“Who Goes There?” Contest

Rocket Ride Books has released the first-ever audio version of John W. Campbell’s classic science fiction story, “Who Goes There?”, also known by movie-goers as “The Thing”. Slice of SciFi has one (1) print edition and (1) one downloadable audio version of the novel to give away. You can enter the contest until Saturday, June […]

“The Strain” Contest


Looking for some great summer reading?  We’ve got two (2) copies of the new vampire novel, “The Strain” by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hagan.  This contest is open until Monday, June 15 at midnight Pacific time. They have always been here. Vampires. In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come. In […]

Remembering David Eddings


Best-selling fantasy author David Eddings has passed away at the age of 77 according to BBC News. Inspired by the success of the Lord of the Rings, Eddings penned The Elenium series, which follwed the adventures of crooked-nosed knight Sir Sparhawk. His wife Leigh, who died two years ago, played a pivotal role in the […]

Professor: Technology Making Kids Dumber


We’ve talked about it on our show before–the movie “Idiocracy” is slowly proving to be more and more prophetic. An English professor at Emory University in Atlanta contends that technology is making the next generation dumber rather than smarter according to USA Today. Mark Bauerlein contends that Generation Y is more likely to use their […]

Internet Use Growing


According to the U.S. Cenus Bureau, Internet use tripled from 1997 to 2007.  Sixty-two percent of U.S. households used the Internet from home; 18% did that in 1997. Among those using the Internet in 2007, 82% did so using a high-speed connection. Just 17% used dial-up. The rapid rise of broadband shows how quickly a […]

Weaver Cast in Sci-Fi Comedy


Watching AMC’s 25th anniversary showing of “Ghostbusters” the other evening, I was reminded of how funny actress Signorney Weaver can be when she’s given the right material.  (See also, “Galaxy Quest.”) It seems Hollywood was reading my mind with the news that Weaver has been cast in the upcoming sci-fi comedy, “Paul.” The movie is […]

“Outpost Gallifrey” Shutting Down


After 13 years as one of the premiere “Doctor Who” information web sites and fan forums on the Internet, “Outpost Gallifrey” will be closing its doors for good on July 31, 2009. Web-site founder Shaun Lyons made the announcement on the web site’s forum’s yesterday. “For many, this will come as an enormous surprise. For […]

Lindelof and Cuse Hint About “Lost” Answers

Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carleton Cuse are teasing “Lost” fans.  The duo recently spoke to the San Jose Mercury News and said they’re crafting the final run of episodes for the series and they know the answer to some of the burning questions fans have. “The end of the show will be a combination […]

New “Zelda” Game Confirmed


Zelda fans rejoice! At a round table discussion at the annual E3 show, game designer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Nintendo is working on a new entry on the popular Zelda game series. “Perhaps this game will be  Wii MotionPlus only,” he told USA Today. “We’re quite far into development of title, though, but we hope […]