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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 18, 2008

It's easy to say there is something Dickensian about "The Court of the Air" (Tor; $25.95) by Stephen Hunt. But this British steampunk novel does have its evocative elements.

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Tapping on fake instruments and screeching into microphones connected to video game consoles has become lucrative for both the music and gaming industries.

Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.