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...I thoroughly enjoyed all of HBO's adaptation of Game of Thrones. As mentioned before I was more than a little skeptical going in that they would do it justice, and how they would pace it given the sheer scope and story-line of the books...but I think they pulled it off better than could have been expected. It was given the care and attention that prior to the Lord of the Rings movies was reserved for period dramas. A good cast (including the soon to appear as Conan himself, Jason Momoa) and a good treatment of the original book..can't wait for the next season...

...Falling Skies is off to a promising start. I like that they skipped any preamble and dropped us into the thick of things post alien invasion. That is something that usually bugs me about the average, run of the mill, alien invasion story-line is any lengthy period of build up...it's an alien invasion movie..we know they are going to start blowing stuff up and generally trying to take our stuff...so I was glad we were sparred that and instead seem to be getting a decent alternative take on the genre...even if many of the bit parts are perilously close to cliche, it's been worth the watch so far...

...I can't wait for the new Torchwood run...roll on Friday night...some previews have whispered that the new episodes might even be better than the brilliant Children of Earth, with just makes the wait all the more anxious...

...not so much gaming time over the last few weeks, with the honeymoon and all, but I did get some mobile gaming done, in the form of the rather splendid Super Brothers: Sword and Sorcery EP for the iPad. Yes, it is undeniably 'arty', so if a little experimentation rubs you the wrong way it probably isn't for you...but if you are in the mood for something different you will be treated to an amusing, often enchanting, retro gaming adventure that is as nice to listen to as it is to play...plenty of preview videos here on their site that will both give you an impression about what it is like, and also not prepare you in the slightest for how cool it can be in places...

...China Mieville's latest - Embassytown - was a fantastic read. The type of science fiction that I really adore. It was a little dense at the start, as the author makes no effort to provide lengthy exposition and relies on their reader to be able to keep up, but once you catch up with the characters and come to understand the setting it is a wonderfully told story with a very different concept underpinning the usual space opera shenanigans...


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