This week, Kelly talks about George Romero’s zombies and Mel reads a space book.
Book: Fluency by Jen Foehner Wells aka @Jenthulhu
- A Science Fiction novel that centers around a linguist named Jane Holloway attempting to make first contact with an alien species. Jane and her fellow astronauts have been sent to investigate a silent alien spaceship that has been sitting out past Mars for several decades.
- Mel assures Kelly that while there is some romance in this novel, this isn’t a “bodice-ripping-in-space” story.
- The author has included a number of fun nerd references. See if you can find them all!
- Check out the author’s website here and Fluency on Goodreads.
Movie/Documentary: Birth of the Living Dead
- 1968. Peace. Love. And the Undead.
- The story of George Romero’s creation of ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ZOMBIES!
- Learn about how he got his start in film making with Mr. Rogers and Calgon.
- You might want to watch ‘Night of the Living Dead‘ again first.
- Check it out on Netflix!
And a bonus video, just for Mel…
Social Media Recommendations:
Mel:@PopSci: the twitter account of Popular Science magazine. They recently told Mel about a killer amoeba who calls way more people than sharks every year.
Kelly: @CrapTaxidermy: Like it sounds, they memorialize unfortunate examples of very bad attempts at taxidermy.