This week I’m reviewing an urban fantasy mystery novel – Ben Aaronovich’s book “Midnight Riot“, published in the UK as “Rivers of London”.
Nash’s video about The Cartmel Masterplan can be found here: http://blip.tv/radio-dead-air/doctor-who-classic-the-cartnmel-masterplan-6368641
This week I have a review of the first Myron Bolitar mystery novel – “Deal Breaker“. Continue reading
This week I have another book review, as I look at Robert Ludlum‘s classic conspiracy thriller, “The Bourne Identity” Continue reading
I’m finally getting topical for once, with my review of the Hugo Award nominated novel, The Dervish House, by Ian McDonald. I also give my definition of what I define as cyberpunk.
Movies set in historical periods or otherwise based around historical events will never go away. We will always have Victorian tales of class-based angst. Same with tales of valorious (or conniving) knights in medieval Europe. For Eastern cinema, we’ll probably always have samurai films of various stripes, and the same with various Wuxia films, discussing various martial artists and their exploits in Imperial China.
To get try and some background on wuxia films and their I recently read The Chronicles of the Chinese Emperors by Ann Paludan. The book gives an overview of the reign of approximately every emperor in Chinese history that is considered to be “officially” an emperor. Officially is in air-quotes because the book appears to defer heavily to the official Imperial histories. Continue reading