Submitted by: Cougar (SoSF Staff Reporter) DK Books, the recognized leader of Star Wars guide books has announced that they will be releasing “Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary” in October 2006. This massive edition will take the existing four dictionaries, combine them into one all encompassing volume, adding new material and expansion of past [...]
In a follow-up to the story we have been reporting concerning the court case brought against “The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown, today a British court found him not guilty of plagiarizm. Two of the three authors of “The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail” claimed that Brown had used their investigative approach from [...]
Submitted by: Cougar (SoSF Star Wars Reporter) The Del Rey Star Wars novels of 2006 move into unexplored territories of the Expanded Universe timeline, from a story of one of the most important Sith of ancient times to new adventures set after The New Jedi Order. For a complete listing of titles and release dates [...]
Written By: Angie Jeffrey (News-Times Correspondent) Submitted by: Lesmond Brookfield resident Carol Frei began writing age 13, when she was growing up in Port Washington, Long Island, N.Y. She began suffering from depression when she was 15, and found “writing was very therapeutic and cathartic for me.” In January, she reached an important milestone in [...]
Author Keith R. A. DeCandido, editor of the popular Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series, has announced plans to pay tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Trek with an all-new eBook project.
Source: Coming Soon Submitted by: Kyle Nin Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has updated her official website with a note saying that she’s getting ready to write the seventh and final book in the popular series. “For 2006 will be the year when I write the final book in the Harry Potter series,” she says. [...]
Source: The Northerner Online Written By: Sean Dressman Submitted by: Lesmond Future focus of sci-fi book: Professor links work to anthropology In a genre dominated by pointy-eared Vulcans and guys with lightsabers, people will soon have a new branch to focus on: anthropology-based science fiction. Sharlotte Neely, Ph.D., professor of anthropology at Northern Kentucky University, [...]
Source: CNN Entertainment Written by: Uncle Sam In a letter to a BBC producer named Lance Sieveking, the late C.S. Lewis (died in 1963) wrote that he would be extremely unhappy with any attempt to make his “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” into a live-action on-screen feature. He did [...]
After receiving hundreds of entries, I’m pleased to announce the winner of the Starship Titan Design Contest: Sean Tourangeau of Colorado Springs, CO. Sean’s combined score was highest in the categories of originality, execution, consistency with the U.S.S. Titan Concept Notes, and consistency with Star Trek’s established Starfleet style.
Pocket Books editor Margaret Clark announced that STAR TREK ENTERPRISE Producer Mike Sussman, will write the ENTERPRISE portion of the 2007 Mirror Universe series of books.
For those, like me, who have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Bill Shatner’s part three of his latest “Captain’s series” will have to be a little more patient. The publisher has announced that release of “Captain’s Glory” has been postponed until September 2006. No details for the delay were forthgoing. As soon as we [...]
Submitted by: Nina Simon and Shuster have put the first chapter of the new Serenity novel online for public reading.
Source: Star Wars.com Submitted by: Cougar Inside The New Essential Chronology Finally, the missing pieces from Star Wars history are in place. Episode III completes the cinematic Star Wars saga, the details of the Clone Wars are known, and the events of the The New Jedi Order epic have reached their dramatic conclusion. Now readers [...]
With the success of the latest “Star Wars” film at the box office, these would appear to be good times for science fiction.
But one sci-fi fanatic at the University of Kansas in Lawrence says the genre is on life support and needs to be rescued.
Source: The Computer Crows Nest Submitted by: Nina The BBC are making some of their out-of-print Doctor Who novels available as free e-book downloads. They include titles such as The Dying Days by Lance Parkin (can the Eighth Doctor thwart an Ice Warrior invasion?), and Scales of Injustice by Gary Russell (the Silurians come up [...]