Aug 13, 2008
Indiana Jones IV will hit DVD and Blu-ray on October 14th 2008 according to Lucasfilm and Paramount Home Entertainment.
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A special two-disc edition DVD and a Blu-ray disc packed with bonus features will allow viewers to follow the filmmakers and cast behind the scenes of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
There were also be a new Indiana Jones boxed set released which will included the…
Aug 13, 2008
My recent post about the Future of Science Fiction Short Stories started a very interesting discussion that has opened up a number of additional questions. One of the biggest ones I think is the suggestion that maybe the science fiction short stories being published in magazines are simply too literary for many people’s tastes.
Now I want to make clear than no one who said this was suggesting that literary science…
Aug 12, 2008
Lately I’ve been using StumbleUpon.com as an excellent source of new science fiction and fantasy websites. When I’m lacking inspiration for Solar Flare, I often go stumbling for half an hour to see if anything catches my imagination.
What Is StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is a user generated and categorized directory of web pages, pictures and video. It’s a way of moving around the web and finding new sites based on the recommendations of…
Aug 12, 2008
For the fourth week in a row, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight has dominated the movie box office. Like most people, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. As a matter of fact, I walked out of the theater thinking that this was probably the single best super hero movie adaptation ever.
However, I did have a brief moment as I watched the movie when I wished for something…lighter. Having stared straight into the…
Aug 11, 2008
News about science fiction on the Internet.
- Transcriptase launches as an archive for ex-Helix writer’s stories.
- Web Fiction Guide is a new online resource to keep track of online fiction: e-zines and blooks (blogged novels).
- Fan History’s science fiction section needs your help. Fan History is a fan run project dedicated to documenting the history of fandom. Laura Hale, site admin, is asking for more people in the science fiction community to help develop it.
Aug 8, 2008
News for science fiction fans who like video games of all sorts.
- Stargate Worlds was demo’d by GameSpy at Comic-Con International. It’s due to be released Q4 2008.
- In The Making (and Remaking) of Bionic Commando 1up reports various tidbits on the latest incarnation of the classic 1987 arcade game.
- Engage! Cryptic to obtained the license for Star Trek and has begun work on an Massive Multiplayer Online game. More details will be revealed at the…
Aug 8, 2008
When looking at science fiction in the first half of the 20th century you have to consider the pulp magazines. Many popular works of science fiction were serialized in magazines before they were published as novels.
The existence of magazines that specialized in science fiction allowed fans of the genre to connect and fandom to emerge for the…
Aug 7, 2008
One of the great things about the internet is how easy it is to get in touch with people who have similar interests to you. Obviously if you’ve found this site you’re familiar with looking for news/information on the internet. But what about disussion?
I’m not talking about forums, although they can be great fun for a casual chat too. I’m thinking more along the lines of book clubs where people…
Aug 6, 2008
Image via WikipediaHow do you encapsulate a genre in ten books? Well you can’t really. So let me admit from the outset that this list of ten books is quite arbitrary and the number has more to do with the fact that I don’t want to spend the next two weeks writing this post. But for all that, the books I’m about to list are well worth reading and fine…
Aug 5, 2008
My short story “Tooth Fairy” is available for download on the Podcastle website, read by Stephen Eley.
This story grew out of a conversation I had with my daughter when she asked me “what does the tooth fairy do with my tooth?” She caught me off guard with this question, and I said that I would have to get back to her.
This piece of flash fiction is my response…