Siege #4, the last issue of Marvel’s latest crossover, came out yesterday. For those not keeping score, Norman Osborn, aka the Green Goblin, has been the “top cop” in the Marvel Universe for a while now, basically running everything with the help of a secret cabal that included Dr. Doom, Loki, and some other baddies. … More I Already Miss the Bad Guys Being in Charge
I didn’t catch the opening of Iron Man 2 yet, but several things I’ve read about the movie have got me worried. I have no expectation that it will be as good as the first one; I’d be happy with merely decent. My worry is that the Iron Man movie franchise has already completely jumped … More Five Signs a Superhero Movie Franchise Has Jumped the Shark
My short story, “Tio Gilberto and the Twenty-Seven Ghosts,” is now available for free online at Realms of Fantasy’s website. It’s also being featured next week in io9’s short-story reading club. The short story club is a new feature at io9, and the first few stories featured included stories by Isaac Asimov and Elizabeth Bear, so it’s a … More Tio Gilberto All Over the Internets!
Last night I was hanging out with my cuz, searching for a movie to watch amidst the labyrinth of on-demand menus, and he mentioned he’d never seen E.T. And I was all, “You’ve never seen E.T.!?” and so we immediately ended our search and purchased it for the very reasonable price of $1.99. I was … More E.T. Rewatch
For Christmas, my fab sister gave me Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. (Okay, she gave it to Hassan, but she knew I’d read it too.) Bechdel is the author/artist behind the successful and hilarious comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For, and Fun Home is her autobiography in graphic form. The main thrust of … More Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is More than Fun
For years friends have been telling me I have to check out Dr. Who, but I resisted it like , um, like something that resists another thing a lot. Then on a long airplane ride I discovered a few episodes were among my in-flight entertainment options. I watched one, then another, and another until I had spent … More Finally Converted to Dr. Who
Currently alternating between reading Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold and Joan Aiken’s Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Tales. Abercrombie is one of the hot new names when it comes to fat fantasy epics (so I’ve been told), and a quarter of the way through the book he’s living up to the buzz. Our heroine is Monza Murcatto, … More Joan Aiken and Joe Abercrombie
So the Sci Fi channel is apparently changing its name to SyFy. When I first saw the story here, I have to admit I thought, “Is it April Fool’s already?” But then, after I read the article, it actually started to make sense to me. Of course, it broadens their scope without losing those who … More Sci Fi is dead. Long live Syfy!
OMG, these past few new episodes of Battlestar Galactica have been amazing. I love the direction the series is taking in the final episodes. One of the best things about the series has always been the moral ambiguity, and now they are taking that to the upteenth degree. (Fold inserted here for the sake of … More BSG is blowing my mind
A couple weeks ago, Hassan and I were at Blockbuster, on the neverending quest for a good movie to rent, and we stumbled across the recently released “independent zombie comedy” Dance of the Dead. I know there are some zombie-lovers out there, and I thought you might be into a movie where zombies invade a … More Zombies Take Over Prom