There's an interesting article by Bidisha Banerjee in Reason comparing New Orleans with the situation in Delany's novel Dhalgren.
Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.
Wednesday, 14 September 2005
Slow Times at Gold Rush Games
Publishing On Demand
I also ran across an article that gives some of the reasons that Print-On-Demand hasn't been the success that many expected.
Savanti Books Edition of Dray Prescott Books
The most recent summary of the situation with the Savanti Books edition of the Dray is dismal but not surprising.
A Bone to Pick, by Charlaine Harris; Walking and Company/ Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 1992. Also good, though more conventional than the other books by Harris that I've read.
Shapespeare's Trollop, by Charlaine Harris; St. Martin's Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, August 2000.
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, 2004; directed by Brad Silberling, based on the books written by Daniel Handler, screenplay by Robert Gordon. Good, although I haven't read the original books so I can't compare it to them.
Friday, 9 September 2005
Shapespeare's Counselor, by Charlaine Harris; St. Martin's Minotaur/St. Martin's Press, November 2001.
Inuyasha - Kagami no naka no mugenjou, also known as Inuhasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass, 2002; directed by Toshiya Shinohara, screenplay by Katsuyuki Sumizawa, story by Rumiko Takahashi. Good.
Olympos, by Dan Simmons; Eos/HarperCollins Publishers, 2005. I did not enjoy it as much as Illium, and thought it rather dragged a bit, but that may simply have been me.
Shakespeare's Christmas, by Charlaine Harris, copyright 1998; Dell Publishing/Random House Inc., November 1999; reprinted by arraignment with St. Martin's Press. These Shakespeare books are very good.
Singularity Sky, by Charles Stross, copyright 2003; Ace Books, July 2004. Enjoyable. I'll have to look for other books by Stross.
Kiru, also known as Kill!, 1968; Directed by Kihachi Okamoto; writing by Akira Murao, Kihachi Okamoto, and story by Shugoro Yamamoto. Good.
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, 1995; Directed by Gary Fleder, written by Scott Rosenberg. I liked the Warren Zevon song better, but the movie wasn't bad.
Shakespeare's Champion, by Charlaine Harris, copyright 1997; Dell Publishing/Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., November 1998.