09 March, 2012

It's News To Me - Composites of Famous Characters, Metahumans, and eBook Deals

Spring Break starts as we speak and I may or may not have anything to post this upcoming week, it just depends on how much time I have (which you'd think I'd have plenty) and how much internet access I have. Also, I'm hoping to finish a book or two in the next couple days so I can actually have a review to post as well.

But here are a couple interesting things I've found lately:

Composite sketches of Literary Characters - "[U]sing law enforcement composite software and descriptions of literary characters" this guy creates these images. Great idea, although they kinda end up looking the same after a while.
Aomame, 1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Corrupts Absolutely? - I've been reading this anthology and thought I'd share it with you while the price is low ($5.95 for now). I'm about halfway through and it's been good to excellent so far.
Corrupts Absolutely? collects twenty brand-new stories from veteran authors and newcomers, each with a unique perspective on what it might really be like to be superhuman in today’s day and age. In the center of such a roiling mass of uncertainty and excitement lies one important truth: the fight against good or evil is never as important as the fight for or against oneself.
The editor, Lincoln Crisler, has been running a series of panels on his blog that are pretty entertaining, looking at metahumans, villains, and female characters. Also, one author, Ed Erdelac, talks about writing his piece.

eBook Deals
  • The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun by J.R.R. Tolkien ($2.79) - Hope you liked the poems and songs of Lord of the Rings. Oh? You skipped those? I bought this because, you know, it's JRRT. But how much I will enjoy it remains to be seen.
  • A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (FREE) - Anyone seen the new John Carter movie and is it any good? I need to see it, it had me at Willem Defoe. Here's the original book and it's free-ninety-nine.
  • EDIT: The Princess Bride by William Goldman ($3.99) - Thanks again to The Tattered Scroll for this one, I've been meaning to read this one for ages.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bryce, saw the new John Carter movie this afternoon - it was awesome! It's been a while since I read Princess of Mars, but from what I could remember they followed the book fairly well. Effects and action scenes were amazing. Really a good throw-back to the Golden Era type of movie.

tmso said...

Those composites are...creepy.

Bryce L. said...

@Alex - That makes me so happy, it looks so cool, I can't wait.

@tmso - Too true! :D