Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 20, 2005

The sixth book in the Harry Potter series, the fastest-selling book of all time, has become among the quickest to fall prey to Internet piracy, with illicit copies available online within hours of its release.


Leave it to rock star turned film director Rob Zombie to put a human face on a family of serial killers. Zombie is the creative force behind two decades of hard rock albums with titles like "La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1" and 2003 independent film hit "House of 1,000 Corpses."

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.