Everyone online is pointing to the same place for a sneak-peek of Watchmen, and that is Wil Wheaten’s Review. The conclusion? I must see this movie on opening day! I came across a Blog today I found mighty impressive and worth lots of re-visits; Why Science Is Important! If you have a brain, you will love this site!
New Scientist has a listing of 10 SciFi devices you can buy soon. While not quite in production yet, things like the invisibility cloak and an artificial gill are certainly on my xmas list.
Or at least the Sci-Fi Flicks for the Thinking Man, which makes sense, since Rotten Tomatoes put this 10 best list together. This is a different kind of list, put together in honor of the final story segment for the new Battlestar Galactica series, and a mighty good list it is. It includes Dark City (which also made the Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time meme, in the number 30 position), Gattaca (25 on that list), Children of Men (6th place), and Blade Runner (at number 5). Primer didn’t make the Dystopian list, but was one of the best time travel movies ever made, and didn’t need a big budget to do it. 2001: A Space Odyssey also didn’t make the D list, but had to be on this one. And then there are Solaris and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and several more. For once, a list actually includes the targets its description requires.
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced the winners of the 2008 Dwarf Stars contest. As the name implies, this competition is for very short poems (10 lines or less), which allows them to post all 3 of the winners on the awards page. They have also opened nominations for the 2009 Rhysling Awards. The Guardian ran a nice story about Steampunk, which looks very much like the author recently got his hands on a copy of Jeff and Ann VandeerMeer’s instant classic anthology of the same name and was amazed. As well he should have been; I told everyone last May this was a book they did not want to miss, and ordered my own copy before it hit the bookstores.