Wednesday, 1 March 2017
What The Hell
the end of the universe;
supernatural realms -
- including Hell.
Prose fiction is enjoyable but it is good to alternate it with the visual media of graphic fiction and screen drama. We want to see Poul Anderson's and SM Stirling's works adapted and dramatized. If Game Of Thrones can go onto TV, then so can the King of Ys and Emberverse.
Recent encounters with Hell in other media
In Smallville: "Escape," a Banshee escapes from the Underworld;
in Hellblazer: Original Sins (New York, 1992) by Jamie Delano, yuppie demons invest the City of London, "intangibles in perpetuity" means an immortal soul and, in the financial district of Hell, Belial, deceived by a bluff from John Coinstantine, telephones, "Sell all UK stock immediately. Move into Catholics or Moslems. Do it now before the news panics the exchange." (p. 16)
A very different take on Hell from Steve Matuchek's raid into the Low Continuum in Poul Anderson's Operation Chaos.