I’ve been gone for the last several weeks. Nothing exciting. It’s just that I have depression, and when it gets particularly bad, I kind of go into survival mode and the things that aren’t essential to my continuing function as an oxygen-processing organism get shelved for a bit. But things are getting better. So I’m venturing back into WWWebsday territory to say hello! I’m alive! and lots of cool things are happening out there in SF land. And thanks to Kat for giving me the time I needed to get back to healthier.
If you’re not watching Vikings on The History Channel you are totally missing out. It’s only three episodes in, but I am completely hooked. I want to be Lagertha when I grow up. This show will scratch your Game of Thrones itch quite nicely, and their treatment of the gods and the clash between religious systems has been nicely handled so far.
The Post Office is going to be putting out science fiction stamps. Who do you want to stick to your low-tech mail?
Terri Windling has a lovely essay on the emerging sub-genre of gaslamp fantasy. You can read “The Jewel in the Toad’s Crown” by Jane Yolen from the new gaslamp anthology out next week, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow, and get a taste of gaslamp for yourself.
Marvel has made a comic-book adaptation of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. I’m more accepting of this than I would have been a few years ago now that I have a better understanding of graphic novels. I would definitely classify this as a graphic novel rather than a comic book. I want someone to read this (Brad? *hint hint*) and give me their thoughts.