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Kubrick’s Ubiquitous Monolith – Delusion and Degeneration in 2001: A Space Odyssey

In the spring of 1964, sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke received a letter from one Stanley Kubrick, inquiring if the former had any concepts adaptable to “the proverbial good science fiction movie” (Clarke, vii). 2,988 more words

Essays

‘Suddenly he was weeping like a child, his self-control dissolved by the remembrance of all the familiar, disregarded beauties of the Earth he had forever lost’ – Arthur C.

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2001 and Pink Floyd's Echoes

For those of you who enjoy something a bit trippier – the infamous syncing of Pink Floyd s Echoes and the final act of 201 a Space Odyssey… 11 more words

Science Fiction

April 2015 Blind Spot – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

As far as film blind spot goes, this is perhaps one of the most glaring for me given its iconic status. Well, better late than never right? 1,043 more words

Flix Reviews

Interstellar, The Cooper Station and Rama

As always I’m behind on films, but last night I watched Interstellar. I really didn’t know what to make of it. The science behind it was based on the work of theoretical physicist Kip Thorne. 218 more words

Books And Films

Give a man a fish, or teach him to fish?

I’ve been asked why, despite being a technologist by background, I don’t write about tech, or cover the most recently exposed exploits. Most security professionals spend most of their time selling, implementing, maintaining and monitoring technology. 505 more words

Security

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

To cut to the chase, I was going to give this 6 stars (out of 10) as I was approaching the end of the story. Clarke put together so many solid sci-fi ideas in this novel, but the connection with characters just wasn’t there. 277 more words

Novels