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I’ve always been a big comics and graphic novel fan. In particular in my youth I was a huge superhero fan. So this one was just a natural for me. Especially since one of the heroes that is profiled was one of my youthful favourites: The Incredible Hulk! 6 superheroes who got their powers from…

Ok, so none of these realizations has actually ruined science fiction for me, but they are pretty funny nevertheless. 4 Realizations That Will Ruin Science Fiction for You #4. Sci-fi Needs a Straight Man Like a Laurel and Hardy Routine The bulk of the workload in writing science fiction/fantasy is creating your whole world from…

Friday Fun: Lord of the Tweets

Sure, John Scalzi doesn’t need any link love from me. On the other hand, sometimes he just hits one right out of the park. Apparently the other day he stumbled upon a Lord of the Rings trilogy showing on TV. And he had a web-enabled machine of some sort handy. And he had Twitter open.…

Friday Fun: 31 Days of Halloween!

The science fiction news site blastr has a very entertaining series going for the month of October, 31 Days of Halloween. As you would imagine, every day this month they are featuring a post about Halloween. And fortunately the topics range from the bizarre to the ridiculous all the way to the barely safe for…

Inspired by John Scalzi, I thought I’d poll all my readers out there and see what you are reading this weekend. Books, magazines, blogs, whatever. I’m reading Ross Macdonald’s Meet Me at the Morgue for fiction, Gotham Central Book 1: In the Line of Duty by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark in the…

My 2011 summer reading was pretty meagre this year. For various reasons too boring to go into here, there wasn’t much actually much vacation for me this summer. I think I’ll probably have a better December/Christmas reading list than summer. Such is life. Anyways, what I did read was pretty good, so let’s get to…

Friday Fun: Noir Week at Tor.com

All week I’ve been planning to feature Tor.com’s Noir Week series here today. Somehow it’s fitting that my slightly dark mood right now is matched by the subject matter of the Friday Fun. From the introductory post: Welcome to Noir Week at Tor.com! Join us as we escape from the sweltering dog days of summer…

The world of fantasy genre fiction is finally happy this week. An incredibly long-awaited event has finally taken place. George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons, fifth book in the epic A Song of Ice and Fire series has finally been published. With over five years since the last one, with much grumbling from the…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

On Tor.com over the last couple of years, Kate Nepveu has been taking us through a chapter-by-chapter re-read of The Lord of the Rings. In each post she would give a brief summary of the action as well as some commentary. It’s been a great project and it’s just come to an end in the…

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