The Dare After Tomorrow

A paleoclimatologist claimed it would take a 100 dollars to get him see the Day After Tomorrow. . Readers of the Usenet group where he made that claim collected money to send him to the theatre. His review is amusing, summing up that This movie is to climate science as Frankenstein is to heart transplant […]

Earthsea Film (TV)

The SCI FI Channel is adapting Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea. This is almost cool, except that it’s a Hallmark production. However, I see that despite what the author says about the book, it appears that they’re casting white people in it. OK, so Ogion is played by Danny Glover, but in the books he […]

Going to the World Science Fiction Convention

Encouraged by people around me to have a small early mid-life crisis, I decided to go to Noreascon, the World Science Fiction Convention in Boston (September 2nd to 6th). Today I registered and reserved a plane ticket and hotel room. I’ve got until tomorrow to fill in a ballot for the Hugo Awards (including retro-Hugos […]

Le Parkour: Attack of the French Spider-Men

Le Parkour is a sport originating from France which involves treating the urban environment as an obstacle course. In other words, jumping about buildings like Spider-Man or Daredevil. It was used in one issue of Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency comic, and will probably make it into an episode of the TV series, simply because it’s […]