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Has nothing interesting to say so in the interest of time, will get on with not saying it.

If this is true

This could rock. Ain’t It Cool News has posted a rumor that major motion picture company has bought the rights toHyperion, from Dan Simmons. This could be extremely [...]

August 12, 2003 // 1 Comment

Paycheck, The Movie

Paycheck is the latest Philip K. Dick story to be turned into movie. While the short story this film is based on is quite good, the film version, just based on the trailed [...]

August 12, 2003 // 5 Comments

Review – Spy Kids 3D

Rating: 3/5 Yes, Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, is a science fiction film and, since we saw it today, here’s a review. SK3D concerns the evil plans of the Toymaker to capture [...]

August 10, 2003 // 2 Comments

REVIEW: Celestial Matters

Review Summary: Alternate history set in Ancient Greece My Rating: 4/5 Celestial Matters is Richard Garfinkle’s first novel, and what a novel it is. Garfinkle has [...]

August 8, 2003 // 2 Comments


Recently I acquired an iPAQ 1910 (thanks Tim!) and, in the course of getting it setup, I came across FictionWise. They sell ebooks for Microsoft’s PocketPC Reader [...]

August 5, 2003 // 3 Comments

SWG and Moveable Type

Star Wars Galaxies FAQ by Bindy Balaroo is a FAQ site dedicated to SWG. Big deal, I know, except that Moveable Type is being used to power it. He’s not using MT as [...]

August 4, 2003 // 0 Comments

Star Wars Galaxies Impressions

I’ve recently been playing SWG, along with Scott and a few other people, and I thought I’d post some thoughts that I have concerning it. When SWG was first [...]

July 31, 2003 // 6 Comments

Update to SFSignal

So no one thinks I haven’t done anything with the site recently, I have! Each entry on the main page now has its category displayed, and it is also a link to the [...]

July 28, 2003 // 1 Comment

The Pain, The Hurting!

Holy bad ‘singing’ Bat Man! This is horrific. But, like a train wreck, you can’t help but [...]

July 25, 2003 // 2 Comments

SciFi Pictures – Encrypt

Encrypt, from the SciFi Channel, is on tomorrow night. Parts of this sound interesting, although the whole ecological disaster motif annoys me, but I guess they needed [...]

July 23, 2003 // 4 Comments

Thoughts on the GameCube

We bought Aaron a GameCube for his birthday, an early birthday present. We also bought a few games for him, a couple of which are interesting in a SF [...]

July 23, 2003 // 3 Comments

Harry Potter 1 & 2

I just finished up the first two Harry Potter books, in about 3 days total, and I have to say, they are rather good. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I got my [...]

July 21, 2003 // 3 Comments

Second Life

Second Life is a Massively Multiplayer Online…World. It looks interesting, with the best feature being that people, in game, can build, not only their own houses, but [...]

July 21, 2003 // 1 Comment

Starfire Boardgame

SDS Starfire Site I remeber playing this waaaaay back in 1980. At that time, the game was one of those that game in a re-sealable plastic bag and had cardboard punch-out [...]

July 20, 2003 // 0 Comments

Interview with David Brin

David Brin has an interesting interview at the Science Fiction Weekly Interview. Brin is one of my favorite authors. Someone whose books I’ll read regardless (I need to [...]

July 18, 2003 // 2 Comments

New UMMORPG – Wish

Wish, by Mutable Realms, is supposed a new kind of online role playing game, an Ultra-Massively Online Role Playing Game. Their aim is to get 10’s of thousands of [...]

July 16, 2003 // 10 Comments

Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Review for Xbox at GameSpot gives KotOR a 9.1. They liked the combat and voice actinng the best. All I can say is, #$@#$ XBOX! They did [...]

July 15, 2003 // 0 Comments

Rocket Cars

Rocketry – – Estes Blurzz Rocket Fueled Dragster! I gotta try one of these babies out. Warning, do not go to the Estes web site to look for more info. Their site [...]

July 14, 2003 // 1 Comment

Ah! Make it Stop!

Oh my godness. This is truely frightening. I know, not SF related, but [...]

July 14, 2003 // 0 Comments

Da Horra!

Does anyone remember the Star Wars Holiday Special? After seeing this page, I’m glad I vaugely recall it. But, if you’re in the mood for some serious masochistic [...]

July 13, 2003 // 2 Comments

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