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  • ABC has ordered at least four episodes of a SF anthology TV series Masters of Science Fiction to air works of well-known SF authors. (Via Big Dumb Object).
  • On another SF note, the final ballot for this year’s Nebula Awards has been announced. (Via SF Signal). The awards, to be presented in May, are voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. I have not read any of the nominees for best novel, although four of five have been on my “I really should read that” list for some time.
  • A variety of authors from around the world plan to mark March 20, the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, as the “day of political lies.” (Via Blog of a Bookslut).
  • Google has entered into a pilot project with the National Archives to digitize the video content of the Archives and offer it for free online. Initially, the project features 101 films from the audiovisual collections preserved at the Archives.
  • The WaPo reports that there are plans to publish a translation of an ancient manuscript self-titled the “Gospel of Judas”, which evidently espouses something I’ve long wondered about. The 4th or 5th century text asserts Judas Iscariot “was carrying out God’s will when he handed Jesus over to his executioners.”
  • I take some pride in the fact that, at least to my knowledge, I am the only blog that didn’t plead with readers (several many times) to vote in a poll for favorite SD blog.

  • All these people that you mention
    Yes, I know them, they’re quite lame
    I had to rearrange their faces
    And give them all another name

    “Desolation Row,” Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited

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