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REVIEW: Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder

REVIEW SUMMARY: Schroeder delivers an action-packed hard science fiction story that isn’t afraid to go as deep with the characters as it is with ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF [...]

October 31, 2007 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

REVIEW SUMMARY: Novik continues the Temeraire saga with an effort that is good, but not great. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Frantically searching to find a cure for an illness [...]

October 15, 2007 // 1 Comment

What do you watch on TV? 2007 edition!

In the spirit of all the recent TV/movie ‘re-imaging’ of properties (Bionic Woman being the latest) I decided to recycle a post from way back in 2005. What TV [...]

October 8, 2007 // 10 Comments

Time Traveling Lately?

After watching NBC’s forgettable new show Journeyman, I started thinking about the premise and what I would do if I were suddenly thrust into the past.  Besides [...]

September 14, 2007 // 6 Comments

Journeyman Pilot Revists Past

There is one thing I can say about Journeyman, the new fall show on NBC about a man who travels back in the past without his control. The show is certainly revisiting the [...]

September 13, 2007 // 5 Comments

Bionic Woman Pilot Delivers

Thanks to NBC, Tivo and Amazon, the pilot episodes of NBCs fall shows are available now for free download. After entering too many passwords and being forced to enter a [...]

September 12, 2007 // 6 Comments

SF Signal: What works for you?

Like many, the folks here at SF Signal just want to be loved.  As a result, we care about what our readers have to say and wonder about what they like.  So, here is [...]

September 10, 2007 // 31 Comments

REVIEW: A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham

REVIEW SUMMARY: An intriguing story that is short on fantasty elements and long on characters who are complex and real. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The summer cities along the [...]

September 5, 2007 // 0 Comments

New Hard Sci Fi?

While I enjoy all types of fiction, I’ve always enjoyed hard science fiction a little more than other most. I define hard science fiction as one where despite a certain [...]

September 4, 2007 // 23 Comments

MOVIE REVIEW: A Scanner Darkly

REVIEW SUMMARY: Director Richard Linklater’s faithful adaptation of Dick’s classic 1977 novel uses a unique film style that immerses the viewer in a comic-book [...]

August 13, 2007 // 3 Comments

Most Overrated?

Taking author John Scalzi up on his request to post about what I consider to be a most overrated work, I submit the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Now I know many people [...]

July 27, 2007 // 19 Comments

Ultimate Lego Star Wars

Not satisfied with the $299 Imperial Star Destroyer or the $299 Death Star II, the folks at Lego have outdone themselves with the upcoming release of a $499 Millennium [...]

June 25, 2007 // 0 Comments

Are You a Superfan?

You might think you’re a big fan of science fiction or of a particular franchised universe, but are you in line with the folks who are actively demonstrating they are [...]

June 11, 2007 // 14 Comments

REVIEW: Recursion by Tony Ballantyne

REVIEW SUMMARY: Steadily improving work that delivers some interesting ideas. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In 2210 a young man decides to defy the galactic authority and [...]

May 30, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Legend by David Lynn Golemon

REVIEW SUMMARY: Golemon can write action sequences with the best of them, and he lands a solid uppercut with this book. The depth of the science fiction lies under the [...]

May 15, 2007 // 0 Comments

REVIEW: Black Powder War by Naomi Novik

REVIEW SUMMARY: A return to more of what made the start of this series great, Tremeraire again runs into Napoleon and his army as they invade Prussia. The book doesn’t [...]

May 6, 2007 // 0 Comments

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