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Yet Another Book to Read: Sideways in Crime

May 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I just listened to the audio promo for Sideways in Crime, a collection of short stories about alternate history and crime fiction. All I know I gleaned from the audio promo and the book’s Amazon page, but it sounds good so far. I am a huge fan of short fiction as it gives me a […]

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Tobias Buckell’s Ragamuffin On Nebula Final Ballot

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Ragamuffin, Tobias Buckell’s killer follow up to Crystal Rain is on the final ballot for the Nebula award! I really enjoyed Ragamuffin and found it built really well on the universe laid out in Crystal Rain. The fact that Pepper was back and kicking ass was another huge bonus. As John Scalzi […]

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Free Jumper Comic Preview

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

I have been looking forward to Jumper which comes to theatres on Valentines day 2008. Jumper is about an individual who finds out he has a special genetic trait allowing him to teleport.  He is then forced to deal with a battle between the Jumpers and a “company” who is out to kill all of […]

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Who Will Lead the Sci Fi Movie Revolution?

January 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Mark Harris of Entertainment Weekly wrote a great (IMHO) article about the State of Science Fiction movies as a genre. He lambasted the genre for being too wrapped up in nostalgia and not taking chances.
Ideally, sci-fi’s next rescuer should be someone whose ideas about the future derive from somewhere — anywhere — other than […]

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