Monday, 8 October 2007

Update

Reading

Forming the Tower of Reading over the next few weeks:

Fairyland by Paul J. McAuley
Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott
The Fade by Chris Wooding
The Long Price: Shadow and Betrayal by Daniel Abraham
The Confusion by Neal Stephenson
Dreamsongs: A RRetrospective by George RR Martin

Plus the concluding volume to highly-acclaimed debut trilogy by British fantasy author, which I'm hoping to get in the next few weeks.


Watching

The Bionic Woman

After watching the first episode I have to say this holds a lot of promise, but has some clunky dialogue and huge chunks of exposition. Half the cast of Battlestar Galactica turning up on it is fairly distracting as well. I'll give it a few weeks to see where it's going.

Heroes: Season 2

A slower start to the season than last year, which came out of the stables blazing in all directions, but definitely some interesting writing choices being made here.

Battlestar Galactica: The First Cylon War

It's a bit hard to write a meaningful review of something you can watch in less time than it takes to read the review. I'll wait until all eight parts are up. The only thing I'd say so far is that the guy they have playing young Adama really does look like a younger version of Edward James Olmos, which is interesting. Future eps feature massive space battles featuring the old Cylon Raiders and Basestars from the original series, which is pretty cool as well (in a kind of nerdy flashing-back to late 1980s BBC-2 after school kind of way).

3 comments:

Chris, The Book Swede said...

Looking forward to Heroes Season 2!

I'm currently reading The Long Price, too. It's an excellent book (s) and I'm surprised Orbit haven't given it better press -- they're normally very good :)

Looking forward to what you think!
~Chris
The Book Swede

j said...

Where did you see the First Cylon War at? I haven't heard about that.

Adam Whitehead said...

They are eight 2-minute clips that air in the USA on Friday in the run-up to Razor's transmission. The Sci-Fi Channel website has them if you're in the USA, but some of the fansites have them for international viewing. They've been up on YouTube as well.