January 2010 Archives
January 29, 2010
January 27, 2010
On Writing by Stephen King is part autobiography and part writing manual.
January 26, 2010
January 22, 2010
January 21, 2010
January 20, 2010
January 18, 2010
- January 22, 2010: Dalí's Clocks by Dave Hutchinson
- February 5, 2010: Riding in Mexico by Brenda Cooper
- February 19, 2010: A Thousand Trains Out of Here by Paul Evanby
- March 5, 2010: The Notebook of my Favourite Skin-Trees by Alex Dally MacFarlane
- March 19, 2010: The Rules of Utopia by James Bloomer
January 15, 2010
January 14, 2010
How do you create a new and a better world! Hurrah.
Following on from the innovative and era-defining hits Spooks, Hustle and Life On Mars, Kudos Film & TV is moving into another new world.BBC One has commissioned a new eight-part drama series, Outcasts.
Created by Ben Richards (Spooks, The Fixer, Party Animals), Outcasts is set on a recently-discovered planet and tells of the dilemmas, loves and lives of a group of people setting up a new world.
This life-sustaining planet is now home to the surviving population from Earth. Here there is a chance to start again, to bring the lessons learnt from Earth and to put them into action on a new planet.
Set in 2040, Outcasts begins on the day the last known transporter from Earth arrives, prompting great excitement on the new planet: Who is on board? Friends and loved ones? Important supplies and news from Earth? But also many questions: Will the new people bring the problems of Earth with them? Will the mistakes that destroyed Earth be repeated? Will the arrival of a new, would-be leader, rock the fragile and precarious equilibrium of our fresh, unified and courageous new world?
And, most importantly of all, how do you create a new and a better world?
January 13, 2010
January 12, 2010
Set 200 years in the future, Silversands tells the story of Avril Bradley, a reluctant astronaut thrown headlong into a world of political intrigue, espionage and subterfuge; a world where retired cops, digital ghosts and corporate assassins battle for possession of a hidden computer file that may just hold the key to humanity's future.
January 11, 2010
January 10, 2010
January 8, 2010
January 6, 2010
January 5, 2010
January 4, 2010
- The end of Lost. It's been six years coming, a lot of people thought they were making it up all along, not me. I have faith that the ending will be awesome, the journey already has been.
- The Dervish House by Ian McDonald which according to Amazon isn't out until July. That's too long! McDonald's last two books were the awesome River Of Gods and Brasyl. India, Brasil and now Turkey. Can't wait.
- The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod. Third in the trilogy of books beginning with The (I think that's the official name.)
- Mute, Duncan Jones' follow up film to the excellent Moon. A Bladerunner homage in Berlin? Yes please. Not sure if it will be ready for 2010 but I hope so.
- New Nu Who! New Doctor Who with Steven Moffat as head writer.
January 1, 2010
- Dodgy plot holes.
- Running around.
- Surprising moments of emotion.
- Oodles of nostalgia.
- Crazy character decisions.
- Some good acting.
- And bucket loads of fun.
- John Simm as The Master as a Superhero as Eminem.
- Bernard Cribbins and David Tennant doing the talking, acting thing.
- The self indulgent farewells.
- James Bond.