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Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Quicky Skiffy Rommer Roundup

New books added to the scout list:

Science Fiction Romance
THE BAD BOYS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY by Karen Kelley

Futuristic Romance
HIDDEN by Eve Kenin

Today's links focus on big screen happening in SciFiRom.

Wall-E:
Sigourney Weave Back in Sci-Fi Mode from CBS News (online)
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/03/earlyshow/leisure/boxoffice/main4232222.shtml
Question of the day: Does Wall-E count as SciFiRom? An animated story of the last robot left on Earth, should Wall-E count as a member of the SFR media sub-genre?

Bollywood goes Sci-Fi with Love Story 2050 from Reuters from Reuters (online)
The film industry in India jumps on the Skiffy Rom bandwagon with a time travel romance.
http://in.reuters.com/article/bollywoodNews/idINIndia-34377220080704

5 comments:

  1. ping-back:

    http://thegalaxyexpress.blogspot.com/2008/07/5-ways-sex-romance-will-save-science.html

    As it turns out, Hollywood isn’t the only one hip to the glories of SFR—even Bollywood is getting in on the action! (Thanks to Laurie at Spacefreighter’s Lounge for the link).

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  2. Ok, now I actually have time to really comment.

    First, thanks for that link to the Bollywood film. I can't wait to see it. Can't wait to do a post on it, either!!

    About Wall-E, to me personally, it counts, but loosely, mainly because of the target audience. I haven't seen it, but when I do, I'll probably be more focused on the bigger themes the love story represents than the love story itself. Does that make sense?

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  3. Hi Heather. Thanks for that ping-back! :)

    Yes, your comments on Wall-E make perfect sense. I haven't had the chance to see it yet either, but I hope to soon. The trailer and sneak peak scenes look great, and the movie is getting a lot of positive buzz.

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  4. Bollywood SFR?

    I'm making that embarassing squeeeeeing sound again!

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  5. LOL Agent Z. I think there's a pack of squeee'ers. :)

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