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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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