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Sundaywe shouldn't be awed by Golden Age sci-fi, that a lot of it is bad writing, and that we shouldn't introduce people to sci-fi by telling them to read the old stuff. The Crotchety Old Fan took exception, and then Futurismic took up Sales argument, calling on anyone to name some classic sci-fi that they would actually recommend. Author/Blogger Neil Williamson chimed in, and io9 widened awareness of the debate - with comments galore across the board. Just what the internet is good for - enjoy the philosophical fisticuffs.
SaturdayThe 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever in Popular Mechanics
Sundayio9 reports on a new website - The WB.com that will have some serious specfic on demand: Angel, Babylon 5, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, Roswell and Veronica Mars. In addition they'll have more mundane fare: from Friends to In Living Color. It appears that the site will be basically be a video-on-demand network not unlike hulu.com. It will launch Aug. 27. Signed up for the beta. Tor.com
One of our favorites, John Scalzi, won a Hugo!
I read Old man's War and I'm reading Ghost Brigades. Listened to his After the Coup from Tor.com (set in that 'world'). There's a novelette, The Sagan Diary, and a 4th novel, Zoe's Tale.
He won the Campbell as best new sci-fi writer of 2005.
Both Old Man's War & The Last Colony were nominated for the Hugo.
Scalzi won the 2007 Hugo last night as 'Best Fan Writer' for his work about sci-fi at his blog whatever.com and at AOL.com and at amctv.com.
He's suddenly at the forefront of new sci-fi writers.
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