Books, TV and movies roundup
Maurice Sendak, author of Wild Things, died age 83
Vale Maurice Sendak. My family had a hard cover copy of Where the Wild Things Are when I was a child; I enjoyed it and I think my brothers loved it to death.
Dark Matter offers condolences to the family, friends and fans of Maurice Sendak.
Skyrim soundtrack with LARP costumes
Aren’t they FABULOUS?
Insurgent book trailer
Insurgent is the sequel to Veronica Roth’s Divergent, one of the best dystopian fiction books from last year. I’m currently reading Insurgent and this morning I discovered this book trailer.
Battleship: the movie
This io9 article anticipates the movie Battleship, explaining that it’s meant to be a fun summer movie with lots of explosions. They’ve put aliens in this movie because there aren’t many forces in the world could take on the US Navy.
New SF end-of-the-world TV series
JJ Abrams is creating a new SF TV series where the energy has all gone. If this promo features the central characters, I think he’s got too many to make it work effectively. While Game of Thrones has successfully followed numerous story-threads, some people complain that they can’t keep track of all the characters; this series does not have the advantage of being a best-selling series of books from a much-loved author, nor is it made by HBO. Don’t get me wrong: I want more SF on TV so I want this or any other series to succeed. http://www.starburstmagazine.com/tv-news/2471-tv-news-jj-abrams-ends-the-world