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Books Received: January 26, 2009

Here are the books and magazines we received this past week. Q: If you could only read one of these titles, which would it be and why? Related posts: Books Received: February [...]

January 26, 2009 // 12 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/26/09

Geekerati podcast-interviews Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (Bones of the Dragon). [via SFFaudio] Andrew Wheeler’s Collected Thoughts about Mass-Market Paperbacks. [...]

January 26, 2009 // 2 Comments

Are Science Fiction Conventions Dying?

I recently met a person who was a major supporter and volunteer for the Boskone science fiction convention. He was concerned that the cons were dying. He indicated that [...]

January 25, 2009 // 21 Comments

REVIEW: The Sunborn by Gregory Benford

REVIEW SUMMARY: Gregory Benford’s follow-on to The Martian Race about life on the edge of the solar system is innovative and intriguing. There are lots of good ideas [...]

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sunday Cinema: Gargantua

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a decent creature movie. Too bad this isn’t one. Oh well, at least it features Adam “Jayne” Baldwin. No [...]

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/25/09

Cover Browser has started a gallery if Mad Magazine Star Wars Covers. Bibliophile Stalker Charles Tan is keeping a list (A Google spreadsheet, actually) of 2009 Speculative [...]

January 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

WINNERS: 2009 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2009 Aurealis Awards, honouring works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror published in 2008, have been announced: Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award [...]

January 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

NOMINEES: 2009 BSFA Awards

This year’s BSFA Award nominees have been announced. I’ve mentioned this briefly before, but since the free fiction links began appearing, it seemed worthy to [...]

January 24, 2009 // 0 Comments


REVIEW SUMMARY: Very interesting time travel movie that moved in a direction I hadn’t expected. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: 30 years after his fathers death, a man [...]

January 24, 2009 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/24/09

SCI FI Wire profiles David Marusek (Mind Over Ship). @Agony Column Podcast: Sean Stewart reads at SF in SF Free Fiction [courtesy of QuasarDragon]: @Infinite Canvas: [...]

January 24, 2009 // 3 Comments

Latest Coraline Trailer

I love, love, love the look of Coraline. Hopefully, it’s as good as Neil Gaiman’s book. [via Chris Roberson & Post-Weird Thoughts and Neil Gaiman, who says [...]

January 23, 2009 // 3 Comments

The SF/F Blog Headline Matching Game

Here’s a game that’s fun to play: Match the headline with the sf/f blog that published it. Each blog has 3 headlines listed. Any identifying verbiage in the [...]

January 23, 2009 // 4 Comments

REVIEW: Powersat by Ben Bova

REVIEW SUMMARY: Sci-fi master Ben Bova delivers a surprisingly topical thriller including modern terrorism, politics and a bit of science fiction. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

January 23, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 1/23/09

Spike TV looks at Alien Invader Movies (and Their Remakes). See also: Part II and Part III. SF Universe has a Q&A with Bruce Campbell. Free Fiction [courtesy of [...]

January 23, 2009 // 0 Comments

Thursday Video: La Jette

I loves me some 12 Monkeys. In fact, I think it’s probably Terry Gilliam’s best film. I even know it’s based upon the French film, La Jette by Chris Marker, [...]

January 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Jetpack Dreams by Mac Montandon

REVIEW SUMMARY: Jetpack Dreams is a book I really wanted to love, but in the end it just became a collection of interesting anecdotes about the slightly odd people who are [...]

January 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

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