Collision

Over the holidays I got to see Collision – a good-but-not-great ITV miniseries about a pileup on the A12. It’s 3.5 hours of entertainment well worth your time, but I think it could have been better in some ways. First thing’s first: I’m a huge fan of British TV, which I think has been vastly…

Scalzi’s Donation

I’d like to give John Scalzi some kudos for contributing to the Huntsman campaign. No worries, he doesn’t ACTUALLY endorse Huntsman for president – he’s just hoping for an election in which he can take both presidentially candidates more or less seriously. First, though, a dose of reality. A $50 contribution is meaningless, so I…

Very Bad Deaths: A review

Is it bad for the author to preach in novels? Conventional wisdom tells us it is. And certainly the novels I hate the worst are the ones that tried to shove some half-thought point of view down my throat through plot contrivance, cartoonish characters, or outright exposition. But a lot of my favorite novels are…