Arlighty. I’m almost packed and almost ready to go. I’m going to Montreal for a week and, since I’m traveling alone, I’m going to try to minimize my TWA (Time Waiting Around) by foregoing checked luggage in favor of squeezing everything into my carry-on bags. So, just the bare essentials: socks, shirts, underwear, toiletries, laptop, and about a dozen books. On the reading menu this trip:
Chances are someone out there has read at least one of the above. Thoughts? Recommendations? Warnings?
Hey, to all those wondering what the heck is up, http://stargate.mgm.com/ will be down for a few days as they gear up for their SGU-heavy re-launch. Keep checking back because there are BIG THINGS UNIVERSE headed your way in the coming weeks.
Speaking of checking in – Hey, remember that short story I completed a while back? Yeah, the one that took me forever to finish? Well, it‘s going to be published as part of an upcoming anthology (with a release date in early 2010). As to the theme of the collected works and who else will be contributing (I‘m in truly amazing company), head on over to http://louanders.blogspot.com/ where editor extraordinaire Lou Anders will be making the grand announcement this month. And, while you’re there, check out his comic and film reviews and get the latest updates on the Pyr front.
Which reminds me – Finish up Blood of Ambrose all you slow readers. Discussion begins next week and we’ll be joined by author James Enge.
Finished up Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man, a series I started off liking but ended up loving, especially in the latter installments as things really picked up. The final volume, Whys and Wherefores, offers up one of the finest endings I’ve ever read in a comic book series. Sure, there are a few questions still left unanswered but, overall, an immensely satisfying ride.
The gang at SFSignal are running a Stargate SG-1 Watchathon as we count down toward the premiere of Stargate: Universe. Head on over and relive those golden years when Teal’c was, uh, actually golden. So far –
Oh, dear. How embarrassing. Daughter enlists help of friends to beat the guy attacking her mother. Only problem was the guy wasn’t, uh, “attacking” her: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D996G4DO0&show_article=1
BTW – My new favorite show = Food Detectives hosted by the always entertaining Ted Allen. “What’s the deal with the 5-second rule? Does turkey really make you sleep? Is double-dipping really unsanitary?” Tune in or cruise by the website for the science-errific scoop: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food-detectives/index.html
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday boy Major D. Davis.