Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Christmas Beer..Up, up and away!

In keeping with the holiday spirit of Christmas Week, my beer of the week is Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale. This beer is only available during Christmastime in Samuel Adams Holiday 12 pack. This beer has all the holiday spices you’d expect, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and orange peel. It is a delicious dark beer that has a wonderful hearty taste.

Interesting article on Locus Online today about SF in video games. Nothing really new but still an interesting article. It of course highligh

A day after JK Rowling announced she completed Harry Potter VI, it is’s #1 selling book, and is set to publish July 16, 2005.

Grant Morrison is writing Superman, and tell’s Newsarama what he plans. I am geeking out about this. With Frank Quietly on art, I really don't see how this can be bad.

My author of the week is CS Friedman, an author who has bounced between the realms of Science Fiction and Fantasy, bringing to both sub-genres of Speculative Fiction strong storytelling abilities and a knack for creating compelling characters. I absolutely loved her Coldfire Trilogy – though the origins of the story are SF (humans colonize an earth-like planet), the feel and setting of the story place it more in Fantasy, as the society has more in common with medieval civilization than future and there is a magic of sorts. In this trilogy, she created one of the more compelling characters in fantasy-Gerald Tarrant. Tarrant initially is set as a villain, but he is one you can empathize with and almost admire. Her SF consists of In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, This Alien Shore and The Wildling, sequel to In Conquest Born. In the two of four that I’ve read, the novels are again marked with compelling characters and thought provoking stories. This Alien Shore was a New York Times notable book of the year.

Were these two Separated at birth?
Joe Quesada<--------------------------------->Uncle Kracker
Marvel Comics, EIC <-------------------------->Musician

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