Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - August 15, 2008

By Robert McNeil HARKEN to the blust of trumpets! Gather, ye peasants, at the market cross. Jesters, cease your pranks. Carousers, unhand those wenches and abandon your quarts of ale. Gather now, for Prince Charles is issuing a proclamation. "Oh, ruddy Nora," I hear you complain.


George Lucas was involved in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" only peripherally -- as the executive producer of this digitally animated, science-fiction feature, which is another "prequel" to his beloved, original "Star Wars" trilogy.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.