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SF Tidbits for 1/27/09

About John DeNardo (13012 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 1/27/09

  1. I never fully agree with online lists, but leaving this blog out of the top 100 and giving io9 the #1 stop invalidates the entire list for me.

    This is the only scifi blog I check daily.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Martin.  I didn’t think it was possible, but my ego has gotten even bigger!  πŸ™‚

    Do note that, despite the numbers on that list, they are grouped. So, if the Books & Comics group, which does list SF Signal, were listed first, we’d be #2!

  3. I’ve got issues with the listing, and not just because I’m not on it.  I find io9 almost unreadable and have been avoiding it since I first gave it a shot.  i remember it covering almost nothing I was interested in, and doing so in ways I was even less interested in.

    I can’t click on blogspot blogs at work, but I think they linked up William Lexner’s blog and unless something has changed recently, it hasn’t been updated in quite a while. 

    (I am NOT going to talk about the Hotlist, I am NOT going to talk about the Hotlist…)

    And finally, in my negative discussion, I really think that any listing of the top SF blogs that doesn’t include John Scalzi’s Whatever is entirely lacking.  I know he writes as much about non SFF as he does about SFF, but seriously.  That’s a hell of an omission. 

    The good:, Wertzone, OF Blog of the Fallen, Grasping for the Wind…(and others)

    It’s WEIRD list. 

  4. Thanks for linking to the Top 100 list, John! And you will always be #1 Poo-Bah in my book. πŸ˜‰

  5. Big time congrats to Neil, The Graveyard Book is an enchanting story and certainly deserves the award in my humble opinion.

    I don’t generally get annoyed when people lump science fiction and fantasy together under one heading and call it either one or the other as most of the time when that happens you can make some allowance for who is doing it.  But to call a list Top 100 Science Fiction and then to go on and list several websites that by the list’s description are about ‘fantasy’ is kind of hard to overlook.  And I really many of the blogs that are mentioned as catering to ‘fantasy’.  But should they be in a Science Fiction list?  And if so, should the tag line about them at least mention that they also do science fiction related stuff?  I cannot argue that there are many great sites on that list, and kudos to SF Signal. But come on…can’t we in the community do a little better job of demonstrating an understanding of the genre classifications, regardless of how we feel about these classifications?

  6. Oops, always remember to proof read before hitting “post”. πŸ˜‰

    That should read “…Top 100 Science Fiction blogs…”and the next sentence should say “And I really like many of the blogs that are mentioned as catering to ‘fantasy'”.

    Please return to your regularly scheduled programming….

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