November 12th, 2008

Byers/Lose It

"the crowning glory of the year"

* My most recent unabridged dramatic reading (of the political SF story "Escape from New Austin" by Paul di Filippo) is up in the latest episode of the StarShipSofa podcast. You can download it here, listen to it streaming here, or get it via iTunes under "StarShipSofa." A list of my other podcast commentaries, interviews, and unabridged dramatic readings is available here with links. To those of you who listen, many thanks indeed!

* Mental Floss notes "5 TV Shows that Predicted the Future" here. Yes, The Lone Gunmen made the list.

* Divers and Sundry lists the "Best Genre Films of the '20s and '30s" here. Perhaps Häxan (1922) should be on the list, but on the whole, I think these are excellent choices.


"In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November."
- Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden, 1905