“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
My favorite Ray Bradbury quote. The giant of 20th Century American literature (notice I didn’t amend that “science fiction literature”) passed away this morning in Los Angeles.
Terrific fella. He will be dearly missed.
- According to The Hollywood Reporter Executive Producer and showrunner Marc Guggenheim has left ABC’s FlashForward, a new borderline sciffy series I’ve been digging immensely. David Goyer, who along with Brannon Braga is co-creator of the show based on Robert J. Sawyer’s 1999 novel, has been handed the reins. SciFi Wire gives the change a thumbs up, with analysis. Pay no mind to the haters in the comments section- it’s a decent bit of television with all sorts of potential for innovative storytelling and should be checked out ASAP.
- Harlan Ellison’s lawsuit against CBS/Paramount has concluded to his apparent satisfaction, with an “agreed-upon statement” from both parties forthcoming in the next few days. Wait for it.
- Hosting a Halloween party in NYC? Looking for a a swell, geeky conversation piece of a pumpkin? Look no further than FP buddies maniacpumkincavers.com. Commission them before they’re booked for the heathen holiday, you pagans.
- Andrew Wheeler reviews David Small’s Stitches, recently nominated as a finalist for the National Book Award in the young people’s literature category, over at ComicMix. It has otherwise been very well received, though I’ve not taken the opportunity to check it out yet.
If anybody out there has pulled this off before The Daily Planet wants to hear from ya!