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Small Issues for SFF stuff
« on: April 07, 2009, 05:39:05 PM »

Not worthy of a theads of their own. Just snipets of sci-fi related usless info and stuff.

(if not the thread can die in pieces)

It seems they're bringing/brought back that ol 80's show Knight Rider! COOL!
Ok.... I was a HUGE Knight Rider fan when I was young teenager :D It's comming on the Sci-fi Channel sometime this month. This time K.I.T.T. is a Ford Mustang!

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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 05:53:22 PM »

I remember hearing something about this happening a while ago. Doubt it'll come even close being as successful the second time around.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 05:58:28 PM »

I'm sure you're going to be right GO. Even so I may have to watch it just in case :)
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2009, 02:36:50 PM »

Why on earth did that Twilight film do so well at the MTV Movie awards? Oh let me think could it be the really small demography it's aimed at and the MTV audience perhaps?

I wouldn't watch it again that's for sure.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2009, 03:46:31 PM »

Why on earth did that Twilight film do so well at the MTV Movie awards? Oh let me think could it be the really small demography it's aimed at and the MTV audience perhaps?

I wouldn't watch it again that's for sure.

I would very much like to agree with you Mydd, but alas I am (or should I say my publishing house) responsible for the Twilight series and subsequently the movies. She along with James Patterson helped pay for my house! :)
She was such a nice lady when she first came onboard with us.....now she's an F'ing Diva!
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2009, 10:45:06 PM »

Something I found highly amusing:

Gollancz Men v. Women

"Where are the elf pimps?" ~ Richard K. Morgan
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 03:31:22 AM »

I just found out today that Jay Lake has colon cancer, which has spread to his liver. I have not read a lot of Lake's work, but I have enjoyed what I have read and damned if this is not horrible news. Apparently old news as well, since the cancer reared its ugly head about a year ago, though the re-emergence of the Colon cancer and tumors in the liver are new news. The man is a good writer and he does a lot to inspire and encourage other writers (like Ken Scholes), so this is especially bad news. I hope things go well and though he has outright stated that the colon cancer will not be going away, at the very least it can be dealt with. I'd wish him luck, but I've no good luck to give.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 01:25:44 PM »

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Sci-fi writer signs £1m book deal 
 
Alastair Reynolds has been praised for his epic space operas
A former astronomer from south Wales has signed one of the biggest-ever science fiction book deals. The author of Revelation Space and Century Rain, will get £1m from Gollancz for his next ten novels.


Lucky fella! I know the name but not read any of his books yet. Might pick one out from the library if I can find one.

 
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 03:37:05 AM »

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Brandon Sanderson sold four books to Moshe Feder at Tor Books, via agent Joshua Bilmes at JABberwocky. The books represent the first four volumes of a new epic fantasy series to be called The Way of Kings, with the first expected to appear in the second half of 2010. Agent Bilmes writes that "the books are planned to alternate with the three books by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson that will conclude Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Per book advances [for the new series] are in the six figures, and with performance-based bonuses possible total advances on the deal could exceed $2.5 million."
Source.

Luckier fella.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 10:32:41 PM »

Haven't posted anything about the Hugo's this year because...well, they're a bit uninteresting. However, I went onto one of the nominees, Mary Robinette Kowal, and she has her short story, 'Evil Robot Monkey' available for free online. There's three versions of it on there. I listened to the audio-version that the author read herself. I felt it was pretty good.

Anyone got anything else like this?
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 11:27:28 PM »

Summer in Paris, Light from the Sky and Last Flight of the Goddess both by Ken Scholes. Both are good stories. I read them in Scholes' collection of short fiction and Last Flight of the Goddess remains one of my favorite short stories, period. Summer/Light is a decent story that reimagines Hitler had he become an artist instead of a politician. 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss by Kij Johnson was nominated for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award, and Hugo Award, but it did not win any of them. It was, however, a very enjoyable and entertaining read. It has an odd format, too.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009, 03:06:05 AM »

Cheers, Jamesy. Will give them a proper look later.

In other news:
Sigh. Why can't it be left alone? Why?!
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff.
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2009, 03:47:39 AM »

New movie coming out at some point, looks pretty good despite the director's previous movies.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2009, 05:40:38 AM »

An article from Lev Grossman (newly minted author of The Magicians) about novels, plot, and the how modernist writers broke things. Unsurprisingly enough, it was not well received.

One of the better (and entertaining) follow-ups was from Jeff VanderMeer, who also linked to some more commentary.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 11:36:06 PM »

I feel JK Rowling has received more than her dues, for her Harry Potter series, but denying her an honour due to American politicians believing her books 'promote sorcery' is quite absurd. :lol:
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2009, 06:21:05 PM »

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due to American politicians believing her books 'promote sorcery'

Unbelievable. Sometimes I really think we're moving backward as a civilization instead of forwards. I mean seriously... Harry Potter... promoting sorcery? Has no one made it clear to these people that Harry Potter is not real? Are we to take from this that these people believe in sorcery?

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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 05:39:34 AM »

Not sure if I'd love to see this 'Star Wars in concert' business, or if I'd like to rage at George Lucas...
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 08:06:03 PM »

So, so, Neil Gaiman further adds to my less than kind view of him, today. What a hack fellow.

"A fantastic way to get more people excited and actively engaging with audiobooks.” :lol: Can't wait to hear that mess.
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2009, 11:49:29 PM »

A Friend sent me a photo of a Costume that is causing a Stir ,,it's a Alien in a Orange suit
holding a Green card ,,they say They are Human not Aliens ,I don't see the harm as that Film
where they keep these Aliens in a Compound   SHEESH!!!  if Bats can see that it's not demeaning
     bats :elf_drow:
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Re: Small Issues for Sci-fi stuff
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2009, 04:50:17 PM »

British Halo fan makes film. Pretty cool, if you ask me. :lol:

More positive than the 'is it, will it, won't it' bullshit that Microsoft won't put a rubber stamp on.
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