So I haven't posted anything in a week or so because I was in England. (I'd meant to mention it, but I ran out of time to post before catching the plane.) Among things of interest on the religion front, I saw Howard Brenton's play In Extremis at Shakespeare's Globe (in groundling seats in the pouring rain, no less). It's billed as being about Abelard and Heloise, but the second act has more to do with Abelard and Bernard of Clairvaux. It's an excellent play of ideas that makes its theological ideas quite palatable, even to a bunch of people standing in the rain.
On a the sf-nal front, I:
- Picked up some out-of-print-in-the-States books at Forbidden Planet, including Philip K. Dick's mainstream novel In Milton Lumky Territory and Alan Moore's Complete Future Shocks, collecting some of his earliest work in 2000 AD.
- Saw Danny Boyle's film Sunshine, which doesn't open here until later this year. A full review will follow, for now, suffice to say that I loved it.
- Bought some Jelly Babies.