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Science fiction and fantasy news library September 2006.

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The legend of Robin Hood
30/09/2006. Dominic Minghella's fantasy adaptation of the legend of Robin Hood begins in the UK on the BBC this week, with Jonas Armstrong, Keith Allen and Lucy Griffiths leading the cast. Here's the low-down on the main characters in this new take on a classic adventure.

A girl called SUE
30/09/2006. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison rides, or should that be sues, again. Groan.

Silver Surfer movie
30/09/2006. Joe Gordon of the Forbidden Planet has just posted a couple of movie-related stories.

Robotech The Shadow Chronicles scoops movie award
29/09/2006. The new feature-length animated film Robotech The Shadow Chronicles won the Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award at the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.

Neil Gaiman wins BFS Awards
28/09/2006. The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners of the British Fantasy Award for 2006. The presentations were made at Fantasycon 30 in Nottingham on 24th September 2006.

Amazing planets found in Andromeda
27/09/2006. Wide-eyed telescope finds its first transiting planets around distant stars.

SFSFC announces SMOFCon scholarships
26/09/2006. Two science fiction convention organizers active in the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to attend the SMOFCon convention-runners convention in Kansas City MO this December thanks to scholarships granted by San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions.

Clarion chat
25/09/2006. Clarion trustees to host online chat on the future of this US science fiction writers workshop.

One for the Lost fans
24/09/2006. Download the secrets of the DHARMA Initiative over at YouTube.

Dancing at the Writs
23/09/2006. Science fiction author Harlan Ellison is in the news again in a legal battle - he's suing one of the best independent comics publishers around, Fantagraphics.

New animated TV series based on Spaceballs movie
22/09/2006. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is teaming with Mel Brooks to release of a new original television series based on the science fiction comedy Spaceballs.

First female private space explorer
21/09/2006. X-prize founder Anousheh Ansari arrives at the International Space Station.

Unfinished Lord of the Rings novel to be finished
20/09/2006. Tolkien's son, Christopher Tolkien, is to write The Children of Hurin for HarperCollins.

Space bombers dive
19/09/2006. The next space shuttle might be carrying something a little more explosive than a comms sat. Ouch, that's got to hurt.

Shatner speaks
18/09/2006. Ancient Star Fleet commander talks about Trek's staying power, computer games and the terrible language that is Esperanto.

SFX is hiring
17/09/2006. British science fiction magazine SFX needs a news editor.

Orion to the stars
16/09/2006. NASA has announced that its new crew exploration vehicle will be named Orion. Orion is the vehicle NASA's Constellation Program is developing to carry a new generation of explorers back to the moon and later to Mars. Orion will succeed the space shuttle as NASA's primary vehicle for human space exploration.

NASA Rover finds something interesting
15/09/2006. NASA's Mars rover Opportunity is closing in on what may be the grandest visual overlook and richest science trove of its mission.

Testing dead stars
14/09/2006. Scientists prove Einstein's theory of gravity using two distant and very dead stars.

David Gemmell's last work to be finished
13/09/2006. Fall of Kings, the last unfinished work of fantasy author David Gemmell, is to be completed by his wife.

PS updates
12/09/2006. Some book news from SFF small press imprint PS Publishing and its editor, Peter Crowther.

Set the Seas on Fire
11/09/2006. BL Publishing has announced the purchase of two novels by Chris Roberson for its new Solaris imprint, which launches in February 2007.

EOS blogs it up
10/09/2006. EOS, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of US publisher HarperCollins, launches its own blog.

Clarion to Move to the University of California at San Diego
09/09/2006. The Board of Directors of the Clarion Foundation announced today that the Clarion Writers Workshop will be moving from Michigan State University to the University of California at San Diego beginning with the 2007 workshop.

The Sarah Jane Adventures
08/09/2006. Russell T Davies has written a brand new series for CBBC called The Sarah Jane Adventures. It stars one of The Doctor's most famous companions, investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith.

Geffen nominees announced
07/09/2006. The eighth annual Geffen awards will be presented at the Israeli SF and fantasy convention ICon2006, 9-14th October 2006 in sunny Tel Aviv.

Joss Whedon takes over
06/09/2006. Apparently Joss Whedon is taking over from Brian K Vaughan on Marvel's Runaways series after Vaughan finishes.

Temeraire to become movie
05/09/2006. The Hollwood Reporter has revealed that the Temeraire book series by Naomi Novik has been optioned for film, and by none other than Peter Jackson.

Bigus Dickus
04/09/2006. Philip K Dick and his novel Scanner Darkly are featured in a new science fiction podcast show, StarShipSofa.

Science fiction Britannia
03/09/2006. Fans of British science fiction are in for a special treat this autumn of 2006 as the TV station BBC Four pays homage to the genre with a season of films and programmes.

Philip Palmer foreign rights
02/09/2006. German and Russian rights in Philip Palmer's debut science fiction novel, Debatable Space, have already been sold.

Battlestar Galactica The Resistance
01/09/2006. The summer may be ending but fans of SCI FI Channel's new Battlestar Galactica TV series have reason to celebrate. SCI FI will launch its season online, with a 5-week, 10-episode online-only prequel season called Battlestar Galactica The Resistance.

Jon George joins John Jarrold Literary Agency
01/09/2006. The latest client of the John Jarrold Literary Agency is Jon George, the author of two SF novels that mix the genre with utterly realistic depictions of war.

A home for the Spacejock
01/09/2006. Australian science fiction humour writer Simon Haynes has joined the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

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