Science fiction

“Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.”

Science fiction is often about technology, yet there are some fictional universes where some technologies we take for granted are taboo. Let's take computers, for example. Religious dictats are as prevalent in one world as strictures against Muslims and Jews eating bacon are here, today, arguably even more enforced. That is the world of Frank… Continue reading “Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.”

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Book Review

Book Review: Far Side of the Rubicon by Erik Wecks

I can't believe it has taken me a year to read this seeing as the writer once described me as "one of his favourite review bloggers" or words to that effect. I've read four of his works to date, and I was very keen to read this, part one of a trilogy set in the… Continue reading Book Review: Far Side of the Rubicon by Erik Wecks

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“Every time I shut my eyes… it’s always the same.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8BSlqHAhuY This past Sunday I watched Danny Boyle's Sunshine for about the tenth time. At the time of release four years ago I seem to remember it getting some mixed reviews with very few reviews praising it. Having just looked on IMDB, time seems to have been kind to the film with an average viewer… Continue reading “Every time I shut my eyes… it’s always the same.”