SciFi Potpourri

Hi, everyone! Hope you all have been having fun while I’ve been diving in to a bit of writing. I thought I’d surface with an update on the little bits and pieces of SF that have been sprinkled through my life lately.

ImageCaptive Surrender
First, I must share a new-to-me author that I’m really enjoying. I stumbled upon Captive Surrender by Linda Mooney and devoured this Sexy SFR like candy. It is tagged as erotic romance and it does play into erotic tropes, but there is also a darned good story and nice cursory exploration of the clash of cultures and values and the consequences of inflexible laws and moral judgments. She has quite a body of work and the one other I tried was also very good.

The Walking Dead
Next, I watched the new episode of The Walking Dead this week. It left me wondering if anyone else had a “meh” reaction to the car flip? Sadly, I think I’m burning out on the series. I have had trouble caring about most of the characters from the beginning and the ones I do enjoy are just not enough to keep me invested for episodes like this one.

The Zombie Podcast
On an up note, We’re Alive (The Zombie Podcast) is back with new episodes. This one only seems to get better and better. If you’re not listening, you’re missing out on some fun audio drama. Look for it free on your pod catcher (e.g. iTunes).

Dimensions Screening in Boston
Back in September I told you about an Indie movie called Dimensions that is trying to gather popular support with fans. Recently, Ant got in touch to let me know they are finally getting their US Premiere. Dimensions is the Closing Film for the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival on Saturday February 18th. If you’re in the area, check it out!

SFR Discussion
As always, there have been many fascinating discussions over at the Galaxy Express. This one particularly caught my eye. Should Science Fiction Romance Take More Risks? She got some responses, but I’d love to see more people weigh in on the subject. I’m sure Heather would welcome late comments.

Me, Me, Me
To wrap things up, I’ll report that—although I’ve missed you all terribly—I have been having a blast writing. I just completed a rough (very rough) draft of an SFR novella. It is time to go back and do the hard work of putting flesh on the bones, but I’m hoping to be able to blog a bit during the process.

So, what have you been up to?

6 thoughts on “SciFi Potpourri

  1. Hi you! Nah, your ‘meh’ moment is related to my extreme dislike of the Lori character. Shayne will probably save her again and she’ll thank Rick.
    I still love it. Darryl and Shayne especially!
    Hope the writing is going well. And it’s nice to see some new sci fi out there.

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