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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.

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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'