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SF Tidbits for 1/21/09

About John DeNardo (13014 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 1/21/09

  1. John-san, thanks so much for linking to my Tor piece!

  2. Longest sequel? I considered that (as well as announced books) previously.  I think the record has got to be Jerry Pournelle, both for length and number of announced books and/or sequels that have not come to pass.

    I am also waiting on George R. R. Martin. As a sign of faith, I’m reading the earlier books in the hopes by the time I get caught up (some are re-reads, some are first time reads) the next one will be out, the roadblock will be overcome, and the rest of the series will fall into place like clockwork. Hope springs eternal, etc.

  3. Heather: No problem.

    Fred: Of course!  And how could I forget our own coverage of your list.

  4. “Whether a movie counts as science fiction depends on whether the science fiction elements are crucial to the plot.”

    This is actually Stanislaw Lem’s theory – he said that if all science fiction elements can be taken out of a book and the book still makes sense, it’s not actually science fiction.

  5. Forgot to mention – in Polish fandom this is commonly referred to as “Lem’s razor”.

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