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ESA's Mars Express sees signs of a 'frozen sea'
28/02/2005. An image taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, shows what appears to be a dust-covered frozen sea near the Martian equator.

Science Fiction Museum to induct its first Hall of Fame Class
27/02/2005. The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM), the world's first science fiction museum, has announced the date for its first Hall of Fame Induction ceremony: Friday, May 6, 2005, at EMP's Sky Church.

By the dark hills, divided
26/02/2005. New fantasy novel by Patrick Carman shooting up in US National Bestseller List.

NASA denies life on Mars
25/02/2005. News reports on February 16th, 2005, that NASA scientists from Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., found strong evidence that life may exist on Mars are incorrect, says NASA in an official statement.

Bakuretsu Con announces anime guests
24/02/2005. Bakuretsu Con has announced that Scott Melzer and Michael "Mookie" Terracciano will be attending Bakuretsu Con 2005 as their guests. The annual convention will be held October 21-23, 2005.

Galactica's all at sea?
23/02/2005. Battlestar Galactica's Richard Hatch set to cruise with fans.

Sleeper, Awake
22/02/2005. Frozen in suspended animation for fifteen hundred years, the sleeper is awake. A new world emerges, a world of only one million people, all have material wealth-it is a world where the right to reproduce has become a valuable commodity.

Patrick for X-Men III
21/02/2005. Patrick Stewart talks about the new X-Men Three movie and his role in it.

AntipodeanSF Issue 81 hits the streets
20/02/2005. This month they announce the winners of the AntipodeanSF Awards.

Warhammer in Winter
19/02/2005. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault - hits the streets for SF computer game fans.

First Hitchhikers trailer
18/02/2005. The first online trailer for the new Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy film is revealed.

Jack Chalker passes away
17/02/2005. SFF author Jack L. Chalker dies in hospital.

Library gets massive collection of science fiction zines
16/02/2005. An eBay-shopping English professor at the University of Iowa has bought 250,000 SFF fanzines for its research center.

R.A. Salvatore in 2005
15/02/2005. Wizards of the Coast have just dropped us the publishing schedule for fantasy author R.A. Salvatore.

Best Sellers Illustrated to Invade Bookstores with 'War of the Worlds'
14/02/2005. A new publishing company will launch its line of graphic novels in early 2005 with an adaptation of the H.G. Wells science-fiction classic, 'The War of the Worlds.'

Harry Potter leads list of nominations for The 31st Annual Saturn Awards
13/02/2005. The third installment in the popular Harry Potter film series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" leads nominations in the 2005 Saturn Awards announced by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Spaceballs gets animated
12/02/2005. BFC Berliner Films has partnered with Brooksfilms and MGM Domestic Television Distribution to create an animated television series based on the Mel Brooks science fiction comedy Spaceballs.

Start surfing, creep
11/02/2005. The Judge Dredd comic-book strip, previously seen on the pages of the daily Metro newspaper in the UK, will be available to view on the 2000 AD website for the first time.

Astronomers Discover Beginnings of 'Mini' Solar System
10/02/2005. Moons circle planets, and planets circle stars. Now, astronomers have learned that planets may also circle celestial bodies almost as small as planets.

Transfinite issue two hits the streets
09/02/2005. The second issue of PDF magazine Transfinite is now avaliable.

Conviser picked up by Del Rey
08/02/2005. Debut novelist Josh Conviser's sci-fi thriller ECHELON will be published by Del Rey in Spring 2006.

Elizabeth Moon speeds up
07/02/2005. Film rights to Elizabeth Moon's Nebula Award-winning novel THE SPEED OF DARK have been optioned by Scott Steindorff's Stone Village Productions.

Star Trek: Enterprise Cancelled
06/02/2005. After four seasons, the last Star Trek series still standing has reached the end of its mission. Boo hoo.

Who gets Doctor'd
05/02/2005. Some news on current and forthcoming Big Finish Doctor Who releases.

Ten years of Voyager
05/02/2005. Star Trek magazine celebrates 10 years of Star Trek: Voyager.

Fantasy author Patricia C. Wrede on the radio
04/02/2005. Writer Patricia C. Wrede is interviewed on this month's episode of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction.

Science fiction and fantasy audio ideas wanted
04/02/2005. One of the USA's main radio science fiction programs needs your assistance, 'nestizens.

Arthur C Clarke Award shortlist
03/02/2005. The shortlist for the 2005 Arthur C Clarke Award is announced.

Boskone 42 arrives this month
02/02/2005. The New England Science Fiction Association is hosting their event Boskone 42 this month, February 18th-20th.

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