Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Acorn Stories is #1!

The eBook The Acorn Stories (Acorn, Texas) is currently #1 in Kindle’s Gay Fiction chart. Kindle’s charts update hourly.
The eBook The Return of Innocence: A Fantasy Adventure is currently #11 in Kindle’s Gay Fiction chart. Kindle’s charts update hourly.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Welcome back to the Acorn Universe!

And speaking of welcome back, Moonlight and Supernatural both return from a strike-induced hiatus this week, with new thrills.

Two trailers for summer scifi follow: Stargate Continuum and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D.

Though demonic superhero Hellboy won’t return to the screen for Hellboy II: The Golden Army until July 11, the film’s director is already weighing in on a third installment to the comic book adaptation. Del Toro: Hellboy III Would Be It. With plans for the Justice League movie and the X-Men spin-offs, it shouldn’t surprise comic fans to learn of a possible Avengers movie: Hulk Sets Up Avengers.

Socket has received a lot of gay media coverage lately. It’s a fun scifi/horror flick with gay characters.

Turning to pages, Blind Fall, the new thriller by Christopher Rice, doesn’t include supernatural elements, but it explores tensions between the military and the gay community in San Diego. It’s actually the first novel I’ve read by Christopher Rice, and definitely worth putting on your to-read list.

(Duane Simolke wrote Holding Me Together.)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Acorn Universes, Assorted News, 4/17/08

Stargate Continuum, the second Stargate SG-1 DVD movie, arrives on DVD July 29, 2008. If it’s anywhere near as good as Stargate: The Ark of Truth, I’ll probably love it!

And speaking of TV series becoming movie series, the second X-Files movie is titled The X-Files: I Want to Believe, in homage to the poster in Fox Mulder’s office.

Author Mark Kendrick is wrapping up work on his next gay-themed scifi novel, The Rylerran Gateway. He plans to release it in August 2008. I interviewed Mark in 2002, for StoneWall Society. Visit that site to read the interview. He talked back then about plans for gay sf novels, back before the publication of his gay time travel romance, Stealing Some Time.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Acorn Universes, Assorted News, 4/10/08

May 17 is the Day Without Homophobia! Find more resources on my Reactions to Homophobia page.

Arnold Vosloo and Steve Bacic, two actors familiar to scifi fans, star in the SciFi Channel’s original movie Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld. It premieres April 12.

Yes, it died twice, but that never means the absolute end, at least not in science fiction. Jericho Seeks Home on Comcast.

Oh, and if none of that sounds interesting, then…Radcliffe to Make B'way Debut in Fall. An earlier story, about the London production, follows: Photo Flash: Daniel Radcliffe Stars in West End's EQUUS. It’s a disturbing play, but I’ve never seen it with Radcliffe.

To read about movies, please visit my DVD review section at the gay site ThisWeekInTexas.

Duane Simolke, author of Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.