Sunday, July 31, 2005

delta thrives | set the controls for the heart of the sun

Is it a blog? a comic? a short story? Thanks, Alek!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

September: The Gunslinger

Friday, July 22, 2005

I is for Interview

An interview with Ray Bradbury that I learned about thanks to my friend Chris...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Our July book: Gridlinked, by Neal Asher

July 21
Ignacio 5

Sunday, July 17, 2005

If Dr. Seuss wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation...

Ignacio stumbled upon this while not writing his dissertation :-P .

Picard: Computer, how long til we die?

Computer: Eight minutes left to say goodbye.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Which Science-Fiction Writer Are You?

Many of the members of the group have taken the test; we have a Gibson, 3 or 4 Clarkes and 2 Clements, (including me, Ignacio).
Thanks to Chris for sending the link!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

BEDTIME-STORY CLASSIC: The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat: "They dined on mince and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon"

For those reading Gridlinked.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Fountainhead Earth

The novel was later made into a musical, Fountainhead Earth: A Saga Of The Year 1950, starring John Travolta, with a budget of $100 million, drawing $45.20 at the box office. It opened on 3249 screens simultaneously in the United States, with its first run lasting almost two showings.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

FireflyMovie.com - News

FireflyMovie.com - NewsJoss Whedon says: "Summer did read for Kitty in X3. I know because she called me and mentioned she was going to and did I know anything about the character (there were no 'sides' to study -- they had to get them when they came in). So the girl I turned into sort of a superhero in my movie was going to read for the character that most influenced ALL my girl-heroes, Kitty Pryde. "

"Summer would make a wonderful Kitty. (And I don't say that lightly.) As long as it doesn't interfere with SERENITY II: RICARDO MONTALBAN'S STILL PISSED -- or, much more importantly, SERENITY III: SO VERY NUDE. "

Safety and legal considerations for Human Torch operating ATV

Why the Fantastic 4 Human Torch ATV (with Light-Up Headlights!) is the Worst Movie Tie-In Toy Ever

by Wm. Steven Humphrey:

(...) Has anyone told the Human Torch that it might not be safe to sit on top of a gas tank when one is on FIRE? Nice message to send the kids, assholes!

As you know, the Fantastic 4 lives and works in New York City--where driving an ATV is ILLEGAL. According to section 4-14, subsection 1 of the NYC municipal traffic code: "In order to provide for the maximum safe use of the expressways, drives, highways, interstate routes, bridges, and thruways, and to preserve life and limb thereon, the use of such highways by pedestrians, riders of horses, and operators of limited use vehicles [ATVs] and bicycles is prohibited." (Yes, I actually looked this up.)

The Fantastic 4 Human Torchâ„¢ ATV also has "light-up headlights!" Good thing, because there's nothing more useless than "dark-down headlights."

What does the freaking Human Torch need with headlights anyway? HE'S ON FIRE!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Schlock Mercenary

Damien posted to the mailing list:

Thanks for the party, Simms!

At it, I'd mentioned a much-recommended SF web comic. Here's the URL:


Has Dyson spheres!
Has dead Dyson spheres!
Has AI!

-xx- Damien X-)

Note: The storyline starts at http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20000612.html