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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin