LNH/REVIEW: Kid Review's Roundup - October 2014
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Sun Nov 30 10:08:16 PST 2014
On 11/29/2014 3:13 PM, Tom Russell wrote:
> On Saturday, November 29, 2014 1:36:11 PM UTC-5, Andrew Perron wrote:
>> "I love the sheer scope of bringing in an alien scientist who doesn't
>> even know about carbon-based life, let alone Earth. (Except for what
>> seems like a hint at an Orphans of Mars-era link.)
>It is, insomuch as "dread Venus" was first established as part of the
> Orphans lore, and will be explored as part of that series (the third book,
> due out next year, is even called THE TRANSIT OF VENUS). Though I've also
> worked some of the Venus stuff into an issue of Nonfiction, and of course
Makes sense. <3
>I'm trying to be secretive and hinty with it, but I guess it won't give
> away too much to say that /everyone's/ heard of Venus (though not by our
> name for it), if only in whispers and legends, and is duly and
> appropriately frightened of it. Think of it as the home to the Eightfoldian
> equivalent of the Great Old Ones, and you won't be too far off. So while
> Jamy Lo wouldn't have heard of Earth, or seen evidence of carbon-based
> life, she would know what Venus is/was.
I love it; it feels like a mingling of Wells/Verne-era sensibilities with a
modern view of the universe.
>Note that it's been established that Earth lies on a fault-line between
> parallel universes, and that those walls between worlds get extra-blurry
> during certain astronomical events pertaining to its closest neighbor.
>> I love the
>> stage direction [Exeunt via a pocket universe.] I love the over-the-top
>> indulgence in things that could never appear in a stage play.
> I think Julie Taymor could pull it off, if only just.
I'm pretty sure that production would actually involve collapsing a solar
>> I love the
>> spoilerous transformation of characters.
>One thing I was wondering, since you were such a Van fan, was what you made
> of the events of #8, before you read #9?
At first I was disappointed, but then I was enthused!
>> I even love that he totally
>> used a climactic idea that I wanted to use elsewhere, and it's so good I
>> might end up using it anyway."
>If it's what I'm thinking of, I've used it before, too-- in JOLT CITY #19--
> though not quite on this scale. :-)
Truth, truth. And I think I originally got it from something yet older, though
I can't remember what...
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, some kinda meta-origin mebbe?
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