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
  • 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.'