Lightbulb! By science-artist (the best kind of artist. Also the best kind of scientist) Jessica Lloyd-Jones. Visit her here.
Dustin Nguyen is one of the most talented artists working in comics; when I was at Comicon two years ago he was selling sketchbooks full of chibi versions of the DC superheroes and I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever seen. It still is. Now it’s available in comic book form. So hie thee to a retailer and buy one.
What Providence is, is an attempt to write – at least, my attempt to write what I would consider to be a piece of ultimate Lovecraft fiction, in that it will be fiction, it will be a continuation of Neonomicon, it will in a sense be a prequel to that book, but it will also – slightly – be a sequel as well. It will be dealing with the world of Lovecraft’s American-based fiction, which tends to sort of rule out stories like The Mountains of Madness which, although, yes, it does have a strong Miskatonic element in it, is largely based in Antarctica.
But we’re going more for Lovecraft’s New England fiction, and a couple of the New York stories. We are kind of connecting these up intro what I think is an ingenious whole, even though I say so myself as shouldn’t, and it’s – and what we’re also doing, as well as answering all the problems, all the questions raised by Neonomicon – even if the readers hadn’t noticed that those questions had been raised – we’re going to be detailing this hopefully fresh view of Lovecraft’s universe, or at least its American component, and we’re also going to be working not only from Lovecraft’s published fiction, and his poems, and his letters, but also from his biography. I think that there’s a way that there could be a sort of parallel world biographical strand in this, that is never the less researched so thoroughly that it could have happened. It could have happened. I mean, the research on this has been – this is the most demanding research I’ve done easily since From Hell.
Alan Moore, on his new series “Providence,” in this fantastic interview on The Beat.
I am not going to rehearse any arguments pro and anti the ‘Google settlement.’ You decided to deal with the devil, as it were, and have presented your arguments for doing so. I wish I could accept them. I can’t. There are principles involved, above all the whole concept of copyright; and these you have seen fit to abandon to a corporation, on their terms, without a struggle.
Ursula K. Le Guin on resigning from the Authors’ Guild. Read the full text of the letter, which is amazing, here.
I don’t usually post movie trailers mostly because most movies don’t need my help, but indie sci-fi flicks are few and far between because SF is usually super hard to write on a budget, and this guy Shane Carruth (writer/director) is very smart. So go see it. His last movie was “Primer,” which everyone loved.