Yesterday was a foray into the culinary unknown with my sampling of the Triple Down (see last issue, ed.). This January, I hazard the literary unknown with my first foray into urban fantasy. January’s Book of the Month Club pick is…
From the Publisher: “Living tattoos: demons of the flesh, turned into flesh, the only family demon hunter Maxine Kiss has left—and the only way she can survive, and fight, the imprisoned demonic army waiting to destroy humanity.”
Publishers Weekly says: “Liu is one of the best new voices in paranormal fiction…”
Booklist says: “The boundlessness of Liu’s imagination never ceases to amaze; her ability to translate that imagination into a lyrical work of art never ceases to impress.”
Discussion the week of January 17th with author Marjorie M. Liu.
Came across some video links I thought I’d bring to your attention…
Making some of the big screen’s saltier language a little more t.v. friendly: http://tv.gawker.com/5667748/the-most-ridiculous-edited+for+tv-movie-lines?skyline=true&s=i
A new study finds that most Americans get the majority of their exercise while drunk - http://www.theonion.com/video/study-americans-get-majority-of-exercise-while-dru,18198/
OK Go makes the best music videos. Exhibit A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHlJODYBLKs&feature=player_embedded
Lizard drinking a juice bar. Yes, that’s right. http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1942633
dasNdanger writes: “Yer freakin’ SICK! Stay home, and stop infecting your co-workers!”
Answer: I had to go in to say goodbye to Linda on her last day – and hopefully pass the cold she passed on to me back to her.
JYS writes: “I met Alaina Huffman today while i was downtown. It was amazing. She’s very nice.”
Answer: Yes, she’s an incredible sweetheart.
Arctic Goddess writes: “Are there any plans for next year for episodes? When will you know if you are writing for next season?”
Answer: I hope we’ll know by December. More likely January.
ytimynona writes: “Wait, huh? Your only woman writer left?!?”
Answer: Well, we have finished our script work for the year so that part of the process is complete.
sgfan writes: “where is the crew on Destiny getting there bullets for there guns from? They do have a limited supply of ammunition right?”
Answer: Yes, their supply is limited. However - with the exception of the Incursion two-parter, we haven’t really expended that much to date. Also, after the events of Intervention, we added the Lucian weapons to our stockpile (pictured in a forthcoming episode).
Raynan writes: “I just noticed you had the “Shine” Anthology on your “recently read” list (don’t stop by often, so… hi!). What’d you think about it?”
Answer: I liked it, but didn’t love it. There are some terrific writers in the collection but my main problem stems from the anthology’s theme of “near-future optimistic science fiction”. On the surface, it sounds like a great idea but, once you’re three stories in, the generally positive nature of the stories undermines much of the dramatic tension. In short, you know it’s not going to end badly so it’s hard to get that emotionally invested when you’re already aware of the outcome.
Sean D. writes: “Does the SG producers’ team currently have anything in mind for a potential “tv movie turned new SG tv series”, or any SG tv series, in the event SGU isn’t renewed?”
Answer: Nope, not that I know of. Brad and Robert may have something in the works. As for Paul and me – if and when Stargate does end, we’ll be moving on to some non-Stargate-related projects we’ve had brewing for some time now.
Brandon writes: “Will sgu ever encounter the asgard scout ship with living asgards inside and offer them assiatance?”
Nicholas T. writes: “I am curious about your itinerary for your trip to Japan. What is your plan and your objective on this forthcoming trip? How long will you go for? What does Ivon think about it?”
Answer: Ivon and I will be going two Tokyo for two weeks in December. I usually fly solo and my main interest is food but this time, I’ll be accompanied by Ivon whose interests are more of the partying variety. I assume we’ll split the difference.
Lewis writes: “Hey, Joe, the doctor overseeing Eli’s Mom looked really familiar, was she the same doctor who worked at the SGC shortly after Janet’s death on SG-1?”
Answer: Yes. And Dr. Brightman also made an appearance in SGU’s season 1 episode Divided.
Elminster writes: “Oh, and Joe, I’m going to assume you’ve never heard of Andrew Nichols or Daryl Vickers.”
Answer: Of course. Nicholls and Vickers. I believe they got their start in animation as well.
MrsB writes: “Can we expect the Lucians to be on the ship for a good length of time?”
Answer: Some, yes. Some, no.
Ponytail writes: “That picture of Linda in your office…are you packing? (Books in boxes) What’s up?”
Answer: Since starting my book of the month club here on the blog, I receive about a dozen books a month from various publishers. Doubles and titles aren’t exactly my cup of tea go into the boxes for my next bookswap meeting.