Eclipse: The Decline and Fall of the Twilight Empire
Eclipse: The Decline and Fall of the Twilight EmpireLast night was the release of Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise. Theaters were packed; Team Edward/Jacob loyalties ran high; anticipatory squeals filled the air. The movie that unfolded wasn’t worth any of it. This has gone beyond cinematic “worth” in the context of inscrutable teen tastes, or a shift in the zeitgeist, or any of the other trends that set their intended audience alight while mystifying everyone outside their demographic.…
Eclipse: The Beginnening.
And the Eclipse postmortem begins! First up: Ten Things You Should Know About Eclipse, at Fantasy Magazine. This information might just save your life. (Or, two hours. Whichever.) 4. Howard Shore did the music. You’ll know because whenever Bella and Edward make out, it sounds like every pervert in the Shire is creeping up on them.…
“Take Four”
Writing news! My story “Take Four” is in issue 9 of Kaleidotrope, alongside awesome people like Jason Heller and Rachel Swirsky. You can check out the full TOC and purchase info here. Quick excerpt: Marissa’s walkie-talkie hissed to life. “They know the gate’s sealed. Watch for them.” The city was more than two miles across, but mobs always moved faster than you thought they would, and Greg barely had time to order the second-unit to film the rising dust before the townspeople burst out of the main square in the center of the city and barreled towards the gate.…
Help us, Inception. Seriously.
Last night, while reviewing what I’ve been working on in handy graphic form (which I will be doing again, because it’s fun and prevents me from actually working), Inception was the last square. Up at Tor.com today, I talk about what we know about Inception, and what Inception means. Hint: it means that smart sci-fi movies are thin on the ground these days, and a movie pitched as cerebral sci-fi is an event in and of itself.…
Inception: Sci-Fi’s Last, Best Box-Office Hope?
Inception: Sci-Fi’s Last, Best Box-Office Hope?This week, Christopher Nolan and company released 14 new stills from his sci-fi thriller Inception. These photos might require a spoiler warning, but honestly, it’s not as if we’d know. Nolan has been tight-lipped about the project from the beginning. For months after its announcement, he would say only it was set “within the architecture of the mind.” Early promotional material was equally vague.…
WIPs
Please note, I apparently don’t have time to write about anything in depth, but plenty of time to make graphics about what I’m doing. Mmm, logic! 1. Reference image for a story I’m working on; originally was used for a story I just finished, but this image had another purpose. (It’s a worker.) 2.…