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Heroes

As a total eclipse shadows the earth, a group of seemingly ordinary people begin a journey of shocking discovery that will change their lives – and the world – forever.

NBC has found a rival to Lost.  I had been looking forward to this show since I heard about it last spring.  It was a lot like the movie Unbreakable (Bruce Willis), in that it’s about ordinary people who discover they are not so ordinary. They have been given a special power. It seems these vastly different people are all connected. And they have been given these powers for a purpose.

The characters are all very unique; I can’t wait to see how they develop.  In this first episode, the same day as a solar eclipse, Mohnder Suresh travels to New York to follow his late father’s research into what his father believes are several people who will be the next step in human evolution. There are a few surprises in the first episode that made me gasp, so I’m not mentioning any spoilers yet.

If you missed Heroes last night, be sure to catch the encore presentation tonight!
 
Also, be sure to keep up with the online comic following and intertwined with the show, each week: http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/novels/

Book Meme

 

Taken from http://bookfoolery.blogspot.com/, because though I’ve been reading a couple books, I don’t really have anything to talk about yet:

1. One book that changed your life? The Bible.

I can’t say any other book will even come close.    

2. One book you have read more than once?  The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. I love re-reading these classics every couple years.  

 

 

3. One book you would want on a desert island? 

Since I’ve already said the Bible once, I’ll go with something else. Probably the Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas. It’s my favorite book. And it’s long, so I wouldn’t get as bored reading it.

4. One book that made you cry? 

The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks. I believe I cried through that whole book.

 

 

5. One book that made you laugh?                        

Carpe Demon : Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom, by Julie Kenner. It’s a very fun and witty book. And the follow-up: California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom.

6. One book you wish had been written?   

 More original Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis novels. I can’t get enough of those shows. I’m hoping novels catch on as well as they do in the Star Trek ‘verse.

 7. One book you wish hadn’t been written?  Just one? I’ll go with every book by Laurell K. Hamilton, past the first few in her series. Ick. Ok, so I couldn’t settle for one.

8. One book you are currently reading? 

Everybody Comes to the Nightside (Agents of Light and Darkness), by Simon R. Green.
Staying Dead, by Laura Anne Gilman.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read? 

How Now Shall We Live? By Chuck Colson… it’s taking me a lot longer to get through it simply because of the length. It’s great, but I have to take breaks. 

  

  

  

TGIF

What a gloomy day. It was pitch black and raining a torrential downpour when I pulled in to work. And as soon as I juggled my things, opened the door with my umbrella ready, and grabbed my coffee… the coffee splashed up onto my leg and leather car seat.  I didn’t want to stand there in the rain to wipe my car seat off, so I just left it there in a puddle. At least my leg has mostly dried by now, but what a way to start the day.  Thank goodness it’s Friday. 

The only good things about having this weather all weekend is that I don’t have to mow my lawn and it’s perfect for reading.My current all-consuming book is Everybody Comes to the Nightside, by Simon R. Green. This compelation includes the first three novels in the Nightside series: Something from the Nightside, Agents of Light and Darkness, and Nightingale’s Lament.  I’m halfway through Something from the Nightside and am completely enthralled. I read through lunch yesterday, and completely lost track of time. Oops.

Your Planet or Mine?

Your Planet or Mine?

What a great title! I decided to grab Your Planet or Mine? by Susan Grant when I heard positive reviews on a forum that I frequent.  It incorporates science fiction, romance and comedy.  So I thought I had to give a try just for that!  I wasn’t disappointed.  This was such a fun read!

An alien comes to earth to warn the earth that an invasion is coming, and to capture the heart of a young woman that he met years ago.  The “romance” scenes get steamy, but they don’t overshadow the story.  I’ll definitely be checking out some of her other scifi/romance books: The Legend of Banzai Maguire and The Scarlet Empress  from the 2176 series.

Magic Street

Magic Street, by Orson Scott Card, just confirms what a brilliant writer he is.  I have read several series by Card: the Homecoming saga, Ender saga, and the Women of Genesis series.  So when I saw previews on Magic Street, I was excited to read it.

In the acknowledgements at the end of the book, Card gives credit to his friend who encouraged him to write a story with a black hero.  There is a lot of African-American slang throughout the book, and Card said that his friend is the one who helped him with this different point of view, because he didn’t want it to come off silly. He wanted to get it right.

Magic Street is about how a middle class, African-American community in LA is caught in the middle of a battle between the king and queen of the fairies.  There are many references to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And that’s the best way to describe the book without giving too much away. 

Mack Street was abandoned by a drainpipe as a baby, and the book follows his life, his strange powers, and his affect on his community.  There are quite a few twists in this modern-day fairy tale.  And while reading the first chapter, I thought Card must have been smoking something while writing this; Card managed to weave together a fun, magical tale that was surprisingly heart-warming.

Heroes Has Online Comic

 

One of the upcoming fall series that I’m most looking forward to, Heroes, will be incorporating an online comic into the story of the show: 

Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC’s superhero drama Heroes, told SCI FI Wire that the the series will be accompanied by a Web comic at NBC.com that will become an integral part of the show itself. “Just to give a little spoiler to everybody, the audience should look for the idea of the comic book to play a huge part internally inside the show,” Kring said in an interview.The weekly Heroes Web comic will run concurrently with the series and will have some relevance to the episode airing that week. “People can log on and view and sort of interact with the online comic book every week in conjunction with the episodes,” Kring said. “And the comic won’t be necessarily about that episode, but it will further enhance your viewing of the show. It will be sometimes an alternative look at what you’ve seen, or the other side of what you’ve seen, or a story that just sort of enhances your appreciation of the characters.”The series has a close connection to the world of comics, with comic-book writer Jeph Loeb on board as a writer and producer and artist Tim Sale providing drawings for one of the characters on the show, an artist who paints images of the future. The two were instrumental in attracting other well-known names to the online comic, including Jim Lee and Michael Turner. The stories will be provided by the show’s writers.

Kring, who is overseeing the online comic and will also be involved in breaking the stories, said that the project has been time-consuming but was always part of the show’s original conception. “We knew that this was coming,” he said. “This show was always sort of going to have a large online and Internet component attached to it. So in the development of the show and preparation for launching the show, we took a lot of that into consideration. So we tried to carve out time and money and personnel to sort of handle that.” Heroes premieres Sept. 25 and will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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