John Crowley (Little, Big) has noticed that, in SF movies, the future’s been looking more and more like the past: “Brazil,” set ‘somewhere in the 20th Century’, isn’t really the future; like some of the Superman and Batman movies it’s set in a some alternative sorta-retro past or alternative present or generalized urban somewhen….I think… Continue reading »
Archives for February 2008
Britain has done away with a thousand of its zebra crossings (picture John, Paul, George, and Ringo on the cover of “Abbey Road”). The London Times columnist Janice Turner waxes nostalgic : And, while our towns are now besmirched with vile signage, clashing coloured lanes and ugly railings to imprison pedestrians, zebra crossing have a… Continue reading »
Got a book coming out? Make a video.