What better way to celebrate the new year, the completion of (semi-successful but ill-fated) porting the blog to a new host and a new version of Movable Type, and the LIXth (59th) installment of SF Tidbits than with an entry that’s sure to raise our LIX Score by collecting all the bits that we missed while the site was down for maintenance? Unfortunately, as of this posting, the Lix Score site is down. (Insert heavy sigh)
- Sci Fiction’s final original story: “The Dope Fiend” by Lavie Tidhar. [via Locus Online]
- New X3 villain: Psylocke – known for her fighting and telepathic skills, as well as an ability to transport herself and others through shadows. [via SciFi Wire]
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith was the highest grossing movie of 2005 with $380 million (domestic box office gross).
- New website for online young adult fiction: Lee Lowe’s Into the Lowelands. [via Emerald City]
- Site closures: Eileen Gunn’s Infinite Matrix and Firefly fan site Browncoats.
- Here’s Scool Library Journal’s Best Books of 2005 [via Justine Larbalestier]
- Website at the End of the Universe has its annual Free Science Fiction Calendar. This year’s theme: Women in Peril.
- Cory Doctorow quits his day job to become a full-time writer. [via Big Dumb Object]
- Rick Kleffel is podcasting. [via Locus Online]
- SF Site interviews Kevin J. Anderson. [via Locus Online]
- Here are the winners of the Wooden Rocket Awards. [via Locus Online]