I’m swamped with work, but I have this under-viewed article on horror comix up online, if you want some inspiration. Happy Halloween!
Author: JD DeLuzio
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October 28, 2003
It’s Halloween again, when all manner of spook-themed films haunt the small screens. Now I could wax about James Whale’s Frankenstein and the rest of the Universal Monster Movies, or explain why I prefer Ginger Snaps to any number of mad-slasher pics. I could compose the inevitable list of best horror movies that you know is going to appear at the Bureau soon, carefully balancing heavy-hitters like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with lower-key works such as Targets I could wonder what the Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” has left to parody, or fondly recall tv specials of my youth, complaining that those Kiss fans want too much for pirate copies of Paul Lynde’s ’76 show.
But I’m not going to do that….
October 28, 2003
William Gibson coined the term cyberspace and turned SF inside-out in the 1980s with the original Cyberpunk Trilogy. Idoru, his mid-nineties thriller, looks at the emerging future. It contains some exceptional writing, interesting concepts, and a plausible (though satiric) world, but will likely prove most engaging to people who have not read Gibson’s other work.
October 19, 2003
Author: Neal Stephenson
Original Publication Date: May 1999
$19.25 U.S. (hardcover)
$7.99 U.S. (paperback)
$10.99 Canadian (paperback)
Having arrived late to the Bureau42 staff, I was unaware that we have never reviewed the great nerd novel of the last century’s end, Neal Stephenson’s 900+ page work, the title of which literally translates as “the Book of Hidden Names.”
October 4, 2003
Bubbaho-tep opened recently to some fairly decent reviews. The film, based on a story by John R. Lansdale and directed by Don Coscarelli, tells the story of how a still-living, geriatric Elvis (Bruce Campbell) teams up with a man who thinks he’s JFK to save the Retirement Home from an ancient Egyptian evil. The official site declares, “if you see only one Elvis vs. Mummy movie this year….”
October 2, 2003
September 25, 2003
Brian Bellmont (see below) has recently become the 289,004th person to suggest that the latest version of Trek might improve itself by hiring noted genre writers. After all, people like Ellison and Sturgeon wrote a couple of the original series’ best.
This likely won’t happen, but it begs a question. What might Enterprise look like if your favourite genre writer/director (dead or alive) had a hand in penning or directing an ep?
September 7, 2003
September 7, 2003
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Original Publication Date: February 2003
$17.47 U.S. (hardcover)
$6.99 U.S. (paperback)
$9.99 Canadian (paperback)
In the second book of The Neanderthal Parallax, contact becomes commonplace between our earth and an alternate one where Neanderthals have established civilization.
August 30, 2003
The 50th Anniversary Hugo Awards Ceremony took place tonight at the 61st World Science Fiction Convention (Torcon 3) in Toronto, Ontario. MC Spider Robinson’s opening comments praising Science Fiction seemed at odds with the number of fantasy works which were nominated or which won.
The familiar rocket-statue was plated with gold this year, and set in carved maple representing the fury and flame of lift-off, stylized into a maple leaf.
So…. Who won?