Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Foundation – some spectacle – but generally bland and contrary to the books

Exploring cerebral themes of economics and culture, Foundation was always going to struggle as a series. Decades ago, as a teenager, I really loved the books. The TV show is well produced and has some spectacular scenes and moments, such … Continue reading

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Dies Irae

There are many Dies Irae in many movies, from Star Wars when Luke sees his uncle and aunt have been murdered, Simba watching the Lion King stampeded underfoot, and of course the Hobbit and LOTR and Sweeny Todd. But this … Continue reading

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I just finished Hyperion

I listened to the first Hyperion novel on Audible. It was an interesting storytelling tactic having the multiple storytellers flesh out the worldbuilding. But maybe I’m getting a bit picky in my old age – where was the climactic ending? … Continue reading

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Best “fixed” Season 8 of Game of Thrones I’ve seen yet

Again – extreme language warning – but his plot is so much better than what actually happened in that last awful Season 8 of Game of Thrones that I just had to include it. The thing that I really appreciate … Continue reading

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A more positive version of fantasy and SciFi – “Hopepunk”

A dear friend asked me to comment on this (long) article about Hopepunk. If you are a writer, it might be worth reading it. Rob Hopkins – founder of the Transition Towns local economy and local food movement – interviews … Continue reading

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