A Spell, and Hour of the Wolf!
I’m on deadline this week, so most of what I have to say is either word count or “IT’S SO HOT WHY SWEET LORD WHY” in preparation for tomorrow (and at KGB tonight), but I wanted to update with two quick things! 1. The cover for Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells is here!…
Magick4Terri: Rock of Ages
Magick4Terri: Rock of AgesSo, one time, I probably said something like, “You couldn’t pay me to watch another Tom Cruise movie.” And then I realized that when you put yourself up for auction for terrible movie reviews and agree to honor the two highest bidders and one of them is someone who was your friend until around 11:49 this morning, you are, in fact, going to watch a Tom Cruise movie, and it’s going to be the living karaoke-bait that is Rock of Ages.…
NPR, Locus, and a Solemn Oath
Three things make a post, right? 1. My first book review for NPR (!) is now live: I reviewed John Scalzi’s Redshirts here! 2. Another first: I have an interview in this month’s Locus! I dig the picture accompanying my spread (seen here), in which there are awesome Victorian circus shenanigans going on behind me, and I am judging them harshly, probably because they are out late?…
Ten Things You Should Know about Prometheus
Ten Things You Should Know about PrometheusBecause there has been more secrecy around this film than around [relevant political joke], I wanted to put something spoiler-free above the fold for my Prometheus review. So, have you ever gotten trapped by a magician? Accidentally caught in his gravitational field outdoors or penned in during a high school talent show, sitting quietly and hoping not to be noticed as he tells you he’s going to show you a trick, and with great flair, pulls a playing card out of his sleeve.…
“937”
"937"So, I wanted to talk about the Alien movies before I see Prometheus tonight. This is the tip of the iceberg as regards things I want to say about these movies, but it’s a start. Of all the things I love about the Alien franchise (and there are many), the thing I might love most is how well the disparate directors have maintained the illusion that the aliens are the bad guys.…
Locus, and some catching-up!
I am honestly not sure where, exactly, the past few weeks have gone: I traveled a lot (Nebulas, WisCon), and saw a lot (BEA people, an amazing circus I have yet to blog because of course), and am finally trying to wrap things up, for the values of “wrap things up” that mean “updates on things that were apparently announced more than a month ago.” Well played, me!…