Author Archives: JD DeLuzio

Humans

Author: Robert J. Sawyer

Original Publication Date: February 2003

ISBN: 0-312-87691-2

0-765-34675-3

Cover Price:
$17.47 U.S. (hardcover)
$6.99 U.S. (paperback)
$9.99 Canadian (paperback)

Buy from: Amazon.com or Amazon.ca

In the second book of The Neanderthal Parallax, contact becomes commonplace between our earth and an alternate one where Neanderthals have established civilization.

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Hugo Award Winners

The 50th Anniversary Hugo Awards Ceremony took place tonight at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention (Torcon 3) in Toronto, Ontario. MC Spider Robinson’s opening comments praising Science Fiction seemed at odds with the number of fantasy works which were nominated or which won.

The familiar rocket-statue was plated with gold this year, and set in carved maple representing the fury and flame of lift-off, stylized into a maple leaf.

So…. Who won?

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61st World Science Fiction Convention

The 61st Annual World Science Fiction Convention, “Torcon3”, opens August 28 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and runs until September 1.

Guests of Honour include George R.R. Martin, Frank Kelly Freas, Mike Glyer, and toastmasters Spider and Jeanne Robinson. A zillion guests and panellists will appear, including Suzy Charnas, Julie Czerneda,Tanya Huff, China Miéville, Larry Niven, Fred Pohl, Terry Pratchett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, Melinda Snodgrass, Caro Soles…. And (cough)Timeshredder, who will appear on an obscure Saturday morning panel.

Anyone coming?

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Perdido Street Station

Imagine science and technology came to Middle-Earth. Now imagine that it’s not Middle-Earth, but Bas-Lag, and in place of hobbits, orcs, elves, and ents, you have remade humans, amphibious vodyanoi, desert-born cactacae, and gargoyle-like wyvern. In place of epic heroism, imagine cross-motivated realpolitik. Mix SF, fantasy, steampunk, and urban drama, people the result with psychologically complex (and complexed) characters, and have an extraordinarily gifted writer tell the tale. The book is China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station, the mind-bending predecessor to this year’s Hugo-nominated The Scar.

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The Star Wars Kid

If you’re one of the people who hasn’t heard the saga of the Star Wars Kid, you can find a brief, well-written account (cough, cough) here. Elsewhere, there’s a petition to get the Kid a cameo in Episode III.

So, oh Bureau-ites…. What is the most bizarre part of this entire situation?

Whale Rider

Tired of films with few virtues beyond stuff blowin’ up good? Looking for a film that adds elements of the mythic to everyday life, instead of a bloated myth that add characters emotionally unlike anyone who ever existed? Check out Whale Rider, inspired by Witi Ihimaera’s novel (which may be purchased from Amazon.com or Amazon.ca)

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Nerds on Film

We’re not talking your SF/Fantasy/Comic-Book/Anime stuff here. Those films get reviewed on a regular basis here at Bureau42. We’re talking about movies that put nerds, geeks, freaks, and the like—y’know, people like your friends—on camera.

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