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Full-size imageEditorial License: Editorial - Robot Racers, Spacers, Dogs and Frogs. Why we love bots, despite Hollywood's best efforts.

Hugo and Retro Hugo
Nominations Due - Midnight EST 03/25 - Official Ballot

US Books -
Ernest Lilley looks at books received over here.
UK Books - John Berlyne  - Back on the job after his move out of London.
Ivory and Ivy by Edward Carmien - This month our academic sleuth uncovers hardboiled dames, utopian plots, the fiction behind the cyber-films and the reality behind the Matrix.
Zines and Short Fiction - Steven Sawicki - This month Steve looks at short fiction currently on the web.
DamnAlien DVDs - Those Damn Aliens -  as ever the aliens are ready to help us understand ourselves, no matter how confused our movies seem to them.
Things To Come (previews of galleys received)

Media: Tripping The Rift - The Sci-Fi channel's newest series, a CGI space opera with a crew of misfit spacers, including every cliché the creators could think of, out to make a name for themselves, or maybe just a buck...whichever comes first.
Upcoming Media:
03/10 Dawn of the Dead
(Film) When is a snuff movie not a snuff movie? When you're killing Zombies! This remake of a horror classic has good buzz, if you like that sort of thing. Sawicki will probably see it.
03/16 Century City (TV) LA Law in the year 2030. Need I say more? A good setup for mining SF concepts, but its hard to stay ahead of reality.
03/19 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jim Carey stars in a story about memory erasure that amazingly wasn't written by Philip K. Dick.
04/02 Hellboy
(Film) Yet another comic book come to the movies, Ron Perlman plays "Hellboy", a demon conjured up by the Nazis, but who has turned his powers to good instead of evil. See it in a double bill with "The Passion" for maximum dissonance.

Feature Review/
Robin Hobb / Fools Fate by Robin Hobb

Events: Boskone 41 - Back in Boston after many years away in nearby Framingham, Boskone provided practice for the NESFA sponsored WorldCon to come this August, as Daniel Dern reports.

Book Reviews:

Acorna's Triumph by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Alta by Mercedes Lackey
Angel Seeker by Sharon Shinn
Broken Angels by Richard Morgan
The Burning Land by Victoria Strauss
UKCowl by Neal Asher
Earth Logic by Laurie J. Marks
UKThe Language of Stones by Robert Carter
The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay
UKLore Bringer - Book Three of The Last Clansman by Miller Lau
Lost In Transmission by Wil McCarthy
Nebula Awards Showcase 2004 - Vonda N. McIntyre
UKNewton's Wake by Ken Macleod
No Phule Like An Old Phule by Robert Asprin, Peter J. Heck
Open Space - Claude Laluminere (ed)
Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton
UKThe Portable Door by Tom Holt
The Swords of Night and Day by David Gemmel 
Space Stations - Martin H.Greenberg (ed), John Helfers (ed)
Two Trains Running by Lucius Shepard