Friday, September 13, 2013

The Geek Twins and Greatest Movies Based on Science Fiction Stories! Plus Ninja News and CassaStorm Launch and Tour Updates.

Today I welcome Nigel and Maurice, the awesome brothers who run The Geek Twins!

My brother Maurice and I run the blog, The Geek Twins, where we celebrate sci-fi movies and TV shows. Sci-fi writers have always had a cozy relationship with Hollywood. Their imagination and grand vision have been translated into some fantastic movies. To celebrate them, we present the ten greatest movies based on a sci-fi story.

10. A Clockwork Orange - In a dystopian Britain, a sociopathic youth is subjected to an experiment that makes him physically incapable of violence. Based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess.

9. 1984 - In a dystopian Britain, one man tries to deft the government that monitors and controls all aspects of life. Based on the novel of the same name by George Orwell.

8. Children of Men - In a near future where mankind has become infertile, a man must escort the last pregnant woman to safety. Based on the novel of the same name by PD James.

7. Planet of the Apes - When astronauts crash land on another planet, they find simians are dominant and humans treated like beasts. Based on the novel of the same name by Pierre Boulle.

6. Soylent Green - In an overpopulated future, a cop uncovers a horrifying secret about the popular food, Soylent Green. Loosely based on the novel Make Room! Make Room! By Harry Harrison.

5. Solaris - A spaceship crew orbiting around a mysterious planet finds their dreams coming to life. Based on the novel of the same name by Stanislaw Lem.

4. The Thing - An Antarctic crew is overrun with paranoia when a shape-shifting alien invades their camp. Based on the novella, Who Goes There? By John W. Campbell Jr.

3. Jurassic Park - When a theme park full of genetically engineered dinosaurs goes wrong, the first visitors must escape with their lives. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton.

2. 2001 - A mission from Earth to investigate a mysterious black monolith becomes threatened by the ship's computer. Based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

1. Blade Runner - In a broken-down city of the future, a cop hunts down robots passing as humans. Based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

Maurice Mitchell and Nigel Mitchell are The Geek Twins, lovers of all things geek. Nigel Mitchell is an author of several scifi novels, including Flying Saucers and Dead Links. Find his book here on Amazon.

Ninja News

Thanks to everyone who visited The Unicorn Bell on Wednesday. They were in the middle of query week and had lots of posts – if you missed it, click on the link to go directly to my post, Secrets of the Blogging Ninja.

Annalisa Crawford’s That Sadie Thing is now available in paperback!

The 2013 Joust and Realms Faire is now open! This is a great chance to get involved and promote your book. (Sadly I will be on vacation that week, so I had to decline the offer to joust. It would’ve been epic though!) Visit M. Pax’s SITE for details.

Julia King is giving away two signed copies of her novel, Félicité Found.

Briane Pagel’s book is available today - Temporary Anne. He’s also on tour, writing a short horror story as guided by the comments at each of the stops. The tour kicks off today at Life is Good. Good luck, Briane!

13th Floor Complete Collection

The 13th Floor Complete Collection by Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: October 13th, 2013

Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.

Mark it to read on Goodreads.

Find Christine - Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads


CassaStorm Launch and Tour Updates!

CassaStorm launches next Tuesday!

All information has been sent to those participating in the launch party. Today is the last day to sign up to participate for a chance to win a Cassa mousepad, Cassa mug, swag, and $25 iTunes gift card. Go HERE to join the fun.

Thursday I had two surprises! An amazing review from Bob at Beauty in Ruins in which he absolutely nailed everything I was trying to convey in the story. There was also a wonderful tribute from my buddy Roland Yeomans that is sure to make you laugh.

My next tour stop is actually Sunday, and I have the honor of appearing on Anne R Allen’s Blog. Her site is a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers winner, and she brings in some top best-selling authors and professionals. And oh yeah, me!

Next week I will be posting Monday through Friday, updating you on the week’s tour stops and events. And I will be giving away prizes!! One comment per day enters you to win – Cassa magnet, Cassa mug, Cassa mousepad, Cassa poster, and a copy of CassaStorm. So now is not the time to be shy – comment to win!!

And I want to thank all of my hosts and everyone participating in the launch event. I never thought I’d come this far on this crazy journey or experience any kind of real success. You guys helped prove me wrong. Thanks for your support. Your friendship is the greatest treasure and reward.

What movie based on a science fiction story or book would you call the greatest? Ready to joust? Ready to win some stuff? Ready to watch me have an Epic Ninja Meltdown next week…?

127 comments:

Shah Wharton said...

Wow - I've never been the first to comment on your blog. Got your launch post all ready for 15th! Yo must be so excited.

That is some great list of Sci-fi movies - I love them all, although I haven't watched Soylent Green... yet. :)

Congrats on your launch, your tour stop on such a prestigious blog, and your awesome blurbs (so far so fantastic). X

Anne said...

Those are all great films and belong on the top ten list. My personal favourite is Clockwork Orange though. Probably because it had a profound effect on me when I was young.

I wanted to let you know that your blog didn't update on my blogroll or my reader.

Mine is taking a good 6 hours to hit everything except feedly.

Michelle Wallace said...

Am I getting my comment in early today? Maybe 3rd?

Michelle Wallace said...

Epic Ninja Meltdown? Nah, I don't think so... you'll take it in your stride. I know you will.
Thanks for all the links!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Alex gave you a tiny shout out today looking forward to the 17th. Congrats to Annalisa and Christine. For this post I've actually seen more than half of the movies the Geek Twins have posted. Good Stuff.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the movies on that list. Especially Jurrasic Park. Did you hear that they're coming out with a Jurasic Park IV?

Christine Rains said...

Thank you so much for helping with my cover reveal! I can't wait to see the web taken over by the Storm next week. It'll be awesome to behold. The Geek Twins are fantastic. Great list! Blade Runner would be at the top of my list too. I'll be watching the new Star Trek movie tonight. Have a good weekend!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jurassic Part was an amazing book and equally great movie.

All set for your launch next week. No meltdown needed.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Shah, you did it! And thanks for helping with the launch.

Anne, that is weird. It updated in my reader.

Michelle, you are on top of things today. And thanks for the vote of confidence.

Cathrina, thanks!

Optimistic, yes I did.

Christine, you're welcome, and enjoy the movie tonight.

Siv Ottem said...

Looking forward to you taking the web by storm next week Alex and happy to be part of the thnuder! Thors hammer is on standby :)

Old Kitty said...

FABULOUS LIST!! Totally love and agree!!

I'd also add Dune!! Yay!!!

Ooooh enjoy your launch time next week - it's gonna be wicked!!! Take care
x

DAVID WALSTON said...

Great list as always from the Twins!

I can't wait to follow the tour!

I am partial to all things Philip K Dick had turned into a movie.

See you sunday!

Matthew MacNish said...

Excellent list of movie adaptations!

Melissa said...

Congrats to all!

Would you believe I haven't see all the movies? I did used to watch the series version of Planet of the Apes when I was a kid.

Hope your tour goes well. :)

The Spooky Whisk said...

Another well-packed blog post, Alex. Have yourself a good weekend.

Karen Walker said...

Awww, Alex, you won't meltdown - promise!

Debra McKellan said...

I feel like I'm in a minority of people who hated the Clockwork Orange movie. The book was awesome, though.

Debra McKellan said...

Whoops, more to say. lol And I really liked The Thing and Bladerunner, and who doesn't love Jurassic Park?! One of my favorite movies!

Tony Laplume said...

I would seriously consider more Philip K. Dick-based movies, like The Adjustment Bureau.

Brian Miller said...

nice...great list of movies...i have seen most but missed a few on there and will def be correcting that....

Yolanda Renee said...

The Geek Twins hit the nail on the head. Loved those movies! Especially Jurassic Park!

Congratulations Alex on your amazing tour! Will be checking it all out especially the reviews!

Laura said...

I'm sure you won't meltdown, you're a ninja after all! Good luck with your tour :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Interesting selection. I enjoyed the Planet of the Apes book. The original series with Charleton Heston was cool in its day with its own unique twist, but the most recent one was closer to the book.

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I would definitely put some of those sci fi flicks in a different order. Omega man would be on my list.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, the latest Dune or the one with Sting half-naked? I probably already know the answer...

David, he wrote some great books.

Melissa, I remember that series.

Debra, we're both in that minority, so don't feel bad.

Donna, I've not read the book, but I did enjoy the latest film.

Julie Dao said...

Christine's book sounds awesome! And I'm looking forward to your launch party!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks for hosting us Alex! The epic meltdown begins!

Maurice Mitchell said...

@Wendy "Omega Man" is a good choice since it was inspired by the brilliant "I Am Legend" short story.
@David Thanks Man!

Rusty Webb said...

Great list, I'd point out that technically, 2001 wasn't based on the book, as the script and the novel were written together. But the novel actually explains all that weirdness at the end, and probably should be read before seeing the movie imo.

I'm sure next week will be epic with the CassaStorm release.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Go Ninja!!! Rock the world! No meltdowns - you're way too cool for that. :)

Carrie-Anne said...

My family, particularly my brother, still teases me about how I felt sympathy for Hal in 2001, and defended the reasoning behind his motivations.

I naturally love really vintage sci-fi films, like Fritz Lang's Frau im Mond (Woman in the Moon) and Georges Méliès's short films like Le Voyage Dans la Lune and Le Voyage à Traverse l'Impossible. The latter film is has a very similar storyline to Lune, only this time they're travelling to the Sun.

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Bladerunner is an excellent choice of the Geek Twins.
Congrats to Annalise, Julia, and Briane!
Super Congrats to Christine, a blogger buddy of mine!

Regarding Epic Meltdown: Wait, let me get the popcorn and easy chair. Okay. Now...

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations, Alex, on all your successes! :)

That list of movies makes me want to re-watch some favorites - The Thing, Jurassic Park, Planet of the Apes.

Suzanne Furness said...

I'm sure your tour will rock the blogosphere! Congrats to all the new releases this week.

Christine Monson said...

Definitely, Jurassic Park, as #1 S/F book to movie.

I love Anne R. Allen- I can't wait to read your blog tour post over there, Alex. Take a breath. Hug a loved one. You've worked hard to get here, so enjoy your success. You have a whole army rooting for you.

Julie Flanders said...

Alex, I signed up for the launch party but didn't receive the info yet. Could you send it to me again? I'd love to be part of the party. It's juliflan@yahoo.com

Great to meet the Geek Twins and I love Christine's cover!

ilima said...

Favorite sci-fi book to movie? Does WARM BODIES count? Haha. I liked the movie much better than the book in that instance. So excited for the Cassa storm to hit next week. (see what I did there? lol) :)

Leovi said...

Certainly, Planet of the Apes is for me one of the best films in the history of cinema!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rusty, I need to read the ending of the book then.

Carrie-Anne, haven't seen any of those, although I have seen Metropolis.

Huntress, I'm glad you're ready for the show!

Thanks, Christine.

Julie, I will!

Ilima, I did! And haven't seen the movie yet.

Juliana Haygert said...

Almost there! The post on my blog is ready to go! Congrats, Alex!

Em-Musing said...

Love your list. CLockwork Orange was strange. I saw it many years later...still strange.

M.J. Fifield said...

Well, I've seen two of those movies. Children of Men and Jurassic Park. I think Jurassic Park's the only one I've read the book for as well. Both were very well done, I thought.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Love the Geek Twins. I get their posts by email and it makes my day to see what they have going on.

No Ninja meltdown! You are doing just great. This is gonna be a blast!

Get some rest this weekend!

Heather

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Christine's book is getting the star treatment it deserves. The Geek Twins did well and I must say I am a fan of Children of Men. Congrats Annalisa and Alex we'll be here for your meltdown/trilogy awesomeness.

Steven said...

Love me some Jurassic Park and 2001! What about Dune? :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Loved all the movies listed by the Geek Twins except CHILDREN OF MEN -- that was just plain depressing.

I'm glad you liked my and Mark Twain's tribute to you, Alex.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm so excited for the CassaStorm release party.

I wonder why the Geek Twins didn't give Jules Vern any love? I mean sure the movie is old, but I thought 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was hugely influential to me as a child in liking the genre. And what about Logan's Run? That was pretty good too.

John Wiswell said...

I know many people were put off by how much of Children of Men was changed or cut for the film. How did you feel about the movie as an adaptation of James's work, Alex? I agree that independently it has a very strong tone.

Pat Hatt said...

Never even heard of Soylent Green before, the rest I've seen though. Will have to look that one up. Hmm Terminator 2 would be on my list.

Also video is set for thursday at my sea haha

Nicole said...

I didn't know "Clockwork Orange" nor "Children of Men" were adapted from books. Given how sick the former is, I doubt I'd want to read the material that it's based on but if "Children of Men" is anything like its printed counterpart, then I'd be willing to give it a try. The movie version was a little off-putting at first when I watched it but it didn't take long for me to enjoy the film and it's among my two favorites on this list...the other being "Jurassic Park."

~Nicole

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I love that the brothers picked my all time favourite S/F movie BLADE RUNNER. I love that movie. I even read the book! It was the very first movie we ever rented for our then-new video player, back when our 40+ year old sons were kids. Wow, that was almost 30 years ago. I love the music too! This would all be so wonderful, except now I'm reminded just how old I am!

Catherine Stine said...

Yay to you for your upcoming launch! And yay to Christine for her series. I will be featuring both of you fabulous authors on my blog too. Blade Runner is one of my all-time faves, and I really liked the new Planet of the Apes.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I'm so ignorant about the world of cinema, I didn't know 1984 was a movie. I loved the book, and now I'd like to see the film.

Looking forward to your book launching. Enjoy every moment of your amazing journey.

xoRobyn

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MJ, not to scare you but I've seen all of them.

Steven, which version?

Roland, it was depressing, but very well done.

Michael, good point!

John, I've only seen the movie, so no point of reference there.

Pat, thanks!

Nicole, Clockwork Orange is twisted.

Sandra Almazan said...

I need to check out the Geek Twins blog and the Joust and Realms Faire. Also, my blog is one of Briane's tour stops; he'll swing by on 9/30.

Robin said...

Congratulations Alex. That is awesome about the reviews. I need to get a bit more busy reading I think!!! I have so many books just sitting in my Kindle patiently waiting...

Rachna Chhabria said...

Will get your book launch post ready to go on the 20th. I am sure everyone will be rushing in to get their posts to go up in the first few days, so I deliberately kept it on the 20th, I would like the 'take the world by storm' momentum to be high till the 21st.

But Alex, if you want the post to go up earlier let me know. I am okay with that too.

Have been keen on seeing the Bladerunner from a long time.

Rachna Chhabria said...

Feel bad about my delayed comment on the Unicorn Bell blog. But as they say better late than never.

Shhh..don't tell anyone, am going to steal a few Ninja Secrets about blogging.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'll try to stop by to Anne's blog on Sunday. I really enjoyed your post at Unicorn Bell. You gave lots of good advice.

Beverly Fox said...

Thanks for introducing us to the gooek twins! I can get behind scifi reviews.

I'm all set for the CassaStorm launch (i'm posting on Tuesday) and super psyched to be participating!

Andrew Leon said...

I'm still waiting for The Sparrow.

TS Hendrik said...

I like the list but I must confess to hating Blade Runner.

Suze said...

'An amazing review from Bob at Beauty in Ruins in which he absolutely nailed everything I was trying to convey in the story.'

Now, *that* is awesome.

And I want a CassaMagnet!

Samantha Geary Jones said...

Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies!! Still a great soundtrack!

Mary's orchestrating an awesome Realms Faire--we have an incredible line-up of events and prizes:)

Looking forward to reading Christine's The 13th Floor!

Can't wait to promote CassaStorm--you're all set for the 18th with me and audiomachine's composers!! I think their music pairs well with your work!

Cheers!
WriterlySam

The Desert Rocks said...

Congratulations on all the Cassa success and that book with the missing 13th floor sounds great. I'll have to check out Roland's post too.

Callie Leuck said...

PRO TIP: Do NOT play "A Clockwork Orange" for a lady on a first date and expect her to be into kissing you afterward.

This has been a PSA from Bad Dates, LLC.

S.K. Anthony said...

Great movie list!
Yay for the review! Can't wait to follow the tour and help promote CassaStorm. That tribute was so awesome! Roland was super creative ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joylene, you and me both!

Catherine, thank you!

Rachna, next Friday is perfect. Spreading it out is better. And steal away!

TS, really?

Suze, it is awesome! And hope you win one of the five slots next week, then you can pick your prize.

Samantha, wow - thanks!

Callie, that made me laugh! Duly noted.

Kathe W. said...

oh boy! The 13th Floor sounds like a fun read! Cheers and have a great Friday the 13th!

Julie Luek said...

Lots going on -- sounds like a lot of great reads (including yours) have been released.

Misha Gericke said...

So excited for CassaStorm's release!

I'm still getting into the Sci Fi thing though, so I can't tell you my favorite adaptions yet. Have too many books to read. ;-)

Jeremy [Retro] said...

blade runner is always on my list... some interesting facts those twins shared, thank you for that most excellent post.

next week is going to rock for the ninja, you will be very busy i can imagine.

Melanie Schulz said...

Glad the 13th floor series is going into a complete collection! Can't wait to get that one.

Clarissa Draper said...

I love the Geek Twins! I followed them for the A-Z challenge and enjoyed their posts a lot.

Tonja said...

I never really loved Blade Runner. And I didn't know 1984 was a movie.

Best of luck with your launch. You sound like you're going to be really busy. :)

Brandon Ax said...

I love A clockwork Orange, but I'm weird like that.

Thanks for posting about your blog TUB it was actually really helpful.

Also I will be posting on Wednesday about CassStorM.

S. L. Hennessy said...

That list of sci-fi movies from books could be renames MY Favorite Movies.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the mention Alex, it's much appreciated.

I watch A Clockwork Orange on a very grainy copy years ago, when it was still banned. I keep meaning to read the book. It's a very disturbing story, but also very interesting.

M Pax said...

Love Maurice and Nigel! yay for Christine! Happy weekend, Alex! Sorry for all the exclamation marks.

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to Christine and Annalisa! I'm a big fan of "The Thing" and "Jurassic Park." Good luck on your upcoming launch, Alex! :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm sure you won't meltdown. You'll handle in all in good humor. Good luck with the insanity.

Rhonda Albom said...

Interesting list, I loved Planet of the Apes and Jurassic Park, but I walked out of A Clockwork Orange.
Congratulations to Christine and looking forward to your launch next week.

Teresa Coltrin said...

I have seen most of those movies, but I'm EXCITED. Why? Because there are a couple I haven't seen and will. YAY.

Exciting and busy week--next. I'm nearly ready to post.

Jean said...

Total Philip K. Dick fan here, and I love love love!!! Bladerunner.
My husband Jim adores A Clockwork Orange.

Does anyone here think that
Buckeroo Banzaai (sp?) was a cool movie?

I have seen that a zillion times.

I am an 80's movie fan. I am very happy to watch my faves over and over again all by myself--good thing, eh?

Looking forward to reading your new book, Alex. Forgive me for my late appearance. I continue have a wacky life,what can I say? I seen to be a magnet for deadlines right now. I want to read YOUR book!
best wishes,

jean

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy, I will be very busy...

Tonja, it was a movie with John Hurt.

Thanks, Brandon!

Annalisa, you're welcome!

Mary, you know I like them!

Jean, I hope you get to read it soon!

mooderino said...

I've always had a soft spot for "The Thing". It really holds up even after all this time.

mood

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Dave can't wait to read your new book! Best of luck on launch week!

Damyanti said...

All the best with the launch :) -- will be cheering you on!

L.G. Smith said...

Bladerunner and Children of Men were both pretty good movies. My favorite will always be Road Warrior/Mad Max. :))

Raquel Byrnes said...

Love the list by the Geek Twins, but Solaris completely confused me when I saw it. Even after I looked up a commentary did I completely get it. Still loved the movie though. :)

Al Diaz said...

Haha, meltdown, funny you used that word as I just finished the post for CassaStorm and it's titled "The Ninja on the Hot Spot". HAHAHA! Probably the only thing melting down is the dragon's brain. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

The Thing is certainly one of my favorites of all SF movies I've seen.

Hope all goes well next week. When will you sleep?

Nancy Thompson said...

I can't wait for next week's launch!! Go Alex! Yay for CassaStorm!

Arlee Bird said...

Those sci-fi picks are good choices.

You, Alex, have a meltdown? About as much chance of that happening as an ice cube melting at the North Pole. You are too cool.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Helena said...

I'm ashamed to say I've only see a few of those movies.

I'm so looking forward to the CassStorm launch -- it's gonna be exciting and your book is so gonna be a bestseller (which you deserve)!

Carolyn Brown said...

Solvent Green! My husband and I were just talking about that movie the other day!
Looking forward to taking the world by storm next week! Have a great weekend everyone!
Cheers!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Moody, yes it does.

Thanks, Cathy!! Tell him three more days.

Raquel, the original Russian version of Solaris is even more confusing.

Al, either way I'm melting...

Charles, when I'm dead?

Lee, thanks!

Helena, hope so!

Thanks everyone!

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice list of movies, but I didn't know that Blade Runner was a book first. My favorite of your list is 1984. Congrats on the book tour and will stop by your blog next week as I am hoping to catch a few days of it!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Oh gosh, I haven't seen most of those movies!
Love Christine's new cover!
And I'm excited for all the CassaStorm excitement!!

mshatch said...

That's a great list of movies and thanks for guesting over at UB - great post :)

Wendy Ewurum said...

I was wondering if planet of the apes was going to make it to the list. I love that movie but i'm not sure anyone else does since its always connected to jokes about Michael Jackson

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

All ready to go on the tour! I'll be posting on the 16th. I'm sure it'll be a big success.

I know I may have missed some of your posts, but have you seen Riddick, and if so, what'd you think of it. I watched it last night, and actually enjoyed it! It brought back the why I liked Pitch Black so much. :)

Congrats to all who have such great news. Writer’s Mark

T. Drecker said...

Wow! You've got quite the exciting week coming up. Here's wishing you TONS of success (and fun ;) )

Karen Jones Gowen said...

This is so great, Alex! I remember when you wrote your first book you would say you weren't sure you had another one in you. And now #3 is coming! Congrats to you and best wishes for your continued success.

Julia King said...

You are too awesome for posting about my Goodreads book giveaway. Hugs from Writing Jewels.

I really liked Jurassic Park. I saw it in 3D a couple months ago. Pretty great.

Good luck with your blog tour.

Cheers

Leovi said...

Yes Alex, we are ready to share with you the big launch on 17!

DMS said...

So many exciting things going on! Next week is going to be lots of fun. Congrats on the tour launch and the awesome review! :)

Loved the list of movies- thanks. It reminded me of a few I still want to see!
~Jess

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cindy, good to hear from you!

Wendy, the latest Apes movie was really good.

Thanks, Nancy! Yes, I reviewed it Monday. Short on an character development but it was mindless fun. Better than the second movie.

Karen, I know!!!

Julia, you're welcome.

Thanks, Leovi!

Kirsten said...

I love Anne R. Allen's blog! How exciting that you will be featured there. :)
As for movies based on books--have you ever thought how cool the CassaStar series would be as a movie? Just sayin'!

I'm excited for the launch, and prizes, wow, how fun!

klahanie said...

Good morning from a dark and foggy England!

Nigel and Maurice, The Geek Twins! Sci-fi has such a cosy or cozy relationship with Hollywood that a lot of the Sci-fi films are now filmed in Vancouver. "Tomorrowland" is being filmed there. I do like your top ten choice, my geek friends.

Yep saw you checking out the 'Unicorn's Bell and I still would like a clone, please. Why else would I be commenting at five in the morning.

I'm quite in the know with many of your links, Alex. Nice of you to make mention.

Joust a moment. On a serious note and please pay heed, Alex, please do not put too much pressure on yourself. You promise?

Take care and look after YOU!

Gary

Buffalo said...

While I adore the 1984 novel, I don't think the movie did it real justice. It was a fine movie, though, and V for Vendetta was practically a carbon copy (loved that one, too, though!)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on the launch and fantastic review! It was nice seeing The Geek Twins, though A Clockwork Orange still gives me nightmares!

Julie

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - Clockwork Orange has always given me the creeps! Congratulations to Annalisa on getting That Sadie Thing into print ... then your tour and news .. I'll be around ...

Cheers and enjoy yourself .. Hilary

Medeia Sharif said...

Finally, a list where I've seen most of the movies. :)

I plan on getting The 13th Floor.

This week is going to be amazing for you.

randi lee said...

Soylent Green for the most definite win!! I saw the movie as a kid and even then it hit me as an amazing (yet disturbing) story. I'm so excited for your release, Alex! And soooooo excited to read!!! Too bad people can't offer digital signatures with ebooks, because I'd totally ask for one!!

Sherry Ellis said...

I'm so excited about your launch! I bet your book will be posted all over the blog-o-sphere!

Mina Burrows said...

Go Christine! And I'm so excited for next week. :)

Al Penwasser said...

I really didn't get 2001, apart from the Jupiter angle. But the big ass baby floating in space at the end kind of confused me. 2010 cleared it up somewhat.
I knew what Soylent Green was all about, though.
It apparently was people.

Eternal Curse Series said...

Thanks for sharing the Geek Twin- right up my alley. I can't believe all the great sci-fi movies listed and my homework list isn't that long. Kudos on the good review; I'll be sharing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kirsten, oh I've thought about it all right!!

Gary, I'll try to keep that promise. Will get a clone in the mail to you.

Buffalo, V was a great film.

Medeia, hope so!

Randi lee, they can, I just don't know how.

Al, apparently!

Kittie Howard said...

Alex, your comment box wouldn't pop on today's post so I'm hoping you catch it here. Thanks for mentioning my cover reveal on Tuesday! You're a really nice guy!

Milo James Fowler said...

Good luck with the launch of your last book, Alex! I wish you the very best -- you deserve it.

Danette Baltzer said...

Jurassic Park was great. Didn't think Dune translated to screen well in any of the versions so I disagree with some of your commenters on that one. I haven't seen some of the others on your list...

Hope you have a good week. I will be back!

T.F. Walsh said...

I really can't go past Jurassic Park... love it:)

Have you on my blog today:)

Jamie Gibbs said...

Jurassic Park was the first adult genre fiction book I read (I was kind of hooked on the movie as a kid), and from there it kind of spiralled into the fully-fledged fantasy geek that I am today :)

Tina said...

Thanks for the plug for Briane's stop at my place! Great list of sci-fi movies, though I'd change a few of the entries, but only a few.
Tina @ Life is Good

Melissa Bradley said...

I've been so far behind and haven't visited. Sorry! Good luck with everything, it has been my absolute pleasure to help you reveal this amazing book. I will stop by the tour late, but hopefully I will hit all your stops. :)

Best of luck, my friend. And as Lee has been your rock, you have been mine. My blog world opened up big time when we crossed paths. Thank you so much, my friend.