by Brenda W. Clough This is a review which MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. I have hidden many of them cleverly in the links or after the jump, but if this bothers you, go see the movie first! They really tried, OK? … Continue reading
Now that it’s streaming on Netflix, I’ve been watching THE TWILIGHT ZONE for the first time. (I had a deprived childhood.) The show has had a big impact on the SF community for decades, like a grandfather who used to … Continue reading
Couple of weeks ago I talked about picking up two movies in the cheapo bin that turned out to be keepers. The first, Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas, is reviewed here. Today I’ll review the second, Rhymes with Banana. This movie … Continue reading
I have two daughters, and one is an actress Because of this, she and her sweetie have worked at the Great Dickens Fair in San Francisco for… five? No, six years. First as scum (the local color who give the joint color); … Continue reading
Tong Yi lives in Taiwan and works as a messenger for Huli Transport–a company that specializes in delivering messages and packages for non-humans. He values his oath to the company and makes heroic efforts to ensure the messages entrusted to him arrive safely and on time.
However, between the awesome motorcycle he rides who insists on “dancing” with him by fishtailing and trying to dump him every chance she gets, and the brewing war between the non-humans, “…or die trying” seems more likely with every message he delivers.
And then his brother turns up as a combatant, and possibly his enemy…
If you enjoy Chinese myths and legends woven into a modern day story, you’ll love “The Immortals’ War.”Continue reading
by Brenda W. Clough Is there anything that makes heart and mind race better than a truly smart science fiction movie? Surely Arrival is going to be a finalist for the film Hugo and Nebula. It’s also garnered considerable critical … Continue reading
The Dice Tales column has been running since the beginning of the year; now it’s time to bring it to a close. All the posts will remain available here on Book View Cafe, though spam prevention measures mean the comment … Continue reading
(Picture from here.) When I grew up there were four books I read over and over: Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain Kim, Rudyard Kipling All the Mowgli Stories, Rudyard Kipling Crazy Weather, Charles L McNichols Crazy Weather was never made into a … Continue reading
I often think of our brains as hypertext: certain smells, sights, bits of music, words, will trigger a cascade of memories or ideas. As I’m doing chores that require two hands so I can’t read, or while I’m walking the … Continue reading
[Note: This is a re-post from last year for your edification and amusement. Merry baking!] Don’t you just love those magazine covers? You know, the Christmas issues with the plates of gorgeously decorated sugar cookies that promise “simple, heart-felt gifts … Continue reading