Doing a comic book adaptation of a novel must be a huge undertaking. There’s an awful lot of content crammed into a novel’s pages, much of which is subtle and doesn’t necessarily fit well with graphic representation and limited dialogue/text ...Read More »
Paper Girls: Newspapers, Walkmans, and time travel
The 80’s are in. Nostalgia has made cassette tapes, mullets, and neon hair ties positively fashionable. Brian K. Vaughan has lucked out with the timing of Paper Girls; with Netflix’s Stranger Things and the next Black Mirror season also being set in the 1980s, the comics’ setting ...Read More »
Kindred: There are so many interesting times we could have visited
I am ashamed of myself and having to seriously questioning my geeky credentials… I had never even heard of Octavia Butler when I spotted Kindred in the SF section of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. There was a ...Read More »
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
Time Salvager is another SF novel that has been massively hyped before it even hit shelves. The book is due to publish on July 7th but has already been optioned for a film adaptation with Michael Bay signed on to ...Read More »
Outlander: Not only was I a bigamist and an adulteress but I had enjoyed it.
Adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s book series of the same name, Outlander is a new series for the Starz cable network. The show debuted on August 9th, 2014 and is currently on a mid-season break, starting again on April 4th. The ...Read More »
Nostalgic Impulse: Twelve Monkeys
Terry Gilliam has a gift for creating visually stunning yet disturbing films. Among them is cult favourite science fiction thriller Twelve Monkeys (1995). Based on a 1962 French short film, La Jetée, it is now being completely ‘reimagined’ as a ...Read More »
X-Men: Days of Future Past – There is a new enemy out there: mutants.
I was a big fan of the original X-Men films from 2000–2006. Well, the first two were good, the third one (X-Men: The Final Stand) not so much. They were fun and full of action. They also gave us Hugh ...Read More »
The changing nature of time travel stories
The distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent. Albert Einstein When I was young, I had a lot of trouble sleeping. My parents tried everything – from soothing music to almost meditation techniques, I was ...Read More »