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SF Tidbits for 3/23/08

  • E.E. Knight is celebrating William Shatner’s birthday the way God intended…with a parade of Star Trek babes. I have the most embarrassing memories of Shahna… Thanks for reminding me, E.E. 🙂
  • Science Fiction Awards Watch and Locus list the Prometheus Awards nominees, a list that includes Tobias S. Buckell, Ken MacLeod, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner, Harry S. Turtledove, and Jo Walton.
  • Mary Robinette Kowal has been added to the list of sf/f authors who blog.
  • SFFaudio rounds up upcoming SF Radio adaptations on BBC radio.
  • The Ballardian has an interview with J.G. Ballard translated from a 1976 interview that appeared in German. “…I also had the feeling that the young people who were writing SF didn’t at all know what they were writing about, that they either didn’t see or didn’t take advantage of the possibilities of the genre, so to speak. The ‘landscapes’ of SF were not satisfactorily made use of, because SF was fundamentally a commercial business. And therefore it was not permissible that authors should ever challenge the reader.”
  • Real Science, or, two Kaku links:
    • CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks podcast-interviews Dr. Michio Kaku about his book Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel. [via SFFaudio]
    • The Telegraph profiles Dr. Michio Kaku. “In the world of theoretical physics there is a certain amount of snobbery aimed at those of us who try to engage the public.” Not in these parts!
  • Boing Boing included a picture that forced me to hop on over to this Stormtrooper Easter bunny.
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.

1 Comment on SF Tidbits for 3/23/08

  1. At my first Star Trek con ever (Trek Expo, NYC, 1978) Angelique Pettyjohn came out on a stage IN COSTUME and did a weird contortionist dance number to disco music. This was followed by Arnold Moss (Anton Karidian/Kodos the Executioner) coming on and saying “the selection of scenes from Hamlet I planned to perform rather pales compared to that.”

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