Thursday, December 26, 2013

Elysium Spoiler-free Review

Is it good?
No, it’s a mess.

Is it technically good?
Visually, the movie stunning, bringing the chaotic-future motif from the director’s previous effort (District 9) to the next level.
The acting seems to be okay, but the script is so scattered that the actors have almost nothing to work with.
The music and sound are good, if not stand-out.
The writer/director, Neill Blomkamp, hasn’t created a world or a narrative that make any sense - and also isn’t fun.

What does it promise - and does it deliver?
Visceral, gritty science fiction grounded in social commentary - sadly, it doesn’t deliver anything but some pretty pictures.

If you liked these, you'll like this: Oblivion, In Time.

DMQZ ebook sale PSA

In case you don't have your copy yet, DMQZ is now on sale for a limited time over at Amazon. You know, for that new Kindle/iPad/tablet/phone/other thingy you got. You can't beat 99 cents!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Map of Manhattan and the Old Boroughs

Just finished this map for the world of my book... not sure yet whether or not to add the content to the book itself. One of the nice things about self-publishing on Kindle only is that I can always add things.