In an engagingly strange hybridization of science fiction and western films, Ghost Patrol plants cowboy hero Tim McCoy in the middle of a bizarre mess: airplanes keep disappearing over an unremarkable stretch of land. Simultaneously Claudia Dell, the daughter of a missing scientist, figures out that her father’s latest invention could be used to bring down the airplanes. Both McCoy and Dell will have to contend with sinister gangsters who are using Dell’s father’s ray gun to shoot down any aircraft! McCoy is a treat, as always, and Ghost Patrol is a camp sensation with all its whizzing and whirring gadgets intermixed with spurs and cowboy hats. Actually, the contraptions in the film were made by Kenneth Strickfaden, who worked on movie electronics for his career, including the freaky scientific equipment in the original Frankenstein.
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Rose Tremain has won the thirteenth Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction with her novel The Road Home.
At an awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, hosted by Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Co-Founder and Honorary Director, Kate Mosse, the 2008 Chair of Judges, Kirsty Lang, presented the author with the œ30,000 prize and the 'Bessie', a limited edition bronze figurine. Both are anonymously endowed.
The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction was set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction written by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible. The Orange Prize is awarded to the best novel of the year written in English by a woman.
The judges for the 2008 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction are:
Kirsty Lang (Chair), Journalist & Broadcaster
Lisa Allardice, Editor of Guardian Review
Philippa Gregory, Novelist
Bel Mooney, Novelist, Journalist & Children's Author
Previous winners of the Orange Prize are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Half of a Yellow Sun (2007), Zadie Smith for On Beauty (2006), Lionel Shriver for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2005), Andrea Levy for Small Island (2004), Valerie Martin for Property (2003), Ann Patchett for Bel Canto (2002), Kate Grenville for The Idea of Perfection (2001), Linda Grant for When I Lived in Modern Times (2000), Suzanne Berne for A Crime in the Neighbourhood (1999), Carol Shields for Larry's Party (1998), Anne Michaels for Fugitive Pieces (1997), and Helen Dunmore for A Spell of Winter (1996).
Celebrity guests at the event included Geri Halliwell, Ian Hislop, Alexi Sayle and Vanessa Feltz.
Joanna Kavenna Wins 2008 Orange Broadband Award for New Writers
The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction awards ceremony also saw the announcement of the 2008 Orange Broadband Award for New Writers. Established in 2005 as part of the Orange Prize 10th year celebrations, the emphasis of the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers is on emerging talent and the evidence of future potential. Chair of Judges, Shami Chakrabarti, presented a œ10,000 bursary, provided by Arts Council England, to Joanna Kavenna for her novel Inglorious.
The 2008 award ceremony took place in The Ballroom of the recently refurbished Royal Festival Hall. Guests toasted the winner announcement at a champagne drinks reception courtesy of Taittinger.
For more information on this year's authors and judges, go to www.orangeprize******.
A video report from Orange
July 11, 2008 - Ron talks about plump fiction... our puppet show take on pulp fiction and other topics that are about everything and nothing.
funny fiction... funny funny funny
Dans l'aventure Jimi Whyte (voir vidéo précédente), la réalisatrice Marie-Louise Gariepy a intimement imbriqué le processus de création cinématographique et la nouvelle donne du Web 2.0. Résultat: l'expérience se poursuit, de nouvelles idées émergent sur la convergence du cinéma et du Web, sur la "fiction générée par l'utilisateur" et la "fiction open source".
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ThinkHero remembers Mr. Science Fiction, Forrest J Ackerman, who passed away last Thursday, December 4th 2008. Ackerman was THE original sci-fi fanboy, and was well known for his influence in the realm of promoting science fiction. He was also an avid collector of sci fi, fantasy, and horror memorabilia which he kept at his “Ackermansion”.
Hosted by Heath Harper.
Call Me Kate
Meeting the Molly Maguires
by MOLLY ROE
Historical fiction from a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School
The Civil War Draft Meets Immigrant Coal Miners
Fourteen-year-old Katie McCafferty risks job, family, and eventually her very life to rescue a lifelong friend. Disguised as a draft resister, Katie infiltrates a secret Irish organization to prevent bloodshed. Tragedies challenge her strength and ingenuity, and she faces a crisis of conscience. Can Katie balance her sense of justice with the law?
Call Me Kate is suitable for readers from eleven to adult. The story is dramatic and adventuresome, yet expressive of daily life in the patches of the hard coal region during the Civil War era. This novel will appeal to readers of the Dear America series, as well as more mature readers who will enjoy the storys rich context and drama.
"The writing style employed in the book entertains, educates and communicates to the reader a general understanding of the hardships of life in the anthracite coal fields of northeast Pennsylvania in the nineteenth century and Irish-American history." - Bill Strassner, Museum Educator, Eckley Miners Village
"Call Me Kate absorbs the reader into a tightly woven narrative of tumultuous times in the anthracite region. Through Kate, the reader becomes a participant in that story." - Ruth Cummings, Museum Educator, Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum
"The Lackawanna Historical Society is always pleased to see new and creative ways to promote an interest in our local history. A young adult historical fiction like Call Me Kate is a wonderful example of this! We are delighted to know that local authors are using their heritage to develop new publications." - Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Executive Director, Lackawanna Historical Society
5.5" x 8.5"
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Email her at mollytribute-books****
Watch John travolta dance in the movie pulp fiction,jon travolta can dance.Payjoe
Brenda Cooper, science fiction author, futurist, and tech executive discusses her novels with Glen Hiemstra, founder of Futurist****. Her current novel series explores the interaction and conflict between biologically enhanced and "natural" humans as they colonize a distant world. The Silver Ship and the Sea won the Endeavor Award for best science fiction or fantasy novel released by a Northwest author in 2007, and her most recent novel, Reading the Wind, is the second book in the series. The third book, Wings of Creation, will be out in November of 2009. Learn about Brenda's work at www.brendacooper****. Visit us at www.futurist**** to learn more about futurist speakers and programs. Distributed by Tubemogul.
La Toscana scelta come location per la nuova fiction in costume di Mediaset. "Il falco e la Colomba", ambientata nel '500, sarà girata nei luoghi più suggestivi della nostra regione.