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SF Tidbits for 12/16/07

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.

6 Comments on SF Tidbits for 12/16/07

  1. “Other fun facts (thank you, Wikipedia!): the command center of the Apollo 13 craft was named “2001” after the movie, Clarke had a whole friggin’ asteroid AND a new species of dinosaur Serendipaceratops arthurcclarkei named after him. Coolness.”

    No, Wired, the “command center” of the Apollo 13 craft was not named “2001”. The Command Module, the capsule attached to the Service Module was named “Odyssey”. And the Lunar Module was named “Aquarius”. Which was taken from a song from my misbegotten youth.

    Well, it could have been worse.

  2. I’m guessing the editors at Wired weren’t old enough, or even born yet, to remember Apollo 13. If only there was a movie or TV show, or heck, even a book, that would have helped them out.

    See what you get for relying solely on Wikipedia?

  3. Hey, John!

    Thanks for the kind words and the shout out! Much appreciated!


    La Gringa

  4. Someone tell me who is advising AM New York. That has to be the worst list I’ve ever read.

  5. Wow that’s a pretty big screwup on Wired’s part since even Wikipedia is right (even the soviet encyclopedia gets it right sometimes.) :-@

  6. Ugh. If you’re creating sci-fi list, keep the selections science fiction. LOTR, Earthsea, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, and Paolini’s books are fantasy. The selections are for the most part, terrible. Kudos for putting Foundation, Dune, PKD, nd Neal Stephenson on the list.

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