• Fiona McIntosh: Voyager Author of the Month

    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons. Her website is at www.fionamcintosh.com.

    Her latest book, The Scrivener's Tale, is a stand-alone and takes us back to the world of Morgravia from her very first series, The Quickening:


    About The Scrivener's Tale:

    In the bookshops and cafes of present-day Paris, ex-psychologist Gabe Figaret is trying to put his shattered life back together. When another doctor, Reynard, asks him to help with a delusional female patient, Gabe is reluctant... until he meets her. At first Gabe thinks the woman, Angelina, is merely terrified of Reynard, but he quickly discovers she is not quite what she seems.

    As his relationship with Angelina deepens, Gabe's life in Paris becomes increasingly unstable. He senses a presence watching and following every move he makes, and yet he finds Angelina increasingly irresistible.

    When Angelina tells Gabe he must kill her and flee to a place she calls Morgravia, he is horrified. But then Angelina shows him that the cathedral he has dreamt about since childhood is real and exists in Morgravia.

    A special 10th Anniversary edition of her first fantasy book, Myrren's Gift, will be released in December!

     

     

Buffy rebuffed?

So the news came in that They are planning a new Buffy … sans Joss Whedon, creator of Awesome. But we here at Voyager HQ agree that there’s no need/want/reason for a new Buffy. We like  LOVE old Buffy, as in Sarah Michelle Gellar AND Kristy Swanson just fine. Not to mention Spike, Angel, Darla, Drusilla, Giles, Willow, Xander, Anya, the Master, the Mayor, even Riley, annoyingly whingey as he became. Okay, maybe not Riley. 

How about you? New Buffy? Old Buffy? Too young to know about Buffy? Maybe you’re more down with vampires in Twilight? If so, here’s a well-known video that shows Buffy V a certain pale and handsome modern vampyre. As you can see, the Buffster kicks butt! Every time!

Here’s the article from io9.com with Joss Whedon’s response to the news that revealed this travesty to us.

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8 Responses

  1. First – that video is SENSATIONAL! Oh, how I love Buffy.

    Second – Joss Whedon rocks. Been loving the comments in the article linked to – some people don’t get sarcasm or irony in writing, do they?

  2. OMG that was a fabulous clip. It just goes to show how film is created in the editing room!

    I love original Buffy and I’m curious to see the new. Can we be on both teams?

    • The short answer is ‘No’! 😉 But seriously, I really do feel this is a case of ‘too soon’ and the original ain’t broke so don’t try to fix it. Perhaps they will do something stunning and new but I somehow doubt it.

  3. No Joss Whedon no Buffy. The script was part of the charm of Buffy and of course the glorious characters. Can you imagine the dogs brekky that mainstream hollywood would make. They do not have a great track record.

  4. I don’t think there is a Buffy without Joss Whedon. Joss Whedon is Buffy. He is her wit and her strength and her charm.

    And, can you imagine a Xander monologue coming from anyone other than Nicholas Brendan? Or anyone kicking butt as good as SMG? How can anyone replace Spike or Angel?

    In the words of Eliza Dushku ” Joss made the “Buffster” & without him… I just don’t trust the girl. Or the world.”

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