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Posted 2 days ago at Pornokitsch
From Notorious to Metropolis (and Faster Pussycat!) some legendary cinema is coming to the BFI. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pornokitsch
It really sucks to have to choose between these two. But after 1,000 words of wibble, I did. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Congrats to Silvia and Selena (and everyone else)! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Pornokitsch
That's a helpful list, thanks! Closest thing to an About page would be the full list, here - - but Kuzhali just leapt right in without explanation (and all the more fun because of it).
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2016 on Radio Drama: "Revenge" (1948) at Pornokitsch
One of my favourite books of all time, and the sort of joyous science fiction that makes you believe in a better future. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Catwoman's Apartment from Batman Returns This week's collection of weirdness features conventions, magazines, creativity and Miles Davis. Can't we do... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Pornokitsch
HA! I haven't been paying too much attention to the covers, and, although I like that this one is slickly done, it isn't totally my personal taste. Elric is definitely a nice spot. I am personally indoctrinated to think that all white-haired cover-heroes are Drizzt. For what it is worth, Asho is very clearly *not* an Elric knockoff. (Nor Drizzt.)
A crowd-pleasing romp that contains all the stuff we love to love, and hidden depths besides. Read it, fantasy fans. And rejoice. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Senlin Ascends is set up as an iridescent New Wave weirdscape, complete with Central Biblical Metaphor™. It doesn't disappoint. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Pornokitsch
An all-Hermione Hogwarts, with a thousand valedictorians all competing to be the best of the best. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Very good historical fiction that just so happens to be in a secondary world. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Pornokitsch
"I met Mal the day he tried to kill my boyfriend." Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Pornokitsch
What prompts someone to give up their freedom - what price is worth it? Luxury? Revenge? Love? Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Over the next few months (with more to be added): Friday, 15 July - Aleriel at the Royal Astronomical Society's Courtyard Late. Marek Kukula will be giving a talk about Mars in literature, and we'll be manning a wee Martian table, with copies of Aleriel and The Brick Moon for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Jurassic London
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Pornokitsch
"if it ceased to be a parasite, how would it walk erect?" Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Pornokitsch
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Pornokitsch
"Time is regular, this is the crux of the problem, and when travelling the seas, time is lost." Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Jurassic London
Thanks for the kind words! I have to say, I agree - the Travis books are always interesting, but they're nowhere as good as JDM's non-McGee books. I mean, there are a zillion, so the quality varies, but when they're good, they're amazing. Now I want to reread... well... everything.
Excellent! I hope you enjoy it! I have to say, getting the LoA edition brought me to three total LoA books in the house, which is a collection, right? So now I have to buy more and oh god
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2016 on The 4 Best American Short Stories at Pornokitsch
The only Anderson I had read before this was Winesburg, Ohio which was... rather sweet and forlorn and such. I like interconnected small town drama, so I remember it fondly, even if I can't recall a single detail. Probably need to try that again... Off the back of Parker's rec, I found Death in the Woods, and would definitely recommend it. I picked it up to find "Another Wife" and really liked the whole collection. I'm not going to lie: every single story is incredibly depressing. But also very, very good! I picked up the Library of America edition of Anderson's work and it contains that and 3 other collections.
Toggle Commented Jun 6, 2016 on The 4 Best American Short Stories at Pornokitsch
And have we ever before spent as much time discussing the rendering of various characters’ junk? Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Pornokitsch
"I suspect that may result in a sensible scaling-down of expectations..." Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Pornokitsch