Just for Doc Yobbo.
Just for Doc Yobbo.
A couple years ago – to be truthful, probably a whole passle o' years ago now – I bought me the DVD of Joss Whedon"s Firefly. There was only one series made before it was shit-canned by Fox and I"d wanted to watch it when it first went to air. Whedon"s first outing post Buffy/Angel and spaced based sci-fi western to boot. What"s not to love?
The ratings, apparently.
The LA Review of Books has a neat little essay about the econmics of our contending SF futures. Will join the Federation with holodeck nookie and replicator mac-n-cheese for all. Or does out future lie in the hellish, yet somewhat more entertaining dustopocalypse of Mad Max?
I have already pre-ordered this bad boy. A graphic novel of the good doctor's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Seems odd at first, given the integral role of Ralph Steadman's drug fucked illustrations to the original text, and the twisted beauty of Hunter S. Thompson's prose. How could it work.
I dunno. But I'm willing to take a small plunge on finding out.
It shouldn't work, but it totally does.
I dips me lid to Guru Bob for this link to the BBQ Pit Boys beer can burger instructional video. I especially like it because whether you live in northern climes or south, it is a recipe for all.
NYT has a long feature looking at the rise of the US Navy's SEALs since 9/11, and in particular SEAL Team 6. In a process that was mirrored for Australia's SAS and Commando Regiment, they were flooded with money and missions, but often ended up taking on meaningless low level operations that could have been done by infantry, cops or spies.
I've been doing a couple of these for the release of the books in the US and UK. It can be a challenge not answering the same question the same way every time. But each one usually throws a couple of interesting new ones at me.
This interview, with Suvudu, Random Penguin's own in house genre site, touched on the editing process.
I've never seen Warren Ellis speak, but he does write great essays. I remember reading one of his at Vice.com, after Hurricane Sandy hit New York. It was about the slow, almost absent minded collapse of civilisation.