Archive through June 06, 2005

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through June 06, 2005
   By Trys on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 08:26 am: Edit Post

Thanks Leonie. Still hoping BBC America brings it to the States.


   By Cheryl Detmer on Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 10:52 am: Edit Post

I'm impressed with Julie Czerneda's Survival. I didn't really know if I'd enjoy this one but Mac is a great character. It's an interesting read so far. I'm early on in it but I can tell I will like this one. Thanks to Jana for recommending it. I love her newsgroup by the way.


   By Laurence J Johnson on Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 02:11 pm: Edit Post

Hello Adam and everyone, well, I have finished reading SNARE by Katharine Kerr, It's what I would term light reading, I did enjoy it, but it did not hold my attention as well as her Deverry series etc., did. Skol from Laurence.


   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 09:14 pm: Edit Post

Here's a fun fact for you George RR Martin fans - he has turned in the next book, and the release announcement this time is REAL....the announcement was official at BEA - and I saw George himself. So - the next Game of Thrones installment is in the pipeline for those who are waiting for it. Oughta be good news, for some of you fans.

I also saw Laura Anne Gilman, aglow from her big league signing. Said Hi to Esther Friesner. Saw some surprising old friends and associates.

I truly LOVED Survival and also other titles by Julie Czerneda - they are well recommended, here.


   By Sandtiger on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 06:30 am: Edit Post

Trys,

The show's first season is 13 half hour episodes. I've never seen the original Dr. Whos, but this seems to be divvying out information slowly to make it comprehensible for first time watchers. It's witty. Utterly silly at times. And very smart.


   By Hunter on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 06:53 am: Edit Post

The new Dr. Who series is very good.. very funny.. Peter Ecclestone is appropriately strange as the good doctor.. finding humour in the most strange circumstances..

Last week's episode in Australia with Charles Dickens in it was a scream.. :-)

Billie Piper does a good job as his sidekick..

And the theme music.. gave me nightmares when I was younger.. great to hear it again..


   By Cheryl Detmer on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 08:23 am: Edit Post

All of a sudden, everyone is talking about Dr. Who. IS there a new version of the show coming out or movie? Just wonder why all the talk about it. I never got in to Dr. Who. I liked most shows that were sci fi though. Yes Julie is great with her characters the way Janny is. I don't read sci fi that much but I once compared her to CJ Cherryh and that made her day. I just thought she had something in her writing that made me think of CJ Cherryh. I'm enjoying Destroyer too. I'm finally getting around to reading now that allergy time has passed.


   By Trys on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 11:56 am: Edit Post

Jana,

Your description sounds much like many past Dr Who episodes. Some of the Doctors are very serious (Hartnell for instance) some are surreptitiously funny (Tom Baker) and some are more flamboyant (Colin Baker - or his clothes at any rate).

Cheryl,

BBC has made a new series of Dr Who episodes after a lengthy hiatus of not making any (not counting the US made movie).

Trys


   By Cheryl Detmer on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 12:44 pm: Edit Post

Oh thanks Trys. My husband watches the shows every now and then but I never got into them. I think it was his heavy accent and my trouble hearing that caused that problem. I'll try to find that new Dr. Who. That will be interesting to see. I'll let him know about it thanks.


   By Kitsune on Monday, June 06, 2005 - 03:22 pm: Edit Post

Happily, "A Feast for Crows" is indeed in the pipeline: BUT it was split into two halves, because the manuscript was getting too big! (Meaning that it will likely take 7 rather than 6 novels to complete the series.)

One thing to note: rather than two "half-novels", the story will be athe complete story for HALF the characters. (No word on which characters are in which book.)

More info at http://www.georgerrmartin.com/