Two reviews up: Mike Cobley's Seeds of Earth HERE, which is a grand-slam Space Opera. If you like Peter Hamilton or Neal Asher, I think you'll like this one.
Secondly, Christopher Ransom's Birthing House, a competent Horror novel being highlighted hard by its publishers. (HERE.) I liked parts, but not all. Nevertheless, it's good to see Horror being sold again in the UK. It's been in a lull for a while.
Bit of a backlog there but I'm slowly catching up. The The Death
(Zelika Loophole Blog #2)
That is all we do. Travel. A Bard is with me, he helps teach me Annaren. He knows many languages. He correct my spelling mistakes but not grammar. But I learn.
We fighted a dogsoldier. It looked lost, and I think it attacked us because it was scared. It is strange. Den Raven is empty. There are people, former slaves, but most slaves are with the Black Army, what a passing bird said. Some are rebuilding because they know the Hulls are gone and
Updated March 13th, 2009 at 05:10 PM by Maiablackwolf
Greetings, fellow Bards and wielders of the Light.
Today was absolutely deplorable! I can't believe how Dernhil humiliated me so before the entire School! Now everyone will be making snide remarks about it until I'm buried and suffocated beneath them.
Not to mention "goodbye, reputation!" I'll be the laughing stock of all the Bards, and of course Dernhil will bask in his praise.
Ah...but I bore you, don't I? Hmmm...I
I was talking to Hem today and he was telling me about his friend named Zelkia. He says she died but I'm not so sure after looking at this new blog.
I wonder if this is the same person...
Should I tell Hem?
(Zelika Loophole Blog #1)
What the title says. I am not dead. I know little Annaren and I try to write this in Annaren. I make lots of mistakes, but I try, and if you do not like, not read. I tell my story soon of how I am not dead, but this is for a introduction.
~Zelika of the House of Il Aran
Updated March 13th, 2009 at 05:09 PM by Maiablackwolf
I am Maerad.
Maerad of Pellinor, that's what they call me.
I am also known as the Fated, the One.
But it's not easy!
I guess you wouldn't know how hard it is to be the Fated One, The Fire Lily, the One who will defeat the Nameless in his darkest rising.
I know what everybody wants me to do.
But this is going to be about me.
Updated March 10th, 2009 at 04:22 PM by Echowindsong
Watchmen: Can't say I disagree with Robs comments HERE or the Forum comments HERE.
It's a great movie, though Snyder has had a huge gamble here: by following the book closely but not totally (never really an option) some fans will never be happy; and by using some of the stylistic elements of the novel it may alienate some of the non-graphic-novel readers.
But allowing for the fact that he's tried to do something near-impossible is very impressive indeed. It's clearly
Just back from Watchmen: though colder outside, the hail seems to have gone.
Immediate thoughts are: hmmm. Not at all bad. The effects are stunning, the acting not bad either. Considering what this could've been, I'm pretty impressed. Apart from the group hug moment at the end...
It is a movie I'll have to mull over, though.
New toy at SFFWorld!
OK: Let's see how far we go with this.
Today I have mainly been... working.
However, I am working on a couple of old reviews ready for upload and one new review: an oldie but a goodie, John Christopher's The Death of Grass first published in the UK in 1956 and out of print (or at least very difficult to get) for a long while. Undeservedly so, in my opinion.
Review to follow, of course.
Welcome to the new blog section.
I've now installed a brand new blog software that is fully integrated with the discussion forum. Hopefully this will prove to be a much better and more professional solution for blogs than the previous one.
Updated March 8th, 2009 at 07:12 AM by daigoro