Yesterday, in the States, was Thanksgiving, also known as Turkey Day, where families gather to consume Ben Franklin’s choice for the National Bird (good thing he lost, I’m guessing a Bald Eagle isn’t half as tasty) along with a vast array of other tasty items, including pumpkin pie for desert. I think it’s only appropriate that on the day after, we talk turkey. Science fiction and fantasy turkey that is and by turkey, I mean the stinkers and the bombs of SF/F. Our question to you, the fans, is:
Q: What are some of the SF/F turkeys you’ve seen or read?
It could be anything from a highly recommended book you thought stunk to the typical Hollywood SFX extravaganza that can’t help but suck. I’d choose 2012, but I haven’t seen that on yet. Instead, I’ll go with the mess that is/was the 2005 version of The Sound of Thunder. They should have called it The Sound of Bradbury Rolling Over in His Grave, and He’s Not Even Dead Yet!. Sure, Manos: The Hands of Fate is about as terrible a film as you’ll see, but there was no Hollywood machine behind it. As far as books go, nothing comes immediately to mind (that’s probably a good thing), but Dhalgren comes dangerously close.
Get your mind off all the turkey you ate yesterday and tell us about the turkeys you’ve seen and read below!