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SF Tidbits for 6/19/06

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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.

3 Comments on SF Tidbits for 6/19/06

  1. joshua corning // June 19, 2006 at 2:44 am //

    i would like to add to the list of people and orginizations who have tried to erase the smell of Sci-Fi from themselves…i nominate SF Signal becouse they called themsleves SF Signal rather then Sci-Fi.


    Hey all kidding a side this might be a good poll question.

    Is “SF” or “Sci Fi” the best abrivation for science fiction?

  2. Ah, the debate between sf vs. sci fi. Or is it scifi? Or sci-fi? I think over the past couple of years, I have used “sf” to refer to books and “scifi” when talking about movies – yet another usage I’ve seen somewhere and adopted. But when we were thinking up a domain name, we were less concerned about nomenclature than we were about having something shorter to type. We’re all about the laziness.

    I think the answer to the abbreviation question for most will be “who cares?”

  3. I almost always use SF. When someone says “sci-fi” to me I always say “It’s pronounced ‘skiffy,'” and that throws them off.

    I can think of no other genre with such contraction.




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