I’m still on my SF reading binge and in the last week I have finished Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man, which I liked very much, am still working my way through Iain M. Banks’s complex The Algebraist and have just started Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow. Andy and I have started rewatching Season 4 of Babylon 5. I haven’t watched any of the new series of Dr Who because I’m scared that it might upset me. Anyway, here are some links to things I enjoyed on the internet:
- Eclectric Eccentric posts about John Polidori’s story The Vampyre , which set the conventions for much of what came later.
- Star Trek turned 45 and Tor.com came up with a list of the 10 most underappreciated aspects of the original TV series . My mother watched it from the beginning so Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
- From Science Fiction and other Suspect Ruminations, a post showcasing the best of Alex Schomburg’s 1950s SF cover art
- From the Guardian, In praise of supernove without which we would not exist.
- From Den of Geek, 10 action sequences that defy the laws of physics. I love action sequences that defy the laws of physics.
- And from Cracked.com 5 things that are way easier than they look in the movies
- From Genevieve Valentine, We need to talk about the scarlet letter. This film adaptation came out the year I was studying Hawthorne’s novel at university and I remember the lecturer showing a certain amount of derision. This post reveals why.
- And here’s an image of Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader