Almost Human Review
It’s a good mix of action and humor, as well as an excellent mix of police procedural and science fiction. The first episode was at once comfortable, like it had been around a while, which is the mark of a good show. It blends aspects of Blade Runner, a touch of Robocop, and a generous mix of a hundred different police procedurals.
The casting is great with Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as the leads. I’m also really impressed they got Brad Anderson (Session 9) to direct the first episode.
If you want good science fiction on television, you’ll do yourself a disservice if you don’t check out this show.
By no stretch was this a great film. However, the effects are really impressive (especially considering the budget), the leads likeable, and the film is a fun horror/comedy hybrid. It didn’t stray quite far enough in any direction to be really effective, but it does achieve a good balance. Had a Tremors vibe (and hints of Shaun of the Dead) but not as good. The filmmakers did really try to make a quality movie and it shows.
Rocking the Internet this Week!
Wednesday November 20 - I have the honor of participating in the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s Chat on Twitter! These weekly chats can draw tens of thousands of people and are hosted by author-editor, SFWA affiliate member, and SF Signal contributor Bryan Thomas Schmidt and reposted later at the SFFW Chat Website.
The chat is one hour and begins at 9:00 pm EST.
Follow along on Twitter with hashtag #sffwrtcht!
Tuesday I visited Jessica Bell, discussing Indiestructible and beyond the book release.
Friday I am visiting Tyrean Martinson for her one-word interview.
I was honored when Kym and Mark asked if I would read and supply a blurb for their upcoming book – and now it is finally out for everyone to read!
Silverville Saga #3
By Kym O'Connell-Todd and Mark Todd
Everyone knows you can’t time-travel. But somehow those rules don't count in Silverville, where anything is possible. Combine ley lines with a mysterious privy fungus and you might end up anywhere, from Ancient Egypt to the Wild West or into the future. Add in an almost zombie and a pig that can sing “Happy Birthday,” and you’re in for a wild ride – if the tour guides can just work out the kinks.
“A unique cast of characters makes this a fun and enjoyable read!” – Alex J. Cavanaugh, author of the Amazon Bestselling Cassa series
“This rollicking story keeps the reader captivated until the last, surprising chapter. Who would have thought that a journey that begins in an outhouse could be so much fun?!” – Charlie Craig, showrunner/head writer for SyFi Channel’s hit series Eureka and writer for Fox’s The X-Files
“Mystery, adventure, exotic locations – Kym and Mark Todd have a time-travel hit with this new adventure in the Silverville Saga series. As soon as those deadly kinks are worked out, sign me up.” – Stacia Deutsch, NYT Bestselling author
Find The Magicke Outhouse on Amazon
Find Kym-n-Mark: Blog, Website, and Twitter.
TF Walsh posted about a new site - Indicated is a pay-it-forward promotional and educational tool, offering self-published and small press authors the chance to gain exposure to new readers through features and reviews, and providing ongoing resources that will strengthen marketing endeavors. Visit Indicated for information and membership fees.
Daily Dodo has launched a Kickstarter project for the Chick Lit Love Fest! It'll take place at Dartington Hall, Devon on Saturday, April 5, 2014. She has three authors lined up - Alexandra Potter, Carole Matthews, and our very own Talli Roland. Check out her site for details and how to donate. Good luck, Laura!
Pat Hatt has a new book out just in time for the holidays - The Bohlingaringding Christmas Ring.
Perfect book for anyone with a sense of humor. (Or someone who needs one!)
Find it on Amazon now.
And this t-shirt design is for David at Yackity Smackity - I knew there was a Dr. Seuss/Dr. Who connection!
Have you been watching Almost Human? Seen Grabbers? Picking up The Magicke Outhouse? Any interesting news? And have you seen any other cool Dr. Who t-shirts?
Don’t forget I am visiting Tyrean Martinson on Friday!