Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Or should I say Merry Samhain? Hope you all get something sweet (and not a rock!)...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Future is Queer

Touted as the first anthology of its kind in 10 years, The Future is Queer looks interesting. Includes Neil Gaiman and Rachel Pollack, et al. Sounds like one worth checking out.

Scifi Trivia Clip #2

Okay, gang, can you name the movie?? C'mon, I gave you 2 minutes worth! And it's not Flash Gordon or some lost outtake from Star Trek...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I Am Legend

Have you ever curled up with Richard Matheson's classic vampires-on-the-loose novel I Am Legend? Reading this article made me want to go back and revisit this scifi/horror story, which has been filmed twice (the Vincent Price version, The Last Man on Earth, being the superior one). Still good stuff, especially this time of year (ie, election season... and you thought I meant Halloween, didn't you?). Check it out.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Scifi Audio Trivia #1

Can you name this classic scifi movie??

Sunday, October 22, 2006

In the meantime...

So whattya reading this fall? Something spooky or horrific or gothic? And I'm referring to fiction here, not that new Bob Woodward book... I'm going the gothic route, with The Thirteenth Tale and really enjoying it.

The Rumor Goes Ever On and On

So now MGM is saying they're in talks with New Line and Peter Jackson to very probably bring The Hobbit to the big screen. Guess fans have been petitioning. At least we know that if Jackson does it, it'll be about as good a film adaptation as possible. I know Megan said she hoped they'd just leave it alone, not do it -- but I'd love to see a big colorful adaptation. Just wonder if they'll include those sappy folk songs used in the Rankin/Bass cartoon?! Hehehe. I know most of those were some kind of adapted versions of Tolkien's poems from the book, but that music... puh-leeeez...

Friday, October 13, 2006

Andy Serkis Goes Cartoon

Have you ever found a picture of yourself taken and posted by someone else when you google the image search? Kinda weird. I found this one searching for shots of Andy Serkis. It's from when I hosted the signing event with him for his Gollum book (the "Serkis circus" including 2,000 fans). Nicest guy. I have better shots of him, but this was the one that googled. Anyway, he does the voice of the rat Spike in the new movie Flushed. Okay, so it's not King Kong, but sounds fun anyway...

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Looks like the kind of story that could generate some discussion for our January 7 meeting...? Here's how Pub Weekly described it: "This weird novel of alien contact from Stoker-winner Hoffman (A Fistful of Sky) careens like a pinball among the bumpers of science fiction, young adult literature and softcore porn." Wow, I'm sold.

Monday, October 02, 2006


We talked about this one a while back... Naomi Novik's new series is getting lots & lots of buzz, not the least of which is Peter Jackson grabbing the film rights. Brandon Sanderson first mentioned these books to me, he's afraid they're going to scoop up the same awards he may be nominated for. Gee, must be rough. From what I've heard, the reviews on this trilogy are almost all positive -- glowing cover blurbs are by none other than Stephen King, Terry Brooks and Anne McCaffrey. There must be something really good between the covers. Anyone want to read the first one for our January selection? (Click on the book cover to check out the author's site.)

Nov & Dec Selections

November 5th discussion = Three Days to Never

December 3rd discussion = Miracle