Lost takes off

They’re using the word ‘hit’ so it must be true, right? It’s no secret that Lost has already gained quite a fanbase – there’s already a fan site, several Livejournal communities, and even Sawyer fangirls.

And naturally, interviews with the actors. Evangeline Lilly (Kate) on her first speaking role ever; Daniel Dae Kim (Jin)and Yunjin Kim (Sun); Terry O’Quinn (Locke); and Dominic Monaghan (Charlie).

Also in the press, some theories about what’s in that jungle. I don’t know about you, but I’m holding out for Sleestaks. But the theory in the article makes much more sense and probably doesn’t have copyright issues. Or bad rubber suits.

Although… my Cthulhu is missing…

The New Tales

It is as I have forseen… The official site has posted a preview of one the stories in Tales #21. Now, I’ve been very fatalistic about this issue, because I dearly love teh funneh of the old Tales and ‘continuity’ is a word that has long since come to mean ‘fanboy stuff not worth the headache’ for me, and really, this isn’t helping.

Although I did gain some amusement from the fact that the main character in the preview is channeling Black!Leather!Gambit.

Robin Hobb’s Latest Fantasy

I’ve been rereading Robin Hobb’s Liveship Trilogy to take the sting of my rereading of the NJO. (Seriously, Mr. Salvatore? Show don’t tell.) and on a lark I checked out her web site for some random info… And she’s posted a tiny bit regarding her next trilogy in the FAQ:

I’m working on a new trilogy, with the very tentative working title of Soldier Son. You may have read that the title was going to be Second Son. Actually, that is the title of an excellent work by Jennifer Fallon. I had just read the first book of it, and given it a recommendation, and the title must have been clinging to the edges of my brain cells when I was asked for the title of MY new trilogy. Very sorry for all the confusion! I’m not saying much more about my new work in progress right now, as it is very easy for me to talk an idea to death and then feel like I’ve taken all the fun out of actually writing it.

Google turned up a bit more, including a summary of sorts. Alas, the series doesn’t seem to take place in the same world as the Farseer and Liveship novels, but I’m not going to whine too much.

If you’re a Hobb fan, you can keep up with the news and speculation at this fan board or Fitz is Stupid, a community on Livejournal.