Thanks to the excellent My Bookish Ways, who agreed to host a blog by me this week on the heels of Dust and Desire‘s publication. You can read it here, a little piece about creating a memorable villain.
Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)
Extraordinary. Poignant. Awe-inspiring.
Standout track: Stay
Blade Runner (Vangelis)
Compelling. Exuberant. Exhilarating.
Standout track: Memories of Green
Symphony No. 3 (Witold Lutoslawski)
Frantic. Haunting. Magnificent.
Standout segment: Final movement
Inception (Hans Zimmer)
Surging. Thrilling. Epic.
Standout track: Time
The Bourne Trilogy (John Powell)
Propulsive. Edgy. Soaring.
Standout track: Berlin Foot Chase
All three soundtracks are worth a listen. Tip: ditch Moby…
Yesterday I discovered that my story, Rosenlaui, will be included in Constable & Robinson‘s forthcoming The Mammoth Book of Professor Moriarty Adventures, edited by the venerable Maxim Jakubowski. The story concerns events in Meiringen, Switzerland, on the eve of that momentous confrontation at the Reichenbach Falls.
This is only the second time I’ve ever written a story containing someone else’s creation (I had a story in Stephen Jones’ Dracula anthology – another ‘Mammoth’ book – back in 1997), and I had enormous fun with it. I would certainly consider doing something similar in future (are you listening, Ian Fleming Publications?).