RevolutionSF.com has arrived on Earth Station One! We are so happy to be here, we might explode.
But before that happens, let’s talk about Roger Zelazny!
This time the RevolutionSF Book Club presents Nine Princes in Amber, hosted by another Earth Station One resident, Van Allen Plexico, host of The White Rocket Podcast.
Joining RevSF Podcast Queen Deanna and Van are Margaret-Anne Park and Michael Emond for a spirited discussion. Not everyone is a fan of the book.
Check out RevolutionSF Roundtable Episode 192: RevolutionSF Book Club: Nine Princes in Amber!
Our theme music this episode is “Cultists On Board” by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.
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Review by Mark Bousquet
“THE ALMOST PEOPLE” – Series 6, Episode 6, Story 217b – Written by Matthew Graham; Directed by Julian Simpson – The Eleventh Doctor, Rory, and Amy are at their monastery in the future caught between the humans and the gangers and blabbedy blabbedy blabbedy. Are we even supposed to talk about what happens in the first 95% of this episode? Because Amy Is A Ganger, And Original Amy Is About To Pop Out A Baby.
Does anyone actually care about THE ALMOST PEOPLE? Isn’t everyone really just gonna talk about that last few minutes and try to figure out what that means?
I feel bad for Matthew Graham. As bland and stretched out as THE REBEL FLESH was last episode, the second half of his two-parter is a marked improvement. There’s real tension here, characters have actual emotions, and there’s some clever bits to keep you guessing. Though if you didn’t guess the Doctor swerve, well, if we were watching together you would have totally heard me groan and say, “So obvious” and if you didn’t know what I was saying you totally would have faked it.
White Rocket 016: Special Edition: Reading from LORDS OF FIRE!
In this special edition of the White Rocket Podcast, Van reads an excerpt from his new Military SF / New Pulp novel, THE SHATTERING, LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE.
Available on iTunes or at www.whiterocketbooks.com
White Rocket 015: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – The Millennium Trilogy
The White Rocket show heads to Sweden for this week’s episode, as comics editor/publisher/writer extraordinaire James Hickson joins Van to discuss Stieg Larsson‘s fantastic MILLENNIUM TRILOGY of crime fiction novels and (American and Swedish) movies: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, and THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST. It’s a computer-hacking, neo-nazi-whackin’ good time!
Available on iTunes or at http://www.whiterocketbooks.com or at http://whiterocket.podbean.com
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By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
Is spring becoming the new “summer” at the box office? Although summer has traditionally been the time when Hollywood rolls out its biggest blockbusters and special effects-heavy films, last year’s “The Hunger Games” (released in March) proved major blockbusters can happen earlier in the year.
Hollywood seems to have taken notice, and several movies slated for release this spring have the potential to become hits, even before “Iron Man 3″ officially kicks off the summer movie season on May 3. A spring release date also gives some of these movies a chance to stand out and not get lost in the summer movie shuffle, as several films were overshadowed last summer by all the hype surrounding “The Avengers.” Continue reading
Posted in Fantasy, News, Reviews, Sci-fi, Uncategorized
Tagged G.I. Joe Retaliation, Jack the Giant Slayer, Jurassic Park 3D, Movie, oblivion, Olympus Has Fallen, Oz The Great and Powerful, Preview, spring
1821 COMICS, STAN LEE AND POW! ENTERTAINMENT IGNITE STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY ON FEBRUARY 2 TO UNVEIL DIGITAL E-BOOKS, BOOKS AND GAMES FROM THEIR NEW FAMILY-FRIENDLY IMPRINT
January 15, 2013— 1821 Comics (www.1821comics.com), comic legend Stan Lee and his company POW! Entertainment are teaming up for STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY, an event in Los Angeles on February 2 for kids celebrating the first properties from 1821 Comics, Stan Lee and POW!’s new family-friendly publishing imprint STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE (SLKU) which include Digital E-Books, books and games for multiple platforms. The children participating in STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will get an exclusive sneak preview of the new line of family friendly properties and will engage in a variety of fun activities. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE DAY will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Giggles N’ Hugs (www.gigglesnhugs.com) in Century City, and will include invited children and their parents. STAN LEE’S KIDS UNIVERSE is a children’s multimedia company specializing in graphic novels, picture books, digital books, and games. Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
2012 is going to be a tough year for Hollywood to top. The year’s most anticipated movies — such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Hobbit” and the new Bond movie, “Skyfall” — were, for the most part, relatively well received by fans and also performed quite well at the box office. However, there are quite a few films slated for release in 2013 that look promising, as well, including several sequels to popular franchises.
While there are quite a few films I’m looking forward to this year, here are the top five I’m most excited about: Continue reading
Posted in Fantasy, movies, Reviews, Sci-fi, Uncategorized
Tagged 2013, Catching Fire, Hobbit, Hunger Games, Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Movie, Preview, Smaug, Star Trek, Superman
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
Oliver Queen is a very lucky man. He survives a shipwreck and five years of being marooned on a treacherous island. He is miraculously returned to his family and friends, who assumed he was dead and thought they’d never see him again. He’s given a second chance at life — one he doesn’t intend to take lightly — and he now has an opportunity to right some of the wrongs he and his family have committed.
Oliver Queen’s quest to redeem his family’s past is the subject of The CW’s new superhero TV series “Arrow,” based on the DC Comics character the “Green Arrow.” The show airs on Wednesday nights and stars Stephen Amell as the ex-playboy Oliver Queen who now moonlights as a hooded vigilante known as the “Green Arrow.”
The show has an intriguing premise, and I believe it has the potential to grow into a strong action/adventure drama. It’s a fun show, and I’d definitely encourage fans of superhero stories to give it a try. (Also, I’ve tried to be as spoiler-free as possible in this review, but if you haven’t seen the show yet, there may be some details that give away parts of the plot.) Continue reading
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Fantasy, Reviews, Sci-fi, TV, Uncategorized
Tagged Arrow, dc comics, Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, review, series, Stephen Amell, The CW, TV
Earth Station One blog contributor Ashley Bergner’s new book “Bait & Switch: A sci-fi Sherlock Holmes” is now available for download on Amazon.com.
“Bait & Switch” is a science fiction re-imagining of the classic literary detective Sherlock Holmes, blending the styles of “Doctor Who” and the BBC’s “Sherlock.” Set in a futuristic city on the planet of Eglon, the story follows Holmes, who lives in apartment complex 221 in the city’s rundown “Quadrant B” and works as a private detective and consultant for the quadrant’s Civic Security Station.
Posted in Books, News, Press Release, Sci-fi, Uncategorized
Tagged Ashley Marie Bergner, Bait & Switch, detective, ebook, Mystery, Science Fiction, Sherlock Holmes, Watson