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"The whole world as the Village?"

Prisoner fans, check this out! BrokenSea Audio has a new audio drama based on the Shattered Visage graphic novel, which picks up the story of The Prisoner years after the series' conclusion. I quite liked the graphic novel (which I posted about previously here) and how it explained the final episode of the series and the ultimate fate of Number Six; thus far, I am three installments into the audio drama, and I'm really enjoying it. You can download it here or via iTunes under "BrokenSea - The Prisoner."

In other news...

* R.I.P. to a literary pioneer, J.G. Ballard (1930-2009).

* Jo Walton interviews one of my favorite authors, Lois McMaster Bujold, about her Vorkosigan saga here at Tor.

* My neurologist's treatment proved to be made of epic fail, so I'm moving on to a new plan of attack for the recent health issues affecting my vision. Apologies if I continue to be slow to reply, but I'm still rather under the weather.

Number 2: What in fact has been created? An international community. A perfect blueprint for world order. When the sides facing each other suddenly realise that they're looking into a mirror, they'll see that this is the pattern for the future.
Number 6: The whole world as the Village?
Number 2: That is my dream. What's yours?
Number 6: To be the first man on the moon.
- from "The Chimes of Big Ben," The Prisoner



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Apr. 21st, 2009 02:37 pm (UTC)
I really hope you'll be feeling well enough to get some enjoyment out of your trip and so we can visit! I hate that it's dragging on with no workable plan yet. Here's hoping Plan B has got the stuff and you'll be feeling 100% soon!
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. Despite it all, I'm really looking forward to the con, and to catching up with you!
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Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
Apr. 21st, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
I hope you feel better soon too. Constant headaches are terrible.
I had that for a while, but fortunately mine was as simple as not Taking Advil whenever I had a headache. Often it caused me rebound headaches. I haven't taken Advil in several years now and I've not had nearly as many headaches.

I have a question. Does Shattered Visage stand on its own, or should I try to find The Prisoner before I listen. ^_^ It sounds very interesting.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the good wishes! They are very much appreciated. I'm so glad your headaches are better now.

Shattered Visage is primarily meant to give closer to The Prisoner - it plays off of key lines from the series, and draws in a number of characters and symbols without explanation - so it probably would make a lot more sense if you've seen the series (which, to be honest, I think is the finest television series ever made). It's available on DVD. Then again, it might do if you just read some in-depth synopses of the seventeen episodes via Wikipedia or one of the fan sites. It's currently being remade into a miniseries starring Sir Ian McKellan and Jim Caviezel. The audio drama uses clips from the series at certain points, so watching the series might also be helpful in determining which parts are flashbacks and which parts are set in the present day. I hope this helps!
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
Super-cool Prisoner project! Thanks for the tip!

My neurologist's treatment proved to be made of epic fail

:::HUGS::: I'm so sorry. :-(
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
You bet! I think you'll really like it. They even incorporate clips from the series, in the same way Shattered Visage used imagery from the show. Nicely done.

And thanks so much. *hugs* This too shall pass.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
MILES! *runs to read interview*
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
LOL! Those were my thoughts exactly. :)
Apr. 22nd, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your vision troubles. I hope they find the problem soon and that they can fix it. *crosses fingers*
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the Bujold interview link. She's one of my favorite SF authors, too, & I cannot wait for the return of Miles & Co.!
May. 8th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! And I can't wait for more Miles, either. I may just take this next book as an excuse to reread the whole series. Not that I need an excuse. ;)
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