Saturday, September 22, 2012

New and Noteworthy (Empress of Eternity, 2000 A.D., William Gibson)

In today's edition:

* Ian Sales on L.E. Modesitt's Empress of Eternity. (Those interested in a comparison can check out my review of the book for Strange Horizons here.)

* At io9, an article on the British comics anthology 2000 A.D., comparatively obscure on this side of the Atlantic, though it has played a crucial role in the development of the medium (in part, through the authors who did their early work there, like Alan Moore). This piece has, of course, been occasioned by the release of the second film based on its best-known character this weekend with Dredd. (As for that film: thus far, the critics, and creator John Wagner, have been much more favorable to it than the 1995 movie which starred Sylvester Stallone.)

* From Wired, a lengthy, three-part interview with William Gibson. (You can access Part One here, Part Two here, Part Three here.) I think he oversells his now-familiar bit about the "weirdness" of reality and the limits of prognostication, but he does offer some interesting bits about subjects ranging from urban spaces to social media to recorded music.

The 2012 Summer Movie Season
New and Noteworthy (Spielberg's Early TV Work, The Dark Knight Returns' 25th, Niall Harrison at the Strange Horizons Blog)
Paul Kincaid and Last Year's Best
New and Noteworthy (Underwire, McCalmont, Upcoming Movies)
Alan Moore on Before Watchmen

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