“When I finished writing The Sandman, there was one tale still untold. The story of what had happened to Morpheus to allow him to be so easily captured in The Sandman #1, and why he was returned from far away, exhausted beyond imagining, and dressed for war.”
Everyone should watch this at least once.
Kitty’s Neverwear has a nice post on Neil visiting that I think most people will get a kick out of. Nice to see the McCloud’s and Harlan doing well.
There’s also mention of Patrick Rothfuss who I’m going to take this opportunity to recommend to all of you. I fell in love with Patrick’s “The Name of the Wind” and “The Wise Man’s Fear” novels and cannot recommend them highly enough!
Neil was in Vancouver yesterday with Amanda Palmer for a show at the Vogue Theatre. Earlier in the day they played a “ninja gig” at the Fluevog Store on Water St.
The above video is Neil singing (!!) “You Think I’m Psycho Don’t You, Mama” that I recorded on my iPhone. The audio’s a bit poor, but it’s listenable.
Afterward we all walked over to Occupy Vancouver where Amanda played a few songs including Ukulele Anthem which I recorded here:
About ten seconds in I realized I should have recorded this widescreen instead of vertical but it was too late. Oops. At least the audio is better!
I don’t watch Craig regularly, but every time I see his clips online I love how unconventional his interviews are.
Neil interviews his “Good Omens” Co-Author Terry Pratchett about his new novel, “Snuff”.
NG: How has writing the Discworld novels changed how you see the world?
TP: I think it more true that getting older changes how you see the world. There is stuff in Snuff, for example, that I couldn’t have written at twenty-five. Although I had written things before Discworld, I really leaned writing, on the job as it were, on Discworld. I think that the books are, if not serious, dealing with more serious subjects. These days it’s not just for laughs. My world view had changed; sometimes I feel that the world is made up of sensible people who know that plot and bloody idiots who don’t. Of course, all Discworld fans know the plot by heart!
Read the rest at BoingBoing.
“The Magic of Reality” is a children’s book that’s enjoyable by all ages. Dawkins says the book is intended for those aged 12 years and older, although younger readers are able to understand the concepts with teacher assistance.
I’ll definitely be buying my niece a copy.
The book will be available in Hardcover on October 4th.
Here’s Neil in Season 5, Episode 7 of The Guild.