Saw Iron Man 3 on Friday. Much better than Iron Man 2, but the original movie is still the best in my book. The Extremis story line felt like a kind of letdown. I feel that it could have been done a lot better. And while what was done with The Mandarin, while actually quite brilliant, did end up being disappointing in hindsight. The Mandarin is Iron Man’s Joker. I won’t spoil it for you, but let’s just say he is not what any Iron Man comic fan will expect. Anyway… Read More…
I saw Oblivion a few weeks back. Much better than TRON: Legacy by miles, but still missing that something that could ave made it great. I thing a lot of that was how the story tried to tack on too many ideas for its own good. Otherwise, Oblivion is a perfectly acceptable film that is continuing the flourishing trend of original science fiction appearing on the big screen.
Back with some more updates. Basically I’ve been rewriting chapters of the first Star Brigade book. Its been a fun process revisiting the book and adding new layers to these older writings. The Star Brigade saga has evolved so much since I first released First Renaissance, I’m very happy to add in those components so that it flows in better with the second and third books.
I’m also doing a few short stories here and there, a few of the latest ones are basically in-betweeners that happened during the first book, but from the POVs of minor characters. All in all its been fun. I am looking to get this done in the next few months so I can re-release this in the fall. More updates to come.
Now, onto some awesome Game of Thrones stuff.
Just watched the first episode of Season 3. A bit slow, yes, but it is all about setup. This season, if done right, will be bananas! By the way, Tywin Lannister is the worst father EVER.
Also, I just finished the fourth ASoIaF novel, A Feast For Crows. It was extremely good, as I downed it in three weeks. It might not have been as epic as A Storm of Swords, but given what happened in that book (its first half being the basis for GoT Season 3) there was no way to follow that up. Anyhow, till next time. Here’s a sci-fi short I found on the Wide, Wide World of Web.