Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Link roundup

1. Cool animated poster for The Hunger Games. Ten years from now (at most), this will be standard, right? I was just thinking the other day (as I run out of wall space) that it would make more sense to get a cool digital frame to cycle through posters.

2. In case you want to feel nauseous about the economy.

3. Great one-sentence description of a new book:

a sci-fi mix of Moby Dick and the classic movie Duel, in which an unknown, invincible, Kafkaesque alien ship has returned 300 years after breaking one galactic empire to now threaten the human Commonwealth, and the best and brightest minds that are sent in a invincible ship of their own to stop it, with the only problem being that those best and brightest are also some of the Commonwealth's most twisted sociopaths and if they win, the human empire may find itself in more danger than ever.
4. I haven't tried it yet, but a free adventure game following the same basic concept as the Thursday Next novels sounds great:
You’re Thalia James, a cop who patrols adventure games in search of trouble like characters rebelling against their set roles or stealing the precious objects us Outsiders need to solve important puzzles. The very first scene in the game involves an argument between characters originally cut from The Dig and a conspiracy to return it its earlier, darker Brian Moriarty design. Later, you visit everything from Space Quest X to bits of the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, first to train an impetuous new recruit, and then to take care of a bigger challenge involving the world of adventure games slowly turning into a rather more violent place than usual.
*Previously: Thomas Allen's new cover for The Eyre Affair.