Monthly Archives: June 2007

This czech won’t bounce – Jan Svankmajer

The Guardian have a piece on Jan Svankmajer’s work as the short film DVD collection is released by the BFI. Svankmajer’s work is not to everybody’s taste – dark allegories about the abuse of power – but his art is … Continue reading

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30 days of night

The excellent 30 days of nights is being made into a film and those fine folk over at Horror Movies have a selection of photos available.

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His Dark Materials – technical interview

The folk over at the His have a interview with some of the technical team for the forthcoming film. technorati tags:his dark materials, film, philip pullman

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Comics and Cities

Joe Gordon over on the Forbidden Planet blog has a link to Henry Jenkins’s piece on comics and cities. Cities and literature have a symbiotic relationship which we often overlook – Batman and Gotham, Superman and Metropolis and so on. … Continue reading

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New Stephen King short story

The July issue of Esquire magazine (and I’m assuming that annoyingly this will only be the US version) has a short story called the Gingerbread Man by Stephen King. Apparently his next novel, Duma Key, grew out of the short. … Continue reading

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Fantasy on film?

Publisher’s Lunch has a short note that Terry Brooks’ Shannara series has been picked up for filming by Warner. It’ll probably take the second book “The Elfstones of Shannara” for a starting point.  

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The space in-between – Delia Sherman and Theodora Goss interviewed

How would you describe interstitial art? Indeed, how do you define interstitial? What made it interesting to you both? Delia: I can’t define it. Trying to define it has gotten me into a lot of trouble with the people to … Continue reading

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Chabon talks to the Guardian

The Guardian spoke to Michael Chabon about his new book, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union. Its an intriguing interview with a fine author.

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The New York Times continues its love affair with Phil Dick in this op-ed piece. The thing that made me curious was the last paragraph – the sf writers’ jobs were to report from the future. No, no, no. Sf … Continue reading

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Kim Stanley Robinson talks Galileans

UKSFBooknews has this short interview with Kim Stanley Robinson on the genesis of this next book, The Galilieans. Its due in 2009 but I really can’t wait that long. Its interesting that three major writers have gone back to the … Continue reading

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