Submitted by: Kyle Nin (SoSF Staff Reporter) The success of the Stargate franchise is impressive. It all began in 1994 with the Kurt Russell feature film Stargate, a movie that came out of nowhere and brought in some unexpectedly huge box office. The memory of that film was not quickly forgotten when in 1997 a […]
Submitted by: Kyle Nin (SoSF Staff Reporter) Casting news for the next Harry Potter movie: Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange will be played by Helena Bonham Carter as Helen McCrory who played her in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix would heavily pregnant when the movies gets filmed. Apple Brook will portray Magical Creatures […]
Awards News Winners of the first Carl Brandon Society Awards are Walter Mosley and Susan Vaught. Mosley’s novel 47 receives the society’s “Parallax Award” for works of speculative fiction created by people of color; Vaught’s YA novel Stormwitch receives the society’s “Kindred Award” for works of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity. […]
William Manchee will appear at Book Expo America to launch his new Stan Turner Mystery, Cactus Island. Bill will sign his new Stan Turner Mystery, Cactus Island, Volume 7. In this novel Stan is called out to Possum Kingdom Lake in Central Texas where a boy scout has been killed in a tragic Jeep accident. […]
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 […]
Walter Koenig’s 1988 novel “Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot” gets new life breathed into it eighteen years after its original publication. Coscom Entertainment Book Publishers. an eBook and traditional print publishing firm, feels there is a new audience for this imaginative story about humans struggling to survive after a devastatingly destructive alien invasion and has […]
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: The Australian Written By: Rosemary Neill Submitted by: Lesmond “The more you torture your characters, the more people are going to worry for them,” Margo Lanagan says with a chuckle. Certainly, subjecting a female protagonist to a hot, slow death in a tar pit has done wonders for her literary career. This is the […]
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.