At last I have time to get back to Percy Jackson! I can’t think of anything terribly clever for this intro, so let’s dive right into the first full installment of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse…
Archives for March 2015
Hi everybody – I’m overdue for another post, both on the Farscape Rewatch and Michael Reads Percy Jackson front. Things have been busy preparing for the blog tour for the New Aeneid Cycle re-release, ECCC 2015 this weekend, and Norwescon the next.
I hope to have something new up soon, but in the meantime, take a look at this IGN video review of the just-released Pillars of Eternity. If you’re like me, you consider Baldur’s Gate 2 and Planescape: Torment some of the best PC RPG experiences ever, and the people behind PoE would seem to agree with us. As the IGN reviewer says, it “feels like Neil Gaiman is playing dungeon master.”
I haven’t had time to actually PLAY this yet, but I’m anxious to dive into it.
It’s Wednesday again, and time again for another Guest Geek post! I’ve got something a bit different for you this week. It’s a combination of something geeky, disgusting, and delicious, courtesy of fellow geek and author Tiffany Pitts. (Check out her book at the end for some humor-laced sci-fi. Also a cat!) She also happens to be an artist when it comes to baking, and I mean that “disgusting” in the previous sentence in a very positive way. But enough of my yammering. I’ll hand things over to her. Get ready for…
Season 3, Episode 1:
“Season of Death”
****3/4 out of *****
“We’re going to bring him out here, and see how HE likes the cold!”
“What if he likes it?”
“…ONE! PROBLEM! AT A TIME!!”
I just caught word of this movie, which looks to explore the ramifications of artificial intelligence, at least according to one person’s vision. As a sci-fi fan who sometimes writes about this sort of thing, too, I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.
It’s been released in the United Kingdom already, to apparently very favorable reviews.
Ex Machina comes to theaters in the United States on April 10th.
Having finished The Sea of Monsters, and gathering my thoughts to say at least a little about what I thought of the book as a whole, I’m realizing that reading only about a chapter a week makes it a little harder to keep track of my feelings about the book, or even the book itself. In my memory, it’s been spread across a longer period of time than my experience of reading The Lightning Thief was. [Read more…]