Show #38 will cover "The Forever War" by Joe Haldeman.
Originally serialized in Analog magazine in 1972, it was first published in novel form in 1974, and it won the Nebula Award in 1975 and the Hugo Award in 1976.
Feature Discussion: Summer, David, Brian and Jen tackle Invasion of the Body Snatchers, both the 1956 version startting Kevin McCarthy, and the 1978 remake starring Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum. The 1956 version was based on a story called "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney, that was first serialized in Collier's Magazine in 1954, and published as a novel in 1955.
Show #37 will cover Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Discussion will include both the 1956 version and the 1978 version, so make sure you study up!
"Sapphire and Steel have been assigned."
The blurb on the back of the case reads: "The spiritual precursor to The X-Files, SAPPHIRE AND STEEL is one of the most atmospheric, mysterious, and compelling television programs ever made. Joanna Lumley and David McCallum star as alien investigators sent to Earth to monitor and police ruptures in time."
As promised last fall, my old reviews from before I joined Dragon Page will be reposted here shortly.
I couldn't decide if it would be better to repost them with the original dates (thus dating them before KAMN existed), or just post them new, with a tagline saying when they were originally done. Brian liked the posting them new idea, so that won out.
Feature Discussion: Welcome newcomer ninja stunt double Jen Crawford. Jen is a big fan of 90s TV, so we'll have to explore that in future KAMN episodes.
David, Brian and Jen chat about "The Broken Lands", Book One of the "Empire of the East" trilogy by Fred Saberhagen, first published in 1968, and most recently printed in an omnibus collection of the entire trilogy by Tor in 2004.
2008 is an auspicious year.
It's the year that Matt Stover's epic Heroes Die becomes eligible for KAMN discussion.
This is the book that rekindled my interest in fantasy by showing me that fantasy could be so much more, and yes, validating the feeling that I hadn't been getting enough story in my stories.
Show #36 will cover Fred Saberhagen's The Broken Lands, Book 1 of the Empire of the East trilogy.
Published initially as separate volumes, it was consolidated into the omnibus edition sometime around 1978-79 for reprinting, and has been that way ever since.
Feature Discussion: David, Brian and Summer chat about the 1987 cult feature Near Dark, written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein and Tim Thomerson, and featuring a soundtrack by Tangerine Dream.
We've had a lot of requests during the time we've been doing this to do a show on "Foundation."
A lot of requests.
I haven't put it on the schedule yet, simply because of how much work I've been doing lately, but for some reason I kept getting hints and reminders about Foundation over the past 2 months.
Show #35 will be discussion about Near Dark, a 1987 cult classic, starring Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Jenette Goldstein.
Vampires, cowboys, and romance, with a Tangerine Dream soundtrack. What's not to like?
Feature Discussion: David, Brian and Summer discuss the Hugo and Nebula Award winning 1970 novel Ringworld, by Larry Niven.
The Ninjas talk about this classic SF novel, and also discuss how this type of story has held up over time. David's a big fan of the Ringworld series, and even he admits there are some issues with some of the more recent sequels.