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SF Tidbits for 8/8/06

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

7 Comments on SF Tidbits for 8/8/06

  1. Irene Gallo comments: “I feel privildeged that Shelley continues to design book covers for us at Tor, including Eastern Standard Tribe, The Tooth Fairy, and many others.”

    Shocking that she did not mention Shelley’s greatest work! His masterpiece! Of course I mean the cover art for GOLDEN AGE.

    http://www.sff.net/people/john-c-wright/golden%20age.jpg

    http://www.sff.net/people/john-c-wright/Phoenix%20Exhaultant.jpg

    I hold myself out as a completely and entirely neutral and objective judge of the matter.

  2. Vector editor Niall Harrison reviews Alastair Reynolds’ Pushing Ice.

    Thank you for the link and all, but I’m afraid I have to be boringly pedantic for a moment here — I’m only co-editor of Vector, and the review is of the novella “Understanding Space and Time”, not Pushing Ice. 🙂

  3. Ack! Thanks, Niall, for calling us on our blatant unprofessionalism. Rest assured that when we ignorantly re-post the same information in a few days as if it were new, it will be riddled with enough spelling and grammatical errors to keep you busy for days. 🙂

  4. And by ‘us’, John really means John. 😀

  5. THE MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION looks very interesting. It’s rare to find an anthology of adaptations from written SF.

  6. Sure, JP. It’s “our blog” (well your blog, you know what I mean) when you guys score. But it’s “John’s blog” when there’s a screwup.

    😉

  7. Fred, so true. 🙂

    Lee,

    Yep, it’s nice to see TV fiction based on written sf. It has been done before, though. The original Twilight Zone (and some of its later spinoffs) had episodes based on short fiction. I was hard pressed to find a definitive list, but a good starting point is the table of contents of The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Richard Matheson & Charles G. Waugh. (Which I just happened to pick up last weekend coincidentally.) I also know that several episodes of the 90’s Outer Limits features epsiodes based on sf as well.

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