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Here are six developments of interest to fans.

(1) Taking the Sci-Fi Theme Music Quiz was a humbling experience. I got the practice question right, but after that it was all downhill.

(2) Amy Sturgis is holding her fourth annual, month-long celebration of Halloween at her LJ, posting classic literature and contemporary links, generally celebrating.

(3) The many moods of Godzilla.

(4) Lorelle Van Fossen has a very interesting series of articles about what to do when somebody steals your blog content:

This is the first of three articles. This article covers tips, information and resources to help you deal with copyright infringement, the theft of your blog or website content. The second article includes helpful links and resources for finding stolen content and copyright infringements. The last article in the series examines the growing trends in content theft such as image hotlinking, website hijacking, and abusive use of feeds to replace original content without permission, as well as other copyright infringements on the rise.

(5) A studio is developing a feature version of Yogi Bear, the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The project is planned as a live-action/animated hybrid along the lines of Fox’s Alvin & the Chipmunks. Much of the movie will be live action, but Yogi Bear and sidekick Boo Boo will be done in CG animation.

(6) Gary Farber wants you to know: It’s snowing on Mars!

[Includes links via Isaac Alexander, David Klaus and Gary Farber.]

Snapshots 5

Here are four developments of interest to fans:

(1) Reading this reminds me how E. E. “Doc” Smith begins the Lensman Series:

Two planets about 300 light years from Earth slammed into each other recently, US astronomers said Tuesday, the first time evidence of such a catastrophic collision has been seen by scientists.

“Doc” Smith’s opening line is:

“Two thousand million or so years ago two galaxies were colliding; or, rather, were passing through each other.”

(2) The Los Angeles Times sf blog “Hero Complex” has interesting posts on the new Hitchhkers Guide to the Galaxy novel, and “A.D. – After the Deluge,” a comic inspired by Hurricane Katrina.

(3) The site that hosts Tom Perry’s article “Take Back Your Government” has a great collection of other articles about Heinlein.

(4) Isaac Alexander asks, “Do you nominate and vote for the Hugo Awards? Then you might be interested in checking out the wikis at and”