Category Archives: F/SF

Looking for a story: Asking for help

As Elizabeth Bear has said, “All knowledge is contained in LJ” (or Blogs, as the case might be).
And so I am going to give this a shot. I am looking for a story I read at least 15 years ago, whose author and story name I can’t remember, but I remember chunks of the plot. I think I read it in an anthology of other stories but I can’t be sure.
Have you read this story? Who wrote, what is its name and where can I find it?

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Animated Spaceballs

Variety.com – Comcast cabler gets ‘Spaceballs’
Via SfSignal, news that there is going to be an animated series based on the Mel Brooks Star Wars parody Spaceballs.
Brooks will do two of the voices of the characters he played in the movie, President Skroob, and, yes, Yogurt.
While I liked the movie, I am disappointed and disheartened that, once again, this is more proof that remakes, rehashes and retreads seem to rule the day in popular media. Does anyone know of Juvenal complaining of the same thing, two millenia ago?

Something Wicked this way comes…

Ray Bradbury – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Something wicked this way comes, since today is the birthday of Ray Bradbury.
While I might have preferred Asimov and Heinlein to Bradbury overall, The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, and The October Country, among others, will always have a place in the library of my mind.
And I found out a few weeks ago, in a show about John Huston, that Bradbury wrote the screenplay to the 1956 adaptation that Huston did of Moby Dick.