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Protocol ebook

July 16, 2015 - 08:16 -- Admin

Soul Full of Guns, the Karin ebook, was easy to write because it's a straight line through a series of action sequences and old spy movie tropes.

A Protocol for Monsters isn't. It's Emergence, but told from the PoV of the other guys. The Scooby Gang. So the narrative arc is set and familiar before you read it, but what's new is knowing what's happening both offstage and in the minds of Heath, Emmeline and Compton when they meet Dave.

The real thing will bury San Andreas

July 15, 2015 - 07:45 -- Admin

This is why I subscribe to The New Yorker. A long, well researched, crisply written and utterly horrifying essay about the earthquake that will destroy America. Not the Big One, rumbling up out of the San Andreas fault so beloved of movie makers. The Bigger One which will flatten most of the Pacific Northwest, liquefying the ground under Seattle, drowning millions in Godzilla tsunamis.

It's a hole IN the pigeon

July 13, 2015 - 16:32 -- Admin

Having just finished my belated playthrough of Firefly and Serenity you can imagine my chuffedness upon hearing that Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk (Wash) have produced a schmick-looking homage/take-down.

Con Man looks like what would have happened if the stars of Galaxy Quest hadn't been contacted by those actual aliens.

I blame Boylan

July 13, 2015 - 09:37 -- Admin

I was doing so well getting back towards my goal weight of the mid-80s. Until Professor Boylan turned up, martinis clutched in one fist, a brace of slow cooked lamb shoulders in the other. I fear to step on the scales and check my weight now – not that there would be much point. I doubt I could see them over my bulging gut.

Not sure how I feel about this Han Solo movie spin off

July 10, 2015 - 05:46 -- Admin

Disney seems intent on creating a whole universe of media for Star Wars, but I can't be alone in feeling a little nervous about the announcement of a stand alone film exploring Han Solo's early years. It was great to see an old and crumpled Han at the end of that last trailer and I sorta wonder how we'll go watching Ford reprise the role in The Force Awakens, only to have to watch another actor climb into the Falcon a few months later.

Who could pull that off?

One Minute Time Machine

July 9, 2015 - 12:06 -- Admin

I loved this mash up of Groundhog Day, Fifty First Dates, Back to the Future and just about every other time hopping trope you can recall.

It has great wit and a wickedly funny twist. Totes worth your five minutes. The dialogue is not entirely safe for work.