?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Recent Entries Friends Archive Profile Tags Jeamland
 
 
 
 
 
 
So The Inside premieres tonight (in the States). Some advance word is good, some is less good. I'm hoping I'll be able to make a post about it that starts "I don't usually like crime dramas, but..."; we'll see, I guess.

nwhyte has posted his mega-meta-review of the Hugo nominees.

Interviews with Christopher Rowe and Stephen Baxter. (That issue of SFSite also has a great piece by Matt Cheney on Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder/Science Fiction 101 anthology.)

SFX really likes Batman Begins. Really really likes. The phrase 'The Godfather with Batarangs' is used.

A new irrational history!

The case against Coldplay. [via applez]

Charles Stross gets profiled and interviewed in The Sunday Times.

Lost has apparently inspired a bunch more TV shows. Given that I haven't been moved to watch any since episode ten, and am slightly tending towards Ben Peek's view, I'm not sure whether this is actually a good thing.

And if you've ever wondered what the guys from Penny Arcade actually look like...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well that's saved me the bother of watching Lost at all..
I'd form your own opinion of it. Me, I like it, and I just finished rushing through most of the season in one go. Considering the whole season's supposed to take place over, say, a month or two, it's probably best to watch it all in one go, rather than drag it out.

It's got its weak points, but it's good, entertaining television, and I quite heartily reccomend it.
I stopped reading the Coldplay piece when the author got incredibly lazy and got his band-timeline wrong.

I bought X&Y yesterday. I think something must have gone wrong at the CD pressing plant, because although the labels and inlay cards say 'Coldplay' on them, they appear to have sold me a hitherto-unreleased late-90s U2 album.
Although this is not necessarily a bad thing :p
Untitled by Anonymous :: Expand
I stopped reading the Coldplay piece when the author got incredibly lazy and got his band-timeline wrong.

I was quite entertained to see that apparently Coldplay predate Travis. Por forgotten Fran Healy.

I think something must have gone wrong at the CD pressing plant, because although the labels and inlay cards say 'Coldplay' on them, they appear to have sold me a hitherto-unreleased late-90s U2 album.

In his spare time, Chris Martin channels Bono through the medium of interpretive dance. True fact.
Is that they're rubbish.
A new irrational history!

All stories should use the phrase "Stalin’s secret lunar fortress".

I presume you've seen Mundane SF versus Infernokrusher already...

Lost has apparently inspired a bunch more TV shows. Given that I haven't been moved to watch any since episode ten, and am slightly tending towards Ben Peek's view, I'm not sure whether this is actually a good thing

You're a fool. Watch more and get hooked further.
But if they never reveal anything, what's the point?
Good characterisation, solid drama, and inventive twisty backstory?
...plenty more mystery! ;-)

At least at the end of S1, one can say with some amount of confidence that one has a sense of what the 'rules' are, and have a relatively good sense of the Geography of the island.
That issue of SFSite also has a great piece by Matt Cheney on Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder/Science Fiction 101 anthology

It is a lovely anthology. Great stories and great commentary.
Yeah--I read it a couple of years back, and thought it was brilliant. There should be more anthologies like it.
Noooo...cloning bad, very bad ... unless it involves David Lynch, that is. ;-)
I don't want to say anything that will spoil it for you, but don't give up faith in Lost just yet...