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FINALISTS: 35th Annual Origins Awards

The finalists for the 35th Annual Origins Awards have been announced, here are the fiction nominees: Hungerblade by Robin D Laws (Red Juggernaut Inc.) Infernal Sorceress by [...]

April 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 4/29/09

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction. Interviews & Profiles: At Locus Online, Graham Joyce interview excerpts. [via Charles Tan] At Tor, Lou Anders interviews Matthew [...]

April 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

Tube Bits For 04/29/2009

The Star Trek hype train rams the station next week and Vince Horiuchi of The Salt Lake Tribune laments the lack of good movies made from TV shows. While Trek has had a lot [...]

April 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Deep In The Lab by Walter Bishop

This is why Walter Bishop the most entertaining (in an insane, non sequitur way) character on TV. If you remember the Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy bits on Saturday Night Live, [...]

April 28, 2009 // 1 Comment

Free Fiction for Tuesday 4/28/09

@Manybooks.net: The February 1930 issue of Astounding Stories of Super-Science. Thoughtcrime Experiments, edited by Sumana Harihareswara and Leonard Richardson, a brand new [...]

April 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

FINALISTS: 2009 Locus Award

The finalists for the 2009 Locus Award have been announced: SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL Matter, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK) [See SF Signal reviews] City at the End of Time, Greg Bear [...]

April 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 4/28/09

Interviews & Profiles: @SciFi Scanner: Battle for Terra Director Aristomenis Tsirbas. @Sci-Fi Fan Letter: Robert J. Sawyer. @Bibliophile Stalker: Paul Graham Raven. @SCI [...]

April 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

RIP :Tom Deitz

Sad news via SF Site… Author Tom Deitz has passed away. Deitz was the author of the Soulsmith Trilogy (Soulsmith, Dreambuilder, and Wordwright) and also [...]

April 27, 2009 // 4 Comments

Recent SF Book Recommendations

Memesis Virtualis proprietor Frank Dudley recently asked me to participate in a meme he has going: What are your recent sf/f book recommendations? Check out my response at [...]

April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

Condition: Human (Episode 2)

condition:human Episode 2 from condition:human on Vimeo. See also: Episode 1 [Thanks to James at Big Dumb Object] No related [...]

April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

38 Free Stories by 9 Authors

Free Speculative Fiction Online has posted a new batch of free story pointers: Bradley Denton: “A Conflagration Artist” (A Conflagration Artist Collection, 1994) [...]

April 27, 2009 // 6 Comments

Irrelevant Astronomy

From the ‘I had no idea’ department: NASA has quietly been producing a show called Irrelevant Astronomy, that focuses on on presenting recent astronomy science to [...]

April 27, 2009 // 1 Comment

Books Received: April 27, 2009

We get books. In the interest of full disclosure, here are the ones we received this past week. Related posts: Books Received: February 16, 2009 Books Received: February 15, [...]

April 27, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 4/27/09

AWARDS NEWS: The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council announced the 2008 Tiptree Award has two winners: Patrick Ness’s young adult novel The Knife of Never Letting [...]

April 27, 2009 // 2 Comments

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