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The Day Of The Triffids - by John Wyndham (1951)

In this classic science fiction novel, triffids are plants that have been bio-engineered to produce a high-quality oil extract. They give off a poison, however, and have to be handled carefully. 256 more words

Fiction

Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

The year is 2131. The world is still shaken after the violent collision with a meteorite in 2077 when “the cities of Padua und Verona were wiped from the face of the Earth; and the last glories of Venice sank forever beneath the sea as the waters of the Adriatic came thundering landward after the hammer blow from space.” 264 more words

Reviews

Dark Hall Mansion & Kilian Eng Take Us To The "Forbidden Planet"

In 1956, fans journeyed to the 23rd century in the sensational sci-fi classic by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, “Forbidden Planet.”  This movie’s special effects were nominated for an Academy Award and it gave us one of pop culture’s most identifiable figures, … 1,005 more words

Art

Blogging Against Disablism Day: Doctor Who and Disability

Spoilers: Spoilers for some events and characters through Series Four of the rebooted Doctor Who. No significant spoilers after that.

Warnings: This review discusses ableism and references certain events during the Holocaust. 2,267 more words

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Radio Free Albemuth by Philip K. Dick

Radio Free Albemuth by Philip K. Dick

In Radio Free Albemuth, Dick describes an alternate reality in which a man, Ferris Freemont, has manipulated events, including the murder of JFK and other politicians, in order to rise to power.  415 more words

Books

What I Learned from ANIMAL FARM

One summer evening when I was in high school, I was sitting in the parking lot of my part-time job (Captain D’s, worse job I ever had, by the way). 644 more words

General

Recent Reads: A Canticle for Leibowitz

This novel begins with the discovery of holy relics, which makes it worth recounting the way in which the book came into my possession. Last summer we took a beach vacation with my parents. 372 more words

Science Fiction