Monday, July 31, 2006

Hello, I'm back.

This is just a short post to ease myself back into things.

In theory I should have plenty to blog about for a while; a couple of book reviews ready to roll, a couple more relevant reads lined up, and I watched most of Serenity before my DVD player packed up the other day (grrrr...)

Some other, not directly related, developments are still going on, and will no doubt be related here when they come to fruition (ooh, tease!).

Big thanks to those on the CSFF blog tour for allowing me to be an honorary participant... typical that I miss the first one with significant sf content!

Obviously I have some catching up to do now, but normal service will resume shortly.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

'Scuse me, just passing through...

I've been a bit busy lately, with this and that. Playing around with a few changes I want to make to my website, working on a couple of short story ideas, and, when I get a minute, the day job...

To top all of which, I shall be off on a little holiday soon.

If you haven't already found your way their - and are not, in fact, a contributor - Speculative Faith should be able to fill in for me during my absence. And, I expect, way beyond. (Have you fixed my link yet, guys? ;) )

And, because I probably won't get to join in next week, July's Christian SFF blog tour will be plugging the Christian Fandom website on 24-26 July. A good place to start is usually round Becky's place.

I'll be back in August.

This year, all being well.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Doctor, Doctor...

Well, we knew the beeb had a big finish lined up for this season of Doctor Who, but who would have imagined vast armies of Daleks and Cybermen converging on London, for the final of the 2026 Worlds Cup at the recently opened Wembley Stadium?

That the good Doctor would stand in a referee was inevitable as soon as that happened, but surely nobody could have expected the streaker.

I won't spoil it by telling you the score, as I know many of my readers won't get to see it for a while.

If you really want to know how the series ended, I'm sure you can look elsewhere. All I'm saying is, it was possibly a little over the top (in order to top it next year, I hear Quentin Tarantino will be directing the season finale) but Doctor Who fans will certainly enjoy it, with all its entertaining cartoon violence. A bit like the World Cup, really.

Oh, and as we were talking about Ender's Game (well, in passing last week), check this out.

Friday, July 07, 2006

The age old dilemma...

Which Star Wars DVD should I buy? Or should I not even bother?

Do I go for the 4-disc box set, or the forthcoming 'Limited Editions', with the original versions as a bonus?

The box set is cheaper, and has all that bonus material.

The limited editions might be the only opportunity Han gets to shoot first on DVD.

And, of course, it's all subject to the whim of George Lucas, who will no doubt release some other version as soon as these stop making money.

So maybe I should just keep my cash until the super-duper all-singing all-dancing pick-which-bits-you-want-from-each-version box set arrives.

Or just watch them on VHS until the tapes wear out.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

miscellaneous bloggery 5

The fifth in an occasional series in which I can't be bothered to come up with anything original to write about.

Mirtika reviews Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card;

Orson Scott Card reviews Superman;

Superman reviews In the Open Space (no, actually, I could have that the wrong way round...);

Claw of the Conciliator points us to some discussion on the spiritual significance of Donnie Darko (which I can see I'm going to have to watch again);

phywriter tells us about Ray Gun Revival - something else for me to check out when I'm supposed to be working...

And finally, if anyone can brave an insight into what goes on in my mind besides Christian sf, I've started posting some fairly random stuff on these blogs.