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Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco. TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of...
Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco. TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of a clogged sink, to locals in their neighborhood for a fee. This Star Trek TaskRabbit promotion is in honor of GE’s latest Brilliant Machines advertising campaign, which recently aired a commercial (shown below) featuring a rather famous machine, the USS Enterprise. The Brilliant Machines campaign, begun approximately a year ago, demonstrates the “Industrial Internet, which connects GE‘s Brilliant Machines with software and analytics,” and is “helping to transform big data into efficiencies and value for customers and society. Other machines seen in the GE Brilliant Machines campaign include the Kit Knight Rider car, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and Mr. Smith from The Matrix trilogy. The Trek TaskRabbit takeover begins today, and will run through the 13th in both NYC and SF, from 10 AM to 7 PM each day. Random TaskRabbit customers who choose a task which includes shopping and delivering (this task must be under $35 in cost), will find that instead of the usual TaskRabbit who shows up at their door, a “Star Trek-clad, pointy-eared companion from the final frontier,” will be there instead, ready to “accomplish the task at “warp speed.”
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Several new Star Trek t-shirts, featuring James T. Kirk, are available now. The shirts feature a Wrath of Khan Kirk-style design. One of the shirts, ComicKhaaan!, will be available at this year’s New York Comic-Con, which begins to...
Several new Star Trek t-shirts, featuring James T. Kirk, are available now. The shirts feature a Wrath of Khan Kirk-style design. One of the shirts, ComicKhaaan!, will be available at this year’s New York Comic-Con, which begins tomorrow. Those attending can find it at the We Love Fine booth (#1836). The other two shirts are available at the We Love Fine website. One features Kirk holding three kittens and screaming “Fluffy Kittens!” and the other shows Kirk holding four muffins and screaming “Muffinnnns!” Made of 100% cotton, the t-shirts come in black, and sell for $25.00. To order, head to the links located here and here.
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Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year. Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year. The ga...
Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year. Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year. The game was panned last month by J.J. Abrams, who initially had high hopes for the it. “To me the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun game with great gameplay,” he said. “[It] was something that I think, for me emotionally it hurt,” said Abrams, “because we were working our asses off making the movie and then this game came out and it got, this isn’t even my opinion, it got universally panned.” The official reason for Miller’s departure is a desire to pursue personal products after fourteen years at Paramount, but it’s believed that the real reason was that Paramount wanted him gone.
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Transporter Room 3 is celebrating their fiftieth episode and Michael Dorn is a guest star on this new podcast episode. The Transporter Room 3 podcast covers all things Star Trek; including movies, televised series, toys, “creepy co...
Transporter Room 3 is celebrating their fiftieth episode and Michael Dorn is a guest star on this new podcast episode. The Transporter Room 3 podcast covers all things Star Trek; including movies, televised series, toys, “creepy cosplay,” books, etc. On Transporter Room 3, Dorn will be talking about “all things Klingon,” as well as a “very cool TV idea for Mr. Worf.” Other topics on this episode include Trek’s TV future, the original series’ most iconic movie moments, Red Shirt of the Week, and a Trek book giveaway. To listen to Transporter Room 3, which runs for approximately an hour and a half, head to the link located here.
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Heroism is a label most people get for doing shit they'd never do if they were really thinking about it.- JAMES S. A. COREY, Abaddon's Gate (Canada, USA, Europe)I've got about 150 pages to go, but Abaddon's Gate is another awesome read f...
Heroism is a label most people get for doing shit they'd never do if they were really thinking about it.- JAMES S. A. COREY, Abaddon's Gate (Canada, USA, Europe)I've got about 150 pages to go, but Abaddon's Gate is another awesome read from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck!!
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The debate over the size of a Super Star Destroyer is settled!
The debate over the size of a Super Star Destroyer is settled!
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Star Wars #10 Written by Brian Wood Art by Carlos D'anda, Gabe Eltaeb Cover by Hugh Fleming Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 09, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Ten issues in and Brian Wood’s Star Wars persists in delivering the ...
Star Wars #10 Written by Brian Wood Art by Carlos D'anda, Gabe Eltaeb Cover by Hugh Fleming Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 09, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Ten issues in and Brian Wood’s Star Wars persists in delivering the goods, and while this issue comes across as more of an effort to position our characters for the events of the next chapters, it was still a delight to read, with some beautiful artwork to complement the writing. On an undercover mission, Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles are hidden aboard an Imperial Star Destroyer – one tracking down the location of the Rebel Fleet. Whilst awaiting their inevitable upcoming battle, the two share a private moment that is both distant yet touching, highlighting the developing friendship between them. It is during this moment the moniker “Rogue Squadron” is raised, adding an origin element to the famous X-Wing squadron. [...]
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As Summer is relegated to the vaults of imperfect memory, the occasionally venerable John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson pull their cloaks tight against the mounting Autumn chill. Listen as they gather around the flame, p...
As Summer is relegated to the vaults of imperfect memory, the occasionally venerable John E. O. Stevens, Fred Kiesche and Jeff Patterson pull their cloaks tight against the mounting Autumn chill. Listen as they gather around the flame, pass the jug and Ibuprofen, and speak of a road trip through the American South, LoneStarCon, revisiting reviews of old, reading with one’s daughter, the books that sustain them, and other mortal matters. Links: Harlan Ellison’s YouTube Channel Algis Budrys’ Benchmarks Vol 1 Algis Budrys’ Benchmarks Vol 2 Night Vale’s Feed Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi Becoming Ray Bradbury by Jonathan R. Eller Song of Synth and Absinth by Seb Doubinsky The October/November issue of Asimov’s Rayguns Over Texas Marvel Infinity Hyperbolism podcast Jeff’s Post Road-trip Thoughts The Moon Pie General Store and Book Warehouse © 2013 SF Signal.com Download Episode #4 of The Three Hoarsemen! Tell us what you think – leave us a voicemail! Can’t see the widget above? That’s okay – just call 720-277-9082 or shoot us an email at: voicemail@sfsignal.com Related posts: The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 198): The Three Hoarsemen: Get Off My SF Lawn! RIP: Algis Budrys The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 193): Three Hoarsemen Cometh! A Discussion of Iain M. Banks and Paper vs. Electronic Reading
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I'll begin this time with the cover for the third book in Ian Sales's Apollo Quartet from Whippleshield Books. (I've reviewed book one and two.) The cover is by Kay Sales, and it will be available in November. I like this min...
I'll begin this time with the cover for the third book in Ian Sales's Apollo Quartet from Whippleshield Books. (I've reviewed book one and two.) The cover is by Kay Sales, and it will be available in November. I like this minimalistic approach, it fits very well with both the other covers, and I like the "subtle" hints in the art. This is one I'm looking forward to. This one is from Solaris, with art by Jake Murray. The book will be out in December. I really like this cover, the art is great. The perspective is a bit disorienting though, but that is what's really eyecatching. Another Terry Brooks Shannara book, this one is coming out in April of 2014 from Del Rey. This is certainly a departure from the last Shannara trilogy's covers (see: here, here and here). I really like this cover, the art is great and it hints at magic. (It also reminds that it's been a long time since I read the original Shannara Trilogy, but that is another story altogether.) This isn't exactly a new reveal, but it slipped under my radar. The book is out in April 2014 from Tor/Forge. The cover is by Will Staehle, and you can see different versions of it here. I like this cover, the old style newspaper page layout really appeals to me. From Gollancz we have this one, designed by Benjamin Carré, and released in April 2014. I like these simple, symbolic, covers when they are done well. And I think this one is. You can read what Sam Sykes has to say about it, and the book, here. The forth Department 19 book has gotten a cover. It will be published 27 March 2014 by Harper Collins Children's Books. (NOTE: It's a Young Adult book.) The cover falls neatly into line with the previous three, and I like it. This one I wasn't even sure I should include. The reason is that despite the inclusion of the weapon this isn't really a cover in the sense that it has cover art. I totally understand that when you have an anthology co-edited by G.R.R.M., you want his name prominently on the cover. Dozois is well known for editing anthologies, so he certainly deserves equal billing. So, I understand this cover from a promotional standpoint, the name recognition will certainly make people pick it up. But I don't like this as a cover, I prefer art on my covers. Preferably something that would look good in a frame on the wall if you stripped off the text. Here's one with art by Sarah Anne Langton. It's an anthology that will be out at Loncon 3, in August next year. I love this cover, the thoughts the images on it, together with the title, brings to mind makes me want to read the book. I'll finish up with four beautiful covers from Strange Chemistry. And SC has really made a reputation for having very good covers. I think the ones in this "batch" are all great. They are different, but still manage to give a sense of belonging together. All of them draw my eye. -I'll just leave it at that and add some info beneath each.Art by Steven Wood, coming January 2014.Sequel to Pantomime. Art by Tom Bagshaw. Coming January 2014.Coming May 2014. Cover by Argh! Oxford.Sequel to Zenn Scarlett. Art by Steven Meyer-Rassow.BONUS LINKS: There's a couple of cover related posts I want to bring to your attention. One is this post over on Hodderscape, showing off the different covers for Stephen King's Carrie. The other one is about some books that are part of a series curated by Guillermo Del Toro. For some reason that hasn't got much attention. Which is really strange to me, I know there's a lot of GDT fans out there. And also, there are some great classic Horror books in that series.
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Each and every week, I, “Ready for NYCC?” Henchman21, and “Hell yeah!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to som...
Each and every week, I, “Ready for NYCC?” Henchman21, and “Hell yeah!” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible… theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of October 9, 2013. Single issues and trades, they’re all here. Yup, it's another week before a big convention which means tons of great books dropping this week, especially when it comes to collections, with new volumes of Thor, the first collection of Greg Rucka's Lazarus, new work from Paul Pope with Battling Boy, and the Thanos Rising collection, just to name a few. However, the winner of this week's single issues is Image Comics, which is why so many of the books on this week's list come from them, and I didn't even write about all the ones I could have, with Rocket Girl #1 featuring art by Amy Reeder being another can't-miss. And that's not even mentioning all the other amazing books out. So, don't skip your trip to your friendly neighborhood comic store this week, and if you still need books to buy, look no further than The GoD List! [...]
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