Ok, it’s a little on the big side, and kind of hot, but this extrasolar planet, in orbit around mu Arae, ranks as one of the most-Earthlike extrasolar planets discovered thus far.
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Girls Who Bite Back examines turn-of-the-millennium pop culture, particularly superhero and comic-related pop culture, as it relates to females. The anthology defies any other description, and Pohl-Weary has gathered essays, articles, short fiction, and comix between the covers. The book even features “Crisis Girl in ‘Springrolls,'” a recipe presented in the form of a superhero strip. It’s a mixed smorgasbord, and the quality of the pieces being dished out varies significantly. Developing a list of useful categories by which to rank this work would have been impossible. Still, the best make this a book worth biting into.
Way back when, Lucas claimed that Star Wars would eventually consist of a trilogy of trilogies. Then, for a long time, he denied that he would ever make the final trilogy, three episodes which take place after the original three.
According to this story, we might be seeing these after all.
Is this a good thing, or not?
I’ve taken the written tests, I meet all the physical requirements, I’m mentally stable, I’m the right age, I’m healthy, I can fly… (I know that’s not a requirement; I just thought I would mention it).
–The Human Torch, applying for work.
I read various comics as I found them when I was a kid, but two regularly: Spider- man and Fantastic Four. I’d abandoned them by the end of elementary school, and gave away or sold most of my collection in university. If I wanted now to show someone what made the FF appealing to me, I might well recommend Marvel Knights 4: Wolf at the Door. This is the classic FF, flaws and all, in a contemporary setting.
The day war was declared, a rain of telephones fell clattering to the cobblestones from the skies above Novy Petrograd. Some of them had half-melted from the heat of re-entry; others pinged and ticked, cooling rapidly in the postdawn chill. An inquisitive pigeon hopped close, head cocked to one side; it pecked at the shiny case of one such device, then fluttered away in alarm when it beeped. A tinny voice spoke: “Hello? Will you entertain us?”(1)
Charles Stross’ reputation for excellent short stories has made his first novel one of the most anticipated of the year. Singularity Sky has been nominated for a Hugo, and both James Patrick Kelly and Gardner Dozois (Asimov’s) place Stross on the “cutting edge of science fiction.”< So, how good is it? More…
We always knew it! Like Killer Clowns, these seemingly innocent cymbals, sorry, symbols of childhood past are Pure Evil!
Do you have further evidence regarding the Robot Monkey Conspiracy?
What we have here at Shady Rest is an Egyptian soul-sucker of some sort.”
Here’s another film from last year which has found a larger audience on video. Just as Buffy (especially in the earlier seasons) used horror-movie conventions to comment on adolescence, serving them up in a blend of horror, humour, and drama, Bubba Ho-Tep does the same for the geriatric set. A monster’s stalking old people, but our heroes refuse to go gentle into that good night.
What? We never reviewed this film when it came out last year?
Well, that’s okay because, if you don’t live near a major center, you’d have never found it playing. Now you can just rent the DVD or video, or buy them from Amazon.com or Amazon.ca. The DVD contains a number of special features, including an account of the principal characters’ experience with the film’s festival success.
Of this year’s Hugo nominees, Robert Charles Wilson’s Blind Lake has the greatest crossover appeal, a fact which will draw in some readers and (possibly) alienate others. An SF thriller set in a community under pressure, Blind Lake features a Stephen King-esque small community and a plausible extra-terrestrial– but who the heck is Nerissa Iverson?