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Editorial License: Killer Robots from Hollywood - How I stopped worrying and learned to love the bot by Ernest Lilley - maybe it's time to take the future of robotics back from Hollywood before they create a monster in their own image, and create something less human, but more useful. After all...power tools come with safety guards.

US Books -
Books Received (August)
UK Books by John Berlyne (July)
Ivory and Ivy by Edward Carmien - I2 Anniversary
Zines and Short Fiction - Steven Sawicki -
DamnAlien DVDs - Those Damn Aliens - No news is not good news, report our alien DVD watchers. 

World Fantasy Award Nominations

Best Novel: K. J. Bishop, The Etched City / Kij Johnson, Fudoki / Ian R. MacLeod, The Light Ages / Jeff VanderMeer, Veniss Underground / Jo Walton, Tooth and Claw  Best Anthology:Jack Dann, Ramsey Campbell & Dennis Etchison, eds., :Gathering The Bones / (Voyager Australia, Voyager UK, Tor US) Ellen Datlow, ed., :The Dark: New Ghost Stories (Tor) / Kelly Link, ed., :Trampoline: an anthology (Small Beer)
Rosalie Parker, ed., :Strange Tales (Tartarus Press) / Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts, eds., :The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases (Night Shade)
(full list)

Media: I Robot (Dir) Alex Proyas
Is there any vestige of Asimov's wonderful creation left in this artificially indulgent movie machine? Even if you let go of the roots of the robots, can you enjoy this flick, or is it just more science bashing by Hollywood?

Feature Review/ Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad by Minister Faust -  
Minister Faust
This first novel is a culture crossing wet fish in the face kind of book that you don't expect to see until it winds up on your doorstep and even then you're not sure it's real. / Interview: Minister Faust -  Minister Faust  is an "Afro-Canadian" poet, playwright, and agitator who throws convention to the wind and is running for public office in Canada.

Iron Council by China Miéville / China Miéville Q&A we were lucky enough to catch China in DC at Politics and Prose recently, and we were able to talk to him about Iron Council, UK style debate, why he won't talk about Tolkien anymore, and why he hates special effects.

Book Reviews:
A Flame in Hali by Marion Zimmer Bradley and Deborah J. Ross
Bio Rescue by S. L. Viehl
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Bones Burnt Black by Stephen Euin Cobb
Crucible by Nancy Kress
Dies the Fire by S.M. Sterling
Fitzpatrick's War by Theodore Judson
Heat Stroke by Rachel Caine
The Locus Awards by Brown and Strahan (eds)
Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand
Polystom (UK) by Adam Roberts UK
Raven's Shadow by Patricia Briggs
Something Rotten(UK) by Jasper Fforde UK
The Boat of a Million Years by Poul Anderson
The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes
The Dark Ascent by Walter Hunt
The Nameless Day by Sara Douglass

The Unifying Force by James Luceno