Unreservedly highly recommended books are in bold.
While I might not have voices in my head to equal those of, say, my good friend Deb Atwood, I do have some strong archetypes of characters.
In a recent post, one of my characters, Marcus, in Bridgette’s Age of Retribution drew on an old character of mine that some readers of this Blog will remember very well–the charming, seductive diplomat Scipio.
A relevant excerpt follows.
NFL.com – GameCenter : Game Stats
Yes, BJS and SSS.N in general have been down the last few days, but now we are back.
And, in typical, ulcer inducing fashion, my boys had three chances to win the game against the Seahawks (at the end of reg, and two in OT), and could not seal the deal.
As Master Yoda says, “Now, things are worse.”
NFL.com – Philadelphia at New York Game Recap
After last week’s disaster, my boys in blue stepped up and performed well enough. The Eagles always play us tough, tough enough to make the game tight throughout.
But, still, a win is a win is a win.
A passel of small book reviews this time around:
ReVisions, edited by Julie Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel
The Eternal Frontier, An Ecological History of North America, by Tim Flannery
Witches Abroad, a Discworld Novel by Terry Pratchett
The Hidden Family, Book Two of the Merchant Princes, by Charles Stross
Chill Factor, Book Three of the Weather Wardens, by Rachel Caine
Whatever: The Comedy Canon: A Meme for You
You will remember the entry sometime back about the Essential SF Movies, as chosen by the author of the Rough Guide to SF Movies, John Scalzi.
Although he didn’t write the Rough Guide to Comedy Movies, he provides us the list of them. I’ve bolded the ones I’ve seen and asterisked the ones I own.
I don’t do as nearly well as the SF movies!
And How does the Princess Bride *not* make this list??!
I cooked for my mother last night a dish I invented with the Olsons…”Gumbolaya”
The dish as written should feed about 4 people.
FREDERICK WEIMER, 80
WW II veteran worked at Bayley Seton for 45 years
SFSignal: SF Tidbits Part XXVIII
Via SF Signal, we can expect at some point a new, Director’s Cut of the classic film Dark City. Its one of my all time favorite movies of any genre, and I am curious what a Director’s Cut will bring to the table. DC’s can be improvements (Donnie Darko), a wash (Alexander), or in some cases take away from the original movie (arguably, Fellowship of the Ring–some of the extended stuff is not up to snuff with the rest of the film).
Roger Ebert, as much a fan of the movie as I am, will be doing commentary on the new Director’s Cut.