Saturday, May 21, 2011

A New Look!

If you've visited here before, you may notice that I gave the site a facelift. I was trying to figure out how to get the blog format to do some things that I want it to do, and in the process I gave the site a new look.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Another snippet

Here's another clip from the introduction (pp. 3-4):

"One of the show's trademarks is to leave questions unanswered: Was Scully's cancer cured by a miracle or by alien technology in 'Redux II' (5x03)? Were Father Joe's visions really from God in I Want to Believe? While frustrating fans, such ambiguity also leaves open the possibilities for viewers of all persuasions. Questions are posed, issues are raised, but answers are never delivered on a silver platter. As in life, there are clues along the way, open to interpretation depending on your preconceptions and prejudices. In the end, when the credits roll and issues remained unresolved, the question ultimately turns back to the audience itself: what do you believe?"

Friday, May 13, 2011

An appetizer

Since a good portion of the beginning of the book is available to view through Amazon and through the sample Kindle book, I thought I might post the occasional snippet of text from those sample sections, to give you an appetizer for the book. Here is today's snippet (from the introduction, p. 3):

"This is where The X-Files distinguishes itself among sci-fi television shows; in fact, Chris Carter has resisted labeling The X-Files as sci-fi because he always wanted the show to have a solid foundation in the reality of our present world. As he has often remarked, 'the show is only as scary as it is real.' Part of that reality is the acknowledgment that real people--real humans--have religious convictions and religious struggles. Unexplainable things happen in the real world, and many people attribute these events to the supernatural or divine."