Wednesday, March 26, 2008


You've seen concept car photos, but today Computerworld has concept laptops. They show concept art and discuss how (they think) laptops will be used in 7 years. I like the Canova.

The List Universe has posted the Top 15 Science Fiction Book Series (note this means no fantasy). Despite a few omissions, I think the list is really good. I've read at least part of 8 (Vorkosigan, Dune, Hitchhiker's Guide, Ringworld, Ender, Heinlein's Future History, Barsoom, and Foundation) and others have been on my TBR pile for years. Check out the actual list for artwork, the ones I've missed, and reasons for placement (as well as the comments arguments about what is missing).

In 1968, Modern Mechanix had an article predicting what the world would be like in 40 years. We're here now, but the world isn't quite like they pictured (although there is more accuracy than you would expect). Read the original article here.

Want an Indy marathon prior to watching the new movie? SciFi will air all 3 movies on May 18th prior to their special Mystery of the Crystal Skulls.

Speaking of SciFi, SF Signal takes a look at their upcoming scripted programming. They offer more detailed descriptions, and there might be 1 or 2 more that are worth watching than I gave them credit for originally. I was planning to check out Alice and Caprica, but may now also look at Stranded and Deputized, depending on how they look once we get closer.

Rob Thomas has just been hired to write the pilot for a 3rd show. Five Year Plan, for ABC, is based on a New Zealand show called Outrageous Fortune. He's going to be very busy.

Subterranean Magazine is selling preorders for their final print issue. It has a Scalzi story that takes place between Old Man's War and Ghost Brigades.

DVR for tonight:
10pm Men in Trees

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