Hard to believe someone might believe this was real: History of Robots in the Victorian Era. A retrospective of lesser-known sf of the 19th century.
Slate pans Michael Crichton’s new book, State of Fear: “Crichton is like a college professor who insists on lecturing 10 minutes after the class period ends, when his students are edging toward the door.”
Jamie Friston compares Lucky Wander Boy to Philip K. Dick’s VALIS and Haruki Murakami’s The Wild Sheep Chase and calls it a “delightful surreal trip through geek culture.”
Sequential Tart interviews Erika Moen (Girly Queer Vibrating Comics), who gives this advice: “Don’t wait. Do it now. You can’t call yourself an artist and then only do art when you’re ‘in the right mood’ or ‘have the time.’”
In the ongoing adventures of Shoot Club, Tom Chick gets around to trash talk: “Trash talk is like politics or religion: there’s a right time and a right place for it. And even then, you handle it differently with different people.”
The screenwriter of the upcoming Doom movie dreams big in this interview: “I never thought of it as a video game movie. I wanted to write first a great movie, then a great science fiction movie and then a video game movie.”