Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Morning Musings - Genre News Wrap-up

I tend to read a lot of genre sites over my morning Coke and donuts (yeah, breakfast of champions, I know!), so I thought I'd get in the habit of sharing the more interesting tidbits once a week.

  • First of all, the Clive Barker Info Google+ feed has a quick note from the man himself, referencing some medical issues that have Clive away from his "beloved desk and into the hospital" (yikes!) but also promises he "will be home soon and back to causing trouble" (let's hope so).
  • Courtesy of Flavorwire, we get a peek at the 10 most expensive books in the world, including the William Shakespeare's First Folio at $6 million,  Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales at $7.5 million, and Leonardo da Vinci's The Codex Leicester  at a whopping  $30.8 million.
  • Over at Blastr, there's an interesting discussion with Sylverster MyCoy on how he'd like to take part in Doctor Who's 50th anniversary . . . as a (wait for it) . . . villain!
  • Tor has a great piece on their Wheel of Time celebrations for 2012, complete with a chance to win 1 of 50 copies of The Eye of the World.
  • The always fun staff over at Topless Robot have a great piece on Surprising Literary References in video games, including a Ray Bradbury homage in Fallout 3, and the appearance of Titania and MacBeth in the Starfox games. 
  • HorrorNews.Net has a great piece on Vintage Screams: Anthology Television that covers the usual suspects like Twilight Zone and Outer Limits; hits some of my favourites with The Hitchhiker, Tales From the Darkside, Amazing Stories, and Tales from the Crypt; and also offers a surprise shout-out to Danger Theatre!
  • Finally, the Stephen King Fancast has a piece about a rumoured reboot of Pet Semetary that I hope to Hell is not true, since that is both my favourite King book, my my favourite King movie adaption.

That's it for this morning . . . happy reading!

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