October 01, 2008

Notes From A DVD Geek

by Jeremy Lassen

Happy October, horror fans.  This is the month in which all of the good, bad and indifferent horror movies come out on DVD.  Luckily, I’m here to point out the good stuff.

Before we get started with the horror movies, I wanted to point out one of the more interesting anime shows I’ve run across. . . a post-apocalyptic steampunk adventure in a world were androids and humans live side by side:  "Ergo Proxy".  This one went 24 episodes, and is worth checking out, now that it's available as a single box set DVD release.  The director of "Ergo Proxy" is the director who brought us the 2003 series "Witch Hunter Robin".  If you haven’t seen either of these, you might want to check them out.

September Bestsellers

1) Anathem by Neal Stephenson
2) Paul of Dune by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert
3) Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
4) The Steel Remains (UK) by Rickard K. Morgan
5) The Scourge of God by S.M. Stirling
6) Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
7) Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
8) Return of the Crimson Guard (UK) by Ian Cameron Esslemont
9) The Night Sessions (UK) by Ken MacLeod
10) An Evil Guest by Gene Wolfe

Mass Market:
1) The Sunrise Lands by S.M. Stirling
2) Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
3) Night of Knives (UK) by Ian Cameron Esslemont
4) Debatable Space by Philip Palmer
5) Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
6) Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
7) The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy
8) Halting State by Charles Stross
9) Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
10) Acacia by David Anthony Durham

Trade Paperback:
1) The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams
2) Toll the Hounds by Steven Erikson
3) World War Z by Max Brooks tie with
        Content by Cory Doctorow
4) Blindsight by Peter Watts
5) Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie