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Okay I do troll for scifi/fantasy stuff

Since everybody else seems not to troll for information – I will state that I do troll for information. And I saw this link on Scifi’s plan to bring Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea to TV as a miniseries. I just don’t read enough, and I admit I have not read this book – though I definitely worry that it will be a sucky representation…. But hey its better than that other crap they have been running…

7 Comments on Okay I do troll for scifi/fantasy stuff

  1. Hey, something right up John’s alley! Chick fiction brought to the small screen! He loved Mists of Avalon. Case rested.

  2. I wouldn’t call LeGuin’s stuff “chick fiction”.

    I seem to recall SkiFi was also planning on doing a version of LeGuin’s “The Lathe of Heaven” (which was done on PBS in the late 70’s as a mini-series, believe it or not!). Did they ever show it?

  3. I’m just tweaking John ’cause he didn’t like the Le Guin stuff he read. I don’t now about SciFi, but, I think, A&E did a Lathe of Heaven movie last year. Its out on DVD too.

    I didn’t see it, but it got decent reviews.

  4. Huh-huh. You said “up John’s alley”.

    I read The Left hand of Darkness and couldn’t finish it. If she used the word “ecumenical” one more time, I was gonna lose it. Picky, but there it is.

    I read Lathe of Heaven and loved it. I saw the A&E adaptation in 2002 (starring Lukas Hass and written/directed by his brother. Nepotism? Gotta be.) The movie was pretty good if memory serves.

    As for the never-ending “chick-fiction” label that always seems to get thrust upon me, well, I like a good story regardless of the gender of the point of view. Mists of Avalon kept my attention and was a page turner for 1,000 pages. To me, that?s quite an accomplishment.

  5. You know, I hope someday to meet you gentlemen. I sense some interesting conversations brewing!

  6. You gotta watch the language Fred. ‘Gentlemen’ is a pretty rough word to toss around! I can sense John trying to keep it as clean as possible since we are a friendly blog. But it ain’t easy. (Insert joke here)

  7. Good assessment, JP. Every sentence is another opportunity for a Beavis & Butthead-ism. Or a Dan’s Mom joke. But that’s too easy. Just like Dan’s Mom.

    Alas, methinks I am more juvenille in my thirties than I was in high school.

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