As a general rule, I love Escape Pod. The stories (and readers!) tend to be excellent, however this week must be the exception which proves the rule. Maybe it’s because I never got into the whole MMORPG thing but I found this week’s story to be a bad rewrite/adaption of Groundhog Day. The movie wasn’t all that great and Save Me Plz is even worse. At least in Groundhog Day Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, had to do all the work himself; in Save Me Plz, Devon forces Meg into doing all the work for him. Even worse she liked the world the way it was!
So I say shame on you Mr. Eley for bringing us this tripe and implore you to look for more stories like:
- #005: Snow Day
- #007: The Trouble With Death Traps
- #013: The Once and Future Dentist
- #020: The Burning Bush
- #028: Your Corporate Network and the Forces of Darkness
- #031: Robots and Falling Hearts
- #034: Free Will, Baby
- #038: L’Alchimista
- #039: My Friend is a Lesbian Zombie
- #042: Practical Villainy
- #045: Are You Ready For the End of the World?
- #047: Poet for Hire
- #052: Single White Farmhouse
- #054: Tk’tk’tk
- #056: The Clockwork Atom Bomb
- #061: I Look Forward To Remembering You
- #064: Head of State
- #070: Squonk the Dragon
- #075: Nano Comes to Clifford Falls
- #076: The Dinner Game
- #078: The Shoulder of Giants
- #082: Travels With My Cats
- #100: Nightfall
- #102: The Angle of My Dreams
- #104: Lust for Learning
- #110: Frankie the Spook
- #123: Niels Bohr and the Sleeping Dane
- Why no, this post is not a blatant attempt at being named BofW and getting a free book from Escape Pod. What would ever give you that idea. *grin*
- Ok, I could be fibbing when I made the above comment.
- Alright I was fibbing and it is a blatant attempt at just that.
- However I also wrote up this post to draw attention to what I feel are the very, very best of Escape Pod. Any sci-fi and/or fantasy fans not listening to Escape Pod should start and they should definitely start with the stories on this list!
- EP134: Me and My Shadow
Without question, Me and My Shadow the best episode of Escape Pod I’ve listened to in quite some tim …
- More Books
I finished reading I, Robot and while I enjoyed some of the stories; as a whole the book just didn’t …
- Need to write a thesis?
I was over at Kuro5hin and ran across an article titled How-To: Write your doctoral thesis. I’ve nev …
- Top Ten Signs…
One of my co-workers was having a rough morning and came up with this most amusing list. Top Ten Sig …
- Realistic Friendship Promises
I saw this post over at Mindful Musings and thought it was too cool, but also too short. So here’s t …