Monday, December 27, 2010

Labyrinth Trifecta

Recently, I've been looking at movie posters from the 80's, sending my brain on a spinning spree of warm, nostalgic, bunny feelings.

I've always liked seeing posters from different countries/releases for the same film, so here, let me present the first of what I will aim to make a more regular occurrence.

Jim Henson's Labyrinth, in three-form.

While I like the dark and shadowy feeling of the first one, the middle version will always be my favourite for two reasons: 1) the beautiful detail and design, and 2) the poster adorned my bedroom wall for several years.

The third one suffers a bit from Poster-Floating-Syndrome -- a lot of disembodied floating heads and a giant Sarah-carrying crystal ball, floating, while Jareth's floating head seemingly floats out of a black hole.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

What's That In The Sky, Bro?

A recent poll suggests that the amount of Kiwis who believe in UFO's just outweigh those who don't. This comes on the back of recently released government documents, New Zealand's own X-Files.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Short Story At World SF Blog

‘Magique’ is a short piece set in the world of The Strickland Diaries.

As I’ve been working on the novel, I’ve discovered characters within the city of Juno that didn’t necessarily play a part in the story (not yet anyway), but stuck in my head. This story is a result of that. The novel's protagonist, Alex Strickland, makes an appearance near the end of the story.

Magique - World SF Blog