First off, before I talk about a new tarot deck and book, both of which are coming out this month, I must, with great sadness, announce the cancellation of Almost Human by the ever-so-brilliant (sarcasm dripping heavily here) Fox Network.
Yex, the very same Fox Network that cancelled Firefly after one season.
Why, oh why, does Fox do this? Bring on a great show and then not even give it a frikkin’ chance?
I should be thankful they didn’t cancel Sleepy Hollow, another favorite of mine, but that’s probably because it was a surprising breakout hit. I just wish Almost Human could have stayed on also. I really liked that show. As I noted on Facebook, it was one of the few SF shows that showed a future that wasn’t mired in a dystopian sinkhow. It showed a future that was not only plausible but pretty much like life today. Not perfect, but not broken either. The characters were great, particularly Karl Urban (who was becoming one of my favorite grumpy cops) and Michael Ealy as his robot partner.
Ah, man, I am so, so mad!
Okay, take a deep breath. Maybe, just maybe, another network might pick it up. One can only hope, I suppose
The tarot deck and book I want to tell you about have not yet been released (scheduled for release this month), but both are available for pre-order over at Amazon.
I can not wait to get my hands on this deck! It’s not only gorgeous but it has a pirate in it! Yes, a pirate. He’s called the Corsair and he’s one of the Mentors of the deck. In this deck, instead of court cards, there are what are known as Troupe cards and they’re divided into four parts: Mentors, Mystics, Muses and Messengers. Another aspect of this deck that I’m really excited about.
The tarot book that’s also scheduled for release this month is 356 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day by Sasha Graham. Graham is also the author of Tarot Diva, which is a great book if you’re looking for a book that integrates the tarot with modern day life.
I have other books on tarot spreads, but since spreads are so important when using tarot, I figure one can never have too many books on spreads. Or books on tarot. Or tarot decks! 🙂