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John Scalzi Reboots H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy Series

John Scalzi has been teasing his readers of his blog, Whatever, with 'That Super Secret Thing that I Can't Tell You About' for a while now, and on Wednesday he revealed it: He's written a relaunch/reboot of H. Beam Piper's Little Fuzzy books - or at least, of the first book.

His Announcement (which is in question and answer format) reads in part:

The 2010 Hugo and John W. Campbell Award Nominees

Copied from AussieCon 4's site

864 Total Ballots Cast

BEST NOVEL (699 nominating ballots)

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The City by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz; Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

BEST NOVELLA (375 nominating ballots)

Most Influential SF Film of all Time - Restored

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"The Complete Metropolis" will be held at the Deutsche Kinemathek museum for film and television at Potsdamer Platz, where many of the Berlinale red carpet events take place.

"It will be sort of a Making Of," said curator Kristina Jaspers.

2009 Hugo Nominations Have Begun

Picked up a post from Charles Stross at, which discusses the fact that Hugo Nominations are now open for the 2009 Hugo awards.

Dan O'Bannon, Science Fiction Screenwriter, has Died at 63

Happy 80th Birthday, Science Fiction Fandom!

A bit of news reported on

On December 11, 1929, the world’s first club devoted to science fiction met for the first time. They called themselves the Scienceers. Years later, in 1961, one of their original number recalled those days in a fanzine article which, through the magic of the World Wide Web, can be read here.

Happy Birthday Everyone!

'NASA ART' opens at Fine Arts Center in Springs

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center will present NASA | ART: 50 Years of Exploration, Dec. 19 – March 7, 2010, organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.