Friday, August 1, 2008


J.K. Rowling's book The Tales of Beedle the Bard (which had an original release of 7 hand-drawn copies) will be released on December 4th in 2 editions: standard and collector's. Net proceeds will go to charity. Sources: Omnivoracious and Yahoo!

The List Universe has the Top 10 Fantasy Worlds in Literature. I think you need to include more than 10 to get many real surprises.

The European Space Agency has great new photos of Phobos.

Blue Tea has some great Retro SF travel posters.

SF Signal has a discussion of the 20 Essential SF Novels of the Last 20 Years (preparing for the Worldcon panel on the subject). I think it will be hard to pin down and get people to agree, but it could make for an interesting argument. has pictures from today's solar eclipse.

DVRs for tonight:
530 or 8pm Doctor Who (90 minute season finale)
7 or 930pm Stargate Atlantis
6 or 9pm Monk
7 or 10pm Psych

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