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NBC’s New SF-ish Show, Kings

You have to hand it to NBC, with most of their shows struggling to gain viewers, they’ve been willing to give SF-tinged shows a try: Heroes, Knight Rider, Chuck, My Own [...]

December 8, 2008 // 5 Comments

Books Received: December 8, 2008

Here are the books we received this past week. Related posts: Books Received: April 19, 2010 Books Received: March 12, 2012 Books Received: May 6, 2013 Books Received: [...]

December 8, 2008 // 2 Comments

Tube Bits for 12/08/2008

Mamoru Oshii’s latest anime feature film, The Sky Crawlers, is starting its limited U.S. theatrical run in Los Angeles. Next it will be headed to the Big Apple, New [...]

December 8, 2008 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 12/8/08

SciFi Wire interviews Nacho Vigalondo, director of the upcoming SF mind bender Timecrimes. (Don’t forget our current giveaway where you can win a signed Timecrimes [...]

December 8, 2008 // 0 Comments

Minority Report Interface Prototype

You all remember the cool ‘gesture’ interface Tom Cruise uses in Minority Report, but if you don’t, here’s a (very) brief clip showing it: Related [...]

December 7, 2008 // 1 Comment

SF Tidbits for 12/7/08

Suvudu has 5 questions for David Anthony Durham (Acacia). StarShipSofa interviews Danie Ware of Forbidden Planet. Gabriel McKee on Why John Scalzi is wrong about SF and [...]

December 7, 2008 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 12/6/08

The Art of the Title Sequence examines the opening sequence of Soylent Green, the 1973 film adaptation of Harry Harrison’s overpopulation story, Make Room! Make Room! [...]

December 6, 2008 // 0 Comments

RIP: Forrest J. Ackerman

More sad news today… Science fiction’s ultimate fan, Forrest J. Ackerman, died yesterday of heart failure, December 4, 2008, at the age of 92. (Forry fell ill [...]

December 5, 2008 // 3 Comments

Free Fiction, Fresh & Huge!

There is a huge batch of new free fiction linked to at Free Speculative Fiction. Check ’em out: Isaac Asimov: “Gold” (Analog, September 1991) Tony [...]

December 5, 2008 // 2 Comments

RIP: James Cawthorn

Sad news… James Cawthorn, British sf/fantasy illustrator, comics artist and historian, passed away on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Cawthorn created early interpretations [...]

December 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 12/5/08

Interviews & Profiles: @SciFi Wire: Jeffrey A. Carver (Sunborn) and Benjamin Parzybok (Couch). @Fantasy Magazine: Tobias Buckell (Sly Mongoose) Author Gail Z. Martin [...]

December 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

SF Tidbits for 12/4/08

Interviews & Profiles @Tor: A Q&A with Dave Gibbons, the artist behind Watchmen. @Popular Science: Robert Zubrin (How to Live on Mars). [via Marooned] @Suvudu: Five [...]

December 4, 2008 // 4 Comments

Is the World Finally Ready for eBooks?

CNN has a write-up about Amazon’s Kindle eBook reader today, which is celebrating its first birthday this month. With more than a quarter million units sold and often [...]

December 3, 2008 // 22 Comments

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