Several months ago, I ran across mention of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, then Sense and Sensibilities and Sea Monsters, both from Quirk Books. I think my brain froze. I didn’t exactly ignore them or even put off talking about them. Exactly. Really. I just don’t believe I could figure out what to say then. Period. Full stop. For me that’s saying a lot. Then I found this the other day:
“Android Karenina” will be available June 8th.
I think what I enjoy most about this series is the genre twisting. Turning Austen’s romance novels into high adventure kung-fu tales is great as it is; making Tolstoy’s celebrated “Anna Karenina” a sci-fi love story just warms my heart.
And my greatest hope is that these books will open up a previously inaccessible world of Russian classics to the general public. After all, those who may not initially enjoy a 100-year-old romance novel could give it a second look when robots are involved.
And I finally had something to say, or rather ask, which has nothing at all to do with how good or bad these remakes may indeed be. Why is it that people who want to change books into something else think of them as romance novels but romance readers usually don’t?
Moving on to The Wonderful
My eyes almost glazed over in delight when I found this next one. Okay, so some of the entries are campy and some are downright obscure but I thoroughly enjoyed the stroll down memory lane found in this three page article. Well, of the ones I remembered. 😉 The best thing is that it includes not just pictures but also video clips so be warned if you have a slow connection that you may need to adjust for that.
The History of DC Comics on TV
From Adam West as Batman to Smallville, all of the live-action DC superheroes who have hit the small screen.by Eric Goldman January 13, 2010 – This Sunday sees the premiere of Human Target on FOX – a new action series based on the DC Comic book of the same name. But Human Target is hardly the first TV version of a DC hero, and we thought we’d take the opportunity to look back at all of the DC heroes who’ve graced the small screen in the past – or in some cases, never got further than the pilot stage most of the time for good reason. Keep in mind we’re sticking to live-action TV projects – as a history of DC animated series is a whole other topic. We’re also including only TV projects with characters who have at one point been part of the core DC Universe – so don’t look for, say, the Global Frequency pilot from a few years back.