April 2004 Archives
April 27, 2004
April 26, 2004
April 25, 2004
April 24, 2004
- Finding inspiration
- Developing your ideas
- Future and alternate histories
- How to inspire a sense of wonder
- Plus his top ten SF short stories
April 23, 2004
April 22, 2004
April 21, 2004
Salon's running a double feature on Stephenson today: a long interview with Neal, and a review by Andrew Leonard. [Via BoingBoing]I'm still fighting my way through Quicksilver. I go through spells of enjoying it then finding it dull. The real problem is not having enough time to read (of course). But also with the book being so thick I don't tend to lug it around with me and read a chapter whilst making a cup of tea or whatever. Instead it sits, large and heavy on the table, the big tome. Anyway, enough procrastinating I want to read Confusion so I will finish it. The interview is well worth reading with some great quotes...
April 20, 2004
"In this exclusive preview, George Lucas discusses Anakin's descent, with a first look at the new Vader costume forged for Episode III. "However I'm quite looking forward to seeing the original trailers and tv spots, seeing as I can't actually remember them.
April 19, 2004
Analog and Asimov's magazines presented their annual awards during the April 16 Nebula weekend festivities in Seattle. [SciFi.com news]
Winners include Lucius Shepard, John Varley and Michael Swanwick.
SCI FI Channel's upcoming original series Battlestar Galactica begins production this week in Vancouver, B.C., the network announced. Based on the December 2003 miniseries that became the most-watched cable miniseries of the year, Galactica returns to SCI FI Channel as a one-hour weekly drama in early 2005. [SciFi.com news]
The ragtag fleet back in full effect. Just please don't discover Earth in the second series, find out that you can jump really high and start acting like the series is in fact CHIPS.
April 18, 2004
Computer whiz gets $11.5m deal (Australian)
A COMPUTER whiz has pulled off an $11.5 million deal to develop computer games based on the television science fiction series Stargate SG-1 . [Yahoo! News]
No details of what the game would be like yet, but at a wild guess....first person shooter, one level per stargate, etc etc.
April 17, 2004
Wired News: Paying Homage to Science Fiction
... Paying Homage to Science Fiction. ... Analog Science Fiction and Fact editor Stanley Schmidt is on the board of advisers for the Science Fiction Museum. ... [Google Alert results for: science fiction]
Lots about the new museum in the blogosphere, Wired have done one of the best pieces about it.
Malkovich Hitches On 'Galaxy'
John Malkovich will join the cast The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a movie based on Douglas Adams' SF radio show and book, for Spyglass Entertainment/Walt Disney Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [SciFi.com news]
...and Martin Freeman is Arthur Dent. Sounds intriguing.
Video: We Still Do A Little Bit
There are still times when you need to roll up your sleeves and do things the old fashioned way. [StarWars.com]
The third Episode III web documentary is online for the general public (as opposed to hidden away behind a Hyperspace subscription). The previous two are well worth watching too if you haven't seen them, the big highlight being the chance to see Anakin Skywalker's new haircut!