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A lively Sci-Fi debate spans the interwebs

Blogger Ian Sales started it by saying that we 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.


Can't...Stop...My...Self: Sci-Fi Movie List

The 10 Most Prophetic Sci-Fi Movies Ever in Popular Mechanics


A TV Killer?

io9 reports on a new website - The 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 It will launch Aug. 27. Signed up for the beta.

The 2008 Hugos


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 (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 and at and at

He's suddenly at the forefront of new sci-fi writers.


A continuum of sorts:

Science Fiction Buzz
Science Fiction Buzz Blog

What I'm Reading:

Listening To:

Recent Favorite:
Halting State by Charles Stross

Specfic Reviewer Blogroll
7 Foot Shelves
The Accidental Bard
A Boy Goes on a Journey
A Dribble Of Ink
A Hoyden's Look at Literature
Adventures in Reading
The Agony Column
Andromeda Spaceways
The Antick Musings of G.B.H. Hornswoggler, Gent.
Ask Daphne
Australia Specfic In Focus
Author 2 Author

Barbara Martin
Bees (and Books) on the Knob
Bibliophile Stalker
The Billion Light-Year Bookshelf
Bitten by Books
The Black Library Blog
Blog, Jvstin Style
Blood of the Muse
The Book Bind
The Book Smugglers
The Book Swede
Breeni Books

Cheaper Ironies [pro columnist]
Cheryl's Musings
Critical Mass
The Crotchety Old Fan

Damien G. Walter
Danger Gal
Dark Wolf Fantasy Reviews
Darque Reviews
Dave Brendon's Fantasy and Sci-Fi Weblog
Dear Author
The Deckled Edge
Dragons, Heroes and Wizards
The Discriminating Fangirl
Dusk Before the Dawn

Enter the Octopus
Eve's Alexandria

Fantastic Reviews
Fantastic Reviews Blog
Fantasy Book Critic
Fantasy Cafe
Fantasy Debut
Fantasy Book Reviews and News
Fantasy and Sci-fi Lovin' Blog
Feminist SF - The Blog!
The Fix
The Foghorn Review
Frances Writes
From a Sci-Fi Standpoint
Fruitless Recursion

The Galaxy Express
The Gamer Rat
Genre Reviews
Graeme's Fantasy Book Review
Grasping for the Wind
The Green Man Review

Highlander's Book Reviews
The Hub Magazine
Hyperpat's Hyper Day

Ink and Keys

Jumpdrives and Cantrips

Lair of the Undead Rat
League of Reluctant Adults
Literary Escapism

Michele Lee's Book Love
The Mistress of Ancient Revelry
MIT Science Fiction Society
Monster Librarian
More Words, Deeper Hole
Mostly Harmless Books
My Favourite Books

Neth Space
The New Book Review

OF Blog of the Fallen
The Old Bat's Belfry
Outside of a Dog

Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
Piaw's Blog
Post-Weird Thoughts
Publisher's Weekly

Realms of Speculative Fiction
Reading the Leaves
Reviewer X
The Road Not Taken
Rob's Blog o' Stuff
Robots and Vamps

Sandstorm Reviews
Sci Fi Wire
Sci-Fi Fan Letter
Sci-Fi Songs [Musical Reviews]
The Sequential Rat
Severian's Fantastic Worlds
SF Diplomat
SF Gospel
SF Revu
SF Signal
SF Site
SFF World's Book Reviews
Silver Reviews
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
Speculative Fiction
Speculative Fiction Junkie
Speculative Horizons
The Specusphere
Spiral Galaxy Reviews
Spontaneous Derivation
Sporadic Book Reviews
Stella Matutina
The Sudden Curve
The Sword Review

Tangent Online
Tehani Wessely
Temple Library Reviews [also a publisher]
True Science Fiction

Urban Fantasy Land

Vast and Cool and Unsympathetic
Variety SF

Walker of Worlds
Wands and Worlds
The Wertzone
With Intent to Commit Horror
WJ Fantasy Reviews
The World in a Satin Bag

Young Adult Science Fiction

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