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Books Received: January 19, 2009

Here are the books and magazines we received this past week. Which of them sports the best cover? My pick: Iron Angel. Related posts: Books Received: April 27, 2009 Books [...]

January 19, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/19/09

Interviews: The SF Site: Michael A. Burstein (I Remember the Future). Joseph Mallozzi interviews Stargate Producer Robert C. Cooper Award News: An online Hugo ballot is [...]

January 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Forward the Foundation Movie

It looks like the stalled film adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation may be moving forward. Says Variety: Columbia won an auction late Thursday for screen rights to [...]

January 18, 2009 // 8 Comments

Mars: Dead or Alive

It’s easy to forget that we have seen the sands of Mars. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of the Mars Exploration Rover project… No related [...]

January 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/18/09

Interviews & Profiles: Joseph Mallozzi interviews David Weber , author of the Honor Harington books, including the upcoming Storm from the Shadows. Mike Brotherton [...]

January 18, 2009 // 0 Comments

Out of This World Mini-Challenge

Stainless Steel Droppings (SSD) is hosting a short fiction challenge this weekend: The Out of This World Mini-Challenge! From SSD: The Challenge will take place Saturday and [...]

January 17, 2009 // 1 Comment

Tube Bits for 01/17/2009

NBC’s interesting looking alternate Earth series, Kings is set to air on March 15th at 8pm. A couple of interesting points: NBC calls this a ‘magic realism’ [...]

January 17, 2009 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 1/17/09

Watchmen news: Fox and Warner Brothers announced that they have resolved their legal battle over the release of Watchmen. Bottom line: it will be released as scheduled on [...]

January 17, 2009 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Three Days to Never by Tim Powers

REVIEW SUMMARY: Enjoy a romp through time with Tim Powers as he tackles the challenges of time travel head on with a plot involving legendary physicist Albert Einstein. MY [...]

January 16, 2009 // 3 Comments

Your Science Fiction Weekend

It’s Friday and that means two whole days free from the distraction of ‘working’ to get in some quality science fiction time. And for those of you suffering [...]

January 16, 2009 // 13 Comments

Tube Bits for 01/16/2009

Fringe returns next week and J.J. Abrams says the show will hit its stride with the new episodes. Especially the ‘giant slugs’ one. Err, ok. Jamie Bamber [...]

January 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/16/09

Cover pr0n: Lou Anders shows off the Todd Lockwood cover for The Twilight Herald by Tom Lloyd. Mark Chadbourn shows off the cover for his Hellboy novel, The Ice Wolves. [...]

January 16, 2009 // 0 Comments

Star Wars Galaxy Map

It’s not quite a Key Map, but this 50,000 parsec view map of the Star Wars galaxy should be enough to get you in the neighborhood. It also shows that Tatooine is indeed [...]

January 15, 2009 // 3 Comments

Labyrinth: Sing Along with David Bowie!

Kevin Maher’s latest SciFI Department video reveals a phenomenon of which I was unaware that is apparently sweeping the nation: movie theater screenings of the 1986 [...]

January 15, 2009 // 5 Comments

Tube Bits for 01/15/2009

The big news of the day (well, yesterday): John Scalzi is now a creative consultant for Stargate Universe. Excellent, a real life SF author actually working on a SF series! [...]

January 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/15/09

Interviews & Profiles: @SCI FI Wire: Andrew Stanton, director of the upcoming (in 3 years!) John Carter of Mars. Meanwhile, The Crotchety Old Fan offers a John Carter of [...]

January 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

RIP: Ricardo Montalban

More sad news today… Yahoo is reporting that Actor Ricardo Montalban has died at 88 years of age. Montalban acting credits are extensive (Fantasy Island, Escape from [...]

January 14, 2009 // 4 Comments

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