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2008 Science Fiction Year in Review

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January 1, 2009 - Posted by | books, movies, other, REDIRECTED, tv

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  1. I’d like to add Terminator-The Sarah Conners Chronicle to the list of great skiffy television for 2008. I’m enjoying the second season more than the first!

    Comment by DeeMack | January 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. True, DM. I really enjoyed the Chronicles this year, as well. but because it dances on the edge of cancellation, I didn’t include it as a notable story.

    However. I do want to include “Fringe”, which may mature into the top network skiffy show this year.

    Comment by raywat | January 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. […] So we were saddened again to hear that David Tennant would be stepping down some time in 2009, after a mere four performances, to make way for yet another actor to play the mighty Doctor, genius Lord of Time who vanquishes foes and defends the weak without ever taking a life or even striking a blow. Note that the evolution of Doctor Who was listed in Skiffy’s top 2008 stories in science fiction. […]

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  4. Re Arthur C Clarke – I’m ploughing through “City & the Stars”. A wonderful layout at first but, by the time Alvin is before the Council, it’s becoming a little … blahh.
    Still, I reckon Clarke to be one of the best, probably not unrelated to his … sexual proclivities.
    Wonder why that is? In the cramped wowserism of 50/60s Oz, only the ‘aberrant’ were worth a pinch of the proverbial..

    Comment by amphibious | March 12, 2009 | Reply

  5. Amphibious, I loved City and the Stars. It lingers with me decades after I first read it. Few books can do that nowadays.

    Comment by raywat | April 7, 2010 | Reply

  6. […] So we were saddened again to hear that David Tennant would be stepping down some time in 2009, after a mere four performances, to make way for yet another actor to play the mighty Doctor, genius Lord of Time who vanquishes foes and defends the weak without ever taking a life or even striking a blow. Note that the evolution of Doctor Who was listed in Skiffy’s top 2008 stories in science fiction. […]

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  7. […] So we were saddened again to hear that David Tennant would be stepping down some time in 2009, after a mere four performances, to make way for yet another actor to play the mighty Doctor, genius Lord of Time who vanquishes foes and defends the weak without ever taking a life or even striking a blow. Note that the evolution of Doctor Who was listed in Skiffy’s top 2008 stories in science fiction. […]

    Pingback by deonandia » New Who | August 2, 2010 | Reply

  8. […] In the final minutes of 2008, I have nothing important to share with you. Instead, you get, from EK Hornbeck, a fascinating list of Ten Things That Won’t Survive The Recession. And over at Skiffy.ca, we have a new article: 2008 Science Fiction Year in Review. […]

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