Interview with Pete Tzinski

Pete Tzinski, an editor at BBT Magazine, has begun a new project – God in the Machine. In order to promote his new online serial, we decided to do an informal interview to give readers more information…

Angela: So what is God in the Machine?

Pete: God in the Machine is a science fiction series. I’d trot out the old “in the tradition of…” line, except that if I tell you what the direct parents are of the series…it’ll give away plot details from later on. It’s the story of a robot named Loeb – and his apparent companion, a bigger robot named Max – who are caught in an electromagnetic storm which, instead of destroying them, brings them “awake.” They suddenly think and, more importantly, they feel. The problem is, to the rest of the galaxy of robots (and there are only robots left), this is nothing but damage to be repaired. To start with, it’s the story of them surviving.

The series is about quite a lot more than that, ultimately, but that’s its humble origin. That’s where we begin.

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13 Things I Learned From Watching Star Trek

I’ve shared 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Star Wars , 13 Things I’ve Learned from Watching Battlestar Galactica, and 13 Things I Learned From Watching Quantum Leap in the past. Here are 13 Things I Learned From Watching Star Trek:

Kirk Dying
1. No one stays dead forever. Unfortunately.

Red shirtMore red shirts
2. Don’t ever wear a red shirt on an away mission.

Tribbles
3. Tribbles are the perfect pet. No head, no rear end, and no waste. Low maintenance. That’s my kind of pet.

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Questions for Book Bloggers

Saw this one over at Errant Thoughts:

What are you reading right now?
See current Libraything list to the right->
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth, by Simon R. Green
Rogue Angel: Secret of the Slaves, by “Alex Archer”
Devil’s Right Hand, by Lilith Saintcrow

Do you have any idea what you’ll read when you’re done with that?
I have quite a list lined up. Here are just a few:
Poltergeist, by Kat Richardson
Once Bitten, Twice Shy, by Jennifer Rardin
Princes of the Golden Cage, by Nathalie Mallet
Crystal Rain and Ragamuffin, by Tobias Buckell

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The Invasion

The Invasion

When a shuttle falls to earth, mysterious spores are found in the wreckage. And those exposed to the alien substance begin displaying strange, emotionless behavior. Soon Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) becomes sucked into a nightmare where no one is who they seem to be. Her friend and colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) helps Carol discover that the alien organism infects people and changes them when they fall asleep. While trying to stay awake, Carol must avoid the growing number of changed zombie-like people and find her missing son who may hold the key to stopping the invasion.

The Invasion is literally a non-stop, heart-pounding thriller. As I left the theater, I felt like I had just had 10 cups of coffee. Emotions and suspense run rampant from beginning to end. Kidman and Craig have wonderful chemistry. And the acting was incredible, especially from Kidman and the young boy who played her son.

Coming down from such an intense adrenalin rush, I must admit it was a fun ride.

The Invasion T-Shirt Giveaway!

As you prepare for The Invasion this weekend, we have a fun giveaway for everyone.
Thanks to the people at the WB, who were kind enough to send a few Invasion promotional t-shirts as giveaways!

Simply leave a comment on this post, or email me at angela (at) scifichick.com with “Invasion Giveaway” in the subject line and you’ll be entered to win. Contest ends Monday, August 27th. I’ll draw the names randomly on August 28th. Winners will be notified via email and this website.

The Invasion begins August 17th.
Go see the movie this weekend and check back on the 25th to see if you’ve won!

See below for more movie clips.

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