Friday, March 14, 2008


Terry Pratchett is donating $1 million to Alzheimer's research. Let's hope they find a cure in time to help him.

Christian Slater is going to star in a series being developed for NBC which is described as The Bourne Identity meets Jekyll & Hyde.

Someone found a 1936 issue of Popular Mechanics and posted what they call "Quite Possibly the Worst Invention Ever". I'm not sure whether to laugh or be horrified, but I'm not arguing with them.

StarShipSofa has audio versions of the 2007 BSFA Best Short Story nominees.

The Liad side story, Fledgling, that was being serialized online is done (and has been for a few months, that will show me for losing patience with reading one chapter at a time). If you want a hard copy of the final edited version of the book, tomorrow (3-15-08) is the deadline for sending your donation. (I sent mine over a year ago, now I'm just debating a 2nd copy.) Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have also started a 2nd story, Saltation, since they found there was more of Theo's story that they wanted to tell than would fit comfortably in one book.

Rob Thomas is about to be very busy. ABC gave a green light to the updated revival of his show Cupid. This will take priority over the earlier announced writing position for the new 90210 show on CW, although he will probably still write their pilot episode.

TV for tonight: At 8pm on Fox is the pilot for The Return of Jezebel James, which is the new show from Amy Sherman-Palladino (creator of Gilmore Girls). The reviews have been fairly bad, but I figure she's earned a pilot viewing.
DVR for the weekend:
Sat: Torchwood (BBCA)
Sun: John Adams (HBO - beginning of the miniseries)

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