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…from around the web:

  • The next Spider-Man villain has been cast. Thomas Hayden Church is on board to play the as-yet-unnamed villain. [Link]
  • Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly, will be writing the script for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. [Link]
  • Star Wars will live on after Episode III. Besides the computer games, there are a few TV projects in the works – both animated an live action. [Link]
  • has a new interview with horror author Brian Lumley.
  • New free fiction:
  • Adam Roberts reviews the nominees for the Arthur C Clarke award which includes
    • River of Gods by Ian McDonald
    • Iron Council by China Miéville
    • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell,
    • Market Forces by Richard Morgan
    • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    • The System of the World: Volume Three of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson
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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on SF Tidbits

  1. Curiously, I picked up Necroscope last weekend and started reading it again. I got into a horror mood after reading Lovecraft last week. I dind’t finish Necroscope the first time I started it, so I guess John would give it a 0-star review. It just SO seemed like the kind of book I would love that I’m trying it again.

  2. Kudos to you for giving the book another chance.

    On the 0-star comment, I know we disagree on what a rating means. I still want to detail what goes into a book review I do but in a nutshell, I am rating the reading experience, not the book. If I don’t finish a book, that’s a bad reading experience. As long as I qualify why I couldn’t finish it, readers of the review can make their own judgment. If a book is good enough to finish, I won’t give it zero stars. If it helps your brain to translate zero stars into N/A, then by all means do so.

    Let me know how you like Necroscope. It is on my enourmously insane to-read pile.

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