November 7th, 2009

Eye of the Dragon

Read any good books lately?

I'm making my Xmas list -- anybody have any good reading material to recommend?

The only book I've got on there so far is The Revolution Business, by Charlie Stross. It's volume 5 of a 6-volume "hard fantasy" series: the classic fantasy "modern-day person falls into a medieval world" trope, cleverly concealing a solid SF what-if premise and a decidedly unromantic view of kings and princesses and wizards.
Eye - VK, Voight-Kampf test

The Hoard Potato: More Shows I'm Not Watching

quelonzia and I sat down to watch our recording of the premiere of V last night.

Fans of the original series will not be disappointed: it was completely faithful to the original.

The acting was wooden, the scripting was heavy-handed, the motivations were weak, the characters were unlikable, and the glaring Plot Stupidity of the original was wholly intact.

We didn't get past the first half-hour.

Pity. I had high hopes, considering the cast was packed with veterans of some of the best SF shows of the last decade.

Now I'm kind of nostalgic for the first couple of seasons of Earth: Final Conflict.