- I’m attempting to get back on track with some real posts, but things are hot, busy, and, also, last night there was an unfortunate pratfall involving a sudden squirrel and a surging dog that has left me a bit bruised and achy. And, you know, I’m trying to write this stupid book. And I’m behind on email again. Digging. Digging.
- Theresa Duncan on an interesting German (mis)translation in PKD’s Ubik.
- Nobody likes CW green. Especially not TV critics.
- However, John Maynard likes Eureka, which premieres tonight on Sci-Fi. I’ve been sold on at least giving this one a shot since seeing it described as an SF Twin Peaks. (Not that Twin Peaks wasn’t SFnal.) Plus, we are now stuck in the barren TV wasteland of summer, with only Project Runway as sustenance.
- Over at Pirate writers Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott’s Wordplayer forums, someone pointed to a marine biologist’s review of Dead Man’s Chest (which I liked a ton):
Charles: I thought you might be upset by the reinforcement of negative squid stereotypes.
Danna: This might be another “take what I can get” moment.
I was somewhat upset that the Kraken had all those teeth instead of a beak, though.
- E. Lockhart on blog against racism week, which lots of interesting people are participating in. I’m mulling what to post about.
- The NYT takes a look at new developments in AI. If that interests you, then I also recommend Robert Frenay’s fascinating new book Pulse: The Coming Age of Systems and Machines Inspired By Living Things, which I’m still working my way through. It strikes me there’s at least a dozen novels hiding in that book, maybe more.
- And, last but certainly not least, do click click click over to Jeff VanderMeer‘s absolutely gorgeous new Web site collecting all things related to his new novel Shriek: An Afterword. And you might also pop over to the Shriek: The Movie blog. Exciting, innovative stuff.