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SF Tidbits for 2/24/10

Interviews/Profiles Omnivoracious profiles Margaret Atwood. The Agony Column interviews Jedediah Berry (podcast). The Interstitial Arts interviews Connie Toebe. Marvel [...]

February 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: Shutter Island, Directed by Martin Scorcese (2010)

At first glance, Shutter Island would seem an odd movie to review for a science fiction site. It opens as a noir thriller, with homage to such movies as Out of the Past, In a Lonely Place and The Big Combo, and is set in 1954, at a time when the House Un-American Activities Committee whipped up anti-Communist paranoia. However, little screen time elapses before one realizes that the noir elements in fact share space with three other genres: Gothic, haunted house story and existential horror movie, with twists and reversals reaching frantic levels as it spin towards its climax. [...]

February 23, 2010 // 5 Comments

REVIEW: Interzone #226

MY RATING: Interzone offers, as usual, a variety of fiction in issue #226. Inside you’ll find a woman whose skin predicts the name of dead sailors, a post-nuclear [...]

February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

TOC: The Third Bear by Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer has posted the table of contents to his upcoming story collection The Third Bear: “The Third Bear” “The Quickening” “Finding [...]

February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/23/10

Interviews/Profiles The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy Podcast interviews Blake Charlton. New Statesman interviews Jonathan Lethem. (via Charlie Jane Anders) Tech 4 [...]

February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent addition to an addictive series. MY RATING: MY REVIEW: PROS: Well-rounded and evolving characters; deftly designed urban fantasy landscape; [...]

February 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Books Received: February 22, 2010

In the interest of full disclosure, here are the books and stuff we received this week. Related posts: Books Received: March 23, 2009 Books Received: May 24, 2010 Books [...]

February 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/22/10

Australian SpecFic Snapshot 2010 Alison Goodman Simon Petrie Katie J. Taylor Robbie Matthews Jenny Blackford Martin Livings Edwina Harvey Karen Healey Rhonda Roberts Kate [...]

February 22, 2010 // 2 Comments

Comicpalooza 2010

Comicapalooza is a relatively young convention here in Houston, home base for SF Signal. This year sees the convention (running from March 26 – 28) expanding their [...]

February 21, 2010 // 3 Comments

32 More Free Speculative Fiction Stories

A new batch of free fiction has been linked to by awesome resource Free Speculative Fiction Online. I’ve taken away (most of) the ones we already linked to [...]

February 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 2/21/10

Interviews & Profiles Poltergeist interviews Paolo Bacigalupi [PDF]. @Suvudu: Margot Adler on Vampire Fiction. Bill Ward on Memories of Robert E. Howard. News [...]

February 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

FINALISTS: 2009 Bram Stoker Award

The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2009 Bram Stoker Award, honoring superior achievement in horror literature: SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A [...]

February 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

Free Fiction for 2/20/10

@Roberson’s Interminable Ramble: An iZombie prequel story, Trick or Treat“ “Tourists” by Sean Craven. @Subterranean: “The Library [...]

February 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

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