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SF Tidbits for 12/13/08

  • Book Launch & Signing: Ellen Datlow sends word about her latest anthology, Poe, a new anthology from Solaris celebrating two hundred years since the birth of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s got “remixed and re-imagined” versions of Poe’s tales by such talents as Pat Cadigan, Sharyn McCrumb, Kim Newman, Lucius Shepard, M. Rickert and Nicholas Royle. A free book launch and signing event, hosted by the British Fantasy Society, will be held Saturday January 31st at the historic Ye Olde Cock Tavern on London’s Fleet Street. Ellen will be on hand to present readings by Pat Cadigan and Kim Newman with copies of the book available for purchase and signature.
  • G4tv’s Fresh Ink has a video-interview with Todd McFarlane (Spawn).
  • Free Fiction [courtesy of QuasarDragon]
  • Cover Pr0n @Pyr-o-mania: Kay Kenyon’s A World Too Near.
  • “Nearly half of all men and one-third of women have lied about what they have read to try to impress friends or potential partners, a survey suggests.” [via GalleyCat]
  • Hyperpat’s HyperDay sez: Special Effects Do Not a Good Movie Make. Agreed. Anyone who has seen a Star Wars prequel can attest to that.
  • The Website at the End of the Universe asks: Does letting kids read SF&F harm their mental health? Utter nonsense. Look how fine I turned out? Oh, wait…
  • The World in the Satin Bag asks: Should Science Fiction Be Taught in Schools? I wish they had a science fiction source when I went to school. Instead, I was force-fed Wuthering Heights. It tasted like Brussel Sprouts.
  • Lists:
  • Lou Anders, when he’s not moving and shaking, is talking about Batman in The Brave and the Bold.
  • It’s John C. Wright vs. Pirates. No…really!
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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.
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