My twelfth book is a return to Discworld and those wacky witches of Lancre, in Maskerade.
Via my brother Greg:
48th legislature – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – first
Joni Marie Gutierrez
A JOINT MEMORIAL
DECLARING PLUTO A PLANET AND DECLARING MARCH 13, 2007,
“PLUTO PLANET DAY” AT THE LEGISLATURE.
I purposefully concentrated on SF, not Fantasy. And I realize I picked 32 of my favorite
writers at random.
I had some interesting decision trees as the tree played out. It was a lot of fun.
Talk of the Nation : Best Comic Book Movies – DailyBracket.com
Talk of the Nation now has a blog, and in addition, provided a pointer to Daily Bracket, a site where you can make imaginary “brackets” a la the NCAA. Their sample one is “Best Comic Book Movies.”
I think i could have a lot of fun with this site.
The second book in John Scalzi’s “Confederation Defense Force” series set in a world where Earth is a backwater world in a richly populated galaxy in perpetual conflict.
I went to see “300” today, based on the Frank Miller graphic novel and starring Gerard Butler as King Leonidas, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, Dominic West as Theron and David Wenham as Dilios.
(NB: Howard Waldrop and Lawrence Pearson give their own, more detailed, review on Locus’ website)
Until, perhaps, if the rumored Indy 4 really does happen, this is the capstone of the Indiana Jones chronicles, bringing Sean Connery in as Henry Jones, Sr in the quest for the Holy Grail.
The NY Times calls for the resignation of Alberto Gonzales.
- Defending the firing of US Attorneys for political reasons
- The abuse of the USA Patriot act
- Defending the abrogation of the rights of the Geneva Convention
- Abandoning its role as a champion of voting rights:
” It approved a Georgia photo-ID law that a federal judge later likened to a poll tax, a case in which Mr. Gonzales’s political team overrode the objections of the department’s professional staff…But it has managed to find the time to sue a group of black political leaders in Mississippi for discriminating against white voters. ”
“Mr. Gonzales symbolizes Mr. Bush’s disdain for the separation of powers, civil liberties and the rule of law.”
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
It stars Sasha Baron Cohen as the titular character.
The weakest of the three Indiana Jones movies, Temple of Doom brings back Harrison Ford in a prequel to the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark.