Gollancz is delighted to welcome guest blogger, Tom Abba to the blog. Tom Abba is a specialist in narrative theory and practice, working within interactive media, and across film and television. Today, Tom shares some insight into The King in Yellow, HBO’s True Detective, digital books and beyond. You can find out more about Tom on his website.
Okay, so here’s the thing. The King in Yellow is either the thematic backbone of HBO’s True Detective,or it’s an incidental device being utilised by the hipster crowd to draw in the weird fiction mob and convince them that this series is worth sticking with. Time will tell which of these is true, but in the words of a noted writer of my acquaintance (hi Nick), rest assured, there is a Dog. It might not be the dog you expected, but it is there and it is barking.
If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series TRUE DETECTIVE. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in America (and wherever else people *ahem* watch things they shouldn’t. So the internet, basically). It comes to ‘nobody I know has … More
It’s the return of our guest blogger, Adam Whitehead today, who blogs over on The Wertzone on all things SF and fantasy. Last week we shared a post on films, which you can catch-up with here, and today he’s sharing what television shows to look out for this year. You can follow Adam on Twitter and be sure to check his blog out for more on SF and fantasy films and culture.
TV in 2014
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We are thrilled to share the news that Hugo Awards winning novel Redshirts, by John Scalzi, is going to be adapted for television by the FX channel! You can read the full announcement here but the highlights are:
- This will be a limited series
- FX are teaming up with Producer Jon Shestack, and with Producer/Director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie (of Happyish)
- They are looking for writers at the moment
And John Scalzi … More
I’ve always adored The Three Musketeers.
As a book,
Of course, I love it.
For me, this is perfect Sunday night viewing. It’s a final hurrah to the weekend, which brings a bit of swashing and buckling and fun to the evening. On the whole it … More