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October 17th, 2016

The Durrells in Corfu (link)

I was surprised and delighted to come across The Durrells in Corfu while browsing the channel listings. I read My Family and Other Animals and Gerald Durrell's other books (there are more than two others) years ago, I am grateful to PBS for adding this (there are six episodes) to their Masterpiece Theatre offerings: The Durrells in Corfu

October 13th, 2016

From Tor.com:

Here's an interesting list of supernatural detectives: A list of ten of our favorite supernatural detectives

October 7th, 2016

From press release:

"Fans voted in August 2016 to trial a new Hugo award for “Best Series”, which could be added in 2018. Each Worldcon Committee has the authority to introduce a special category Hugo award, and Worldcon 75 has decided to test “Best Series” in 2017. This follows the precedent of the 2009 Worldcon, which trialled “Best Graphic Story” before it became a regular Hugo the following year. Fans at Worldcon 75 will be able to decide whether to ratify the “Best Series” for future years and suggest revisions to the award definition at the World Science Fiction Society Business Meeting held in Helsinki during the convention."

Which Series Warrants a "Best Series" Hugo Award?

August 25th, 2016

What book introduced you to your favorite genre(s)? Here's a list from Tor.com: Five Gateway Books

August 19th, 2016

Here's a list of favorite fantasy ships--it should be ships and not boats, shouldn't it?--from Tor.com, and be sure to check out the ones in the Comments: Seafaring vessels

July 31st, 2016


I saw that today the Sharknado movies started running, and I watched some of the good parts of 1 and 2 . The ending of S2 (NYC) is fun--the Today show scenes, etc.. Sharknado 4 is on tomorrow night; S3 precedes it.. Planet of the Sharks is on at 1 am tonight, and I missed it the other day. (I wanted to see the beginning of the planet being inundated by water because of the melting glaciers.) So I may look at the beginning; I have to get up in the morning or I'd sleep in.

July 24th, 2016

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens

I'm looking forward to Sharknado: The 4th Awakens; it's scheduled for Sunday, July 31. And I see that the SyFy channel is running a lot of shark movies to get us there. (There are that many?!) A new one, Dam Sharks!, is this Monday night. Hmm. Not much info on the plot yet. The genre is Horror; and the blurb says: Voracious sharks use human bodies to build dams.  Uh, why. And if they're so voracious, how come there are any bodies available?
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