Alfred Bester’s Gimmick Books

Here is an interesting find for writers and otherwise interested people.

Alfred Bester’s Gimmick books, apparently he had books where he would write ideas and snippets, facts into. As a writer i find this idea quite fascinating and i’d suggest anyone who writes to consider doing this.

You might write down interesting dialogue, jokes, funny happenings. How does this kind of book differ from a journal you might ask? I would say that a gimmick book is more freeform. I already write down my novel and short story ideas but this expands on that to a larger scale.


Upcoming book reviews

A small list of books i intend to review.

– Diving Into The Wreck – by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (SF)

– The Name Of The Wind – by Patrick Rothfuss (Fantasy)

– Red Seas Under Red Skies – by Scott Lynch (Fantasy) Also expect to see a review of “Lies of Locke Lamora”

– The Moon is A Harsh Mistress – by Robert A. Heinlein (SF) I will admit it right here i am a huge Heinlein junkie.

– Gormenghast trilogy – by Mervyn Peake (Fantasy)

– The Quiet War – by Paul McAuley (SF)

– Lankhmar – by Fritz Leiber (Fantasy)

There is no set schedule or order in which the reviews will come out. There also might be some reviews that come out before these.

Also if there is a review i know of on other review sites/blogs about the book i’m reviewing i will provide links at the end of the review.

Mallozzi on Stargate Universe

Joseph Mallozzi writes about the end of the stargate universe season 2 finale.

My personal take is that Stargate Universe had a lot of potential but lost the sense of wonder and discovery that one could find in sg-1 and Atlantis. I’d have liked to see a much more newer version of destiny and the more cheerful attitude of exploration, for me humour and exploration was what i loved about the two previous series.

Iron Sky teaser 3

The new Iron Sky movie teaser is out, this is one movie i’ll definately see.

“Iron Sky is a science fiction comedy being produced by Blind Spot Pictures and Energia Productions in Finland, and co-produced by 27 Films in Germany and New Holland Pictures in Australia. Iron Sky has been filmed, the principal photography took place in Germany in November-December 2010 and in Australia in January-February 2011. We are currently going through the post-production that takes the better part of the year.” –

Game of Thrones Episode 5 Preview

It looks like Game of Thrones is going to seriously gear up in the next episode.

Everything has a beginning.

So this is the start of a book review blog. (and this is sort of a test post)

This is not just a book blog. I reserve myself the audacity post pictures, videos, links, other blogs.