for 6/3/07

SF Tidbits for 6/1/07

SF Tidbits for 5/31/07

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SF Tidbits for 5/29/07

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