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Jim Henson’s The Cube At iTunes

I think it’s safe to assume that anyone reading this will recognize the name Jim Henson. The Muppets is usually the first thing that most people think of. SciFi fans (those of you reading this most likely) are likely to point to The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth.

But how many of you have heard of The Cube? I hadn’t until recently. The Cube was an hour long episode of an NBC…

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series History of Science Fiction

This was a decade dominated by war. The First World War erupted in 1914 and ended in 1918. In the midst of this and other conflicts the Russian Revolution occurred. Inevitably all of this turmoil affected the works produced during this period.

Scientific advances continued however with an increased interest in electronics. One significant breakthrough was Albert…

Are Worlds Bigger Than Their Creators?

In recent weeks the Dragon Page’s Cover to Cover podcast has discussed the issue of authors writing books in another author’s world, specifically
“zombie novels” where the original author is dead. The specific case that started the discussion was the news that there would be a new Null-A novel by John C. Wright. The World of Null-A is a novel by A E van Vogt which was published in 1948. That…

Help Me Write A Knol On Science Fiction

I’ve created a Knol on Science Fiction and I’m looking for people to help me edit and revise it.

Knols are a new Google concept and are intended to be comprehensive articles on a particular subject. I have created a basic outline but I am looking for people to help me populate it with key information on authors, movies, awards and other key information about the science fiction genre.

I’ve set…

Why British SciFi Television Is Better Than American

This one will ruffle some feathers. Okay full disclosure. I’m British. I live in America but I spent the first 28 years of my life in Scotland so I am unquestionably British. Maybe I’m biased.

But I’m not wrong.

Even Britain’s obscure or failed science fiction shows have a greater range and imagination than the majority of the scifi output from American television. I don’t think the distinction is nearly so clear…

The Golden Age Of Geekdom.

Back in the summer of 2002 it occurred to me that we were at the beginning of a “golden age of geekdom.” What prompted this thought? The fact that within the space of one year we would see a brand new movies devoted to Star Wars, Spider-Man and Lord of the Rings. If you had told me this back when I was twelve, I would have been over the moon with joy.…

5 Point Manifesto For Positive Fandom

If you’ve read this blog for more than a couple of weeks it should be pretty clear that I feel there is too much negativity in science fiction fandom (or at least online fandom). Well I’m a firm believer that if you see a problem you should attempt to solve it. A while back I posted about 7 Things that SciFi Fans Should Stop Doing, now I’m going to provide…

Creators of the Batman - Bill Finger

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Batman A History of the Dark Knight

Everyone knows that Bob Kane created Batman. Sadly relatively few people know that Bill Finger also created Batman.

Bill Finger was born on February 8th 1914 in Manhattan, New York. Finger was a comic book writer. After meeting Bob Kane at a party and Kane offered him a job. He joined Bob Kane’s studio in…

The History of Science Fiction: 1900 - 1909

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series History of Science Fiction

The first decade of the 20th century continued the remarkable scientific progress of the previous century. Two events in particular informed the “scientifiction” writing of this period. In 1903 the Wright Brothers built and flew the first airplane, something that would inspire a lot of stories.

But probably even more significant was Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity…

Yoda’s Life Coaching System

Stuck in a rut? Want to get ahead at work? Is there just something missing from your life? What you need is Yoda’s Life Coaching System. Available on five CD for the low low price of 99 galactic credits.

Yoda’s Life Coaching System contains over 10 hours of material. In 5 easy lessons, Yoda will help you overcome your fears;

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.…

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