Saturday, 15 May 2010

More Laser Fodder

Issue #228 (May-June 2010) of Interzone magazine is out now (subscribe to it, and Black Static, at TTA Press). My column, Laser Fodder, of DVD & blu-ray reviews has coverage of new and recent releases. I have added rating scores (marks out of ten), to all titles reviewed, as listed below...

Ghost Machine (3/10)
George And The Dragon (3/10)
The Men Who Stare At Goats (7/10)
Avatar (6/10)
Sherlock Holmes (2/10)
Valhalla Rising (7/10)
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (4/10)
Mutants (3/10)
The Road (2/10)
The Prisoner (5/10)

Plus a round-up of Asian 'action porn'...
Bangkok Adrenaline (3/10)
Geisha Assassin (4/10)
Raging Phoenix (5/10)
Tai-Chi Master (6/10) 

The mag is published in full colour, throughout, and there's some great artwork to support the genre fiction.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Coalition metaphors

Best wishes & hopes for LibDem efforts in coalition negotiations & wrangling with Tories. (Is Clegg really capable of parliament's 'Tory wrangler' job, in long term?)

Anything in politcal playground that kicks UK gov off Lab/Tory seesaw, and lets us play with swings & roundabouts of mainstream coalition must be worth a try now!

You never know what it might lead to... 
Perhaps one day soon, if there's a united or federal Europe (with Russian partners?), we'll visit that great theme park in the sky (somewhere over the rainbow on road to utopia) and try bigger rides like grand rollercoaster of world gov?