Frank Wu and his wife Brianna ‘Spacekat’ Wu have designed a game called REVOLUTION 60. It looks quite awesome! The back-story sees the resurrection of a cold war environment, though this time with China, a return to space, Secrets-in-Space and the adventures of a crew of female operatives from the shady, quasi-governmental agency known as Chessboard. Hmmm. Could we all be pawns in an interplanetary game of chess? (Perhaps we are already….) I don’t know and I don’t care – I’m in love with the whole thing, from Brianna’s renderings of Commander Holiday and the rest of her crew to Frank’s space station N313 to his AKB93 stabby laser rifle.
Here’s Commander Holiday (almost as alluring as Brianna, almost)
Ima gonna be gettin me a copy! When it goes on sale in October of this year!
Speaking of things coming back, SFSignal informs us that many of the interviews from a west coast radio show called Hour 25 can now be found on YouTube. Famously, Harlan Ellison often hosted the show and can be heard serving as sidekick in some episodes as well. The show itself is still going on and the folks over there have been talking for a while about making their archives available. Perhaps this represents the beginning of that effort. You can listen to many of your favorite authors and artists on Youtube, including Philip K. Dick, the Pinis, Larry Niven & Jerry Pournellem Harry Harrison. Me, I’m holding out for the shows they did with A. Bertram Chandler. (The link is to clips from the show, Harry Harrison talking about Fandom!)
And speaking of Fandom – tomorrow I will be running a piece featuring Steve Stiles and his artwork that has been synonymous with fanzine and convention fandom for years!