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New Wave Music

A month or so ago I started making playlists based on tracks that reminded me of some of my favourite fantasy authors: here are versions of them (minus a couple of obscure 80s Australian indie tracks which aren’t on GrooveShark) 26 more words

Music

Rainer Werner Fassbinder made a sci-fi film?! Welt am Draht (World On A Wire)

Renowned director of New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, was an insanely prolific filmmaker. In fifteen short years he shot 40(!) feature length films, all the while working on multiple projects in theater, radio, TV, and acting in his, and others, films, not to mention that he performed manifold duties on most of these sets. 415 more words

Blade Runner

BOOKTOBERFEST GUEST BLOG: Five Standout Dicks - A Tribute to Philip K. Dick (by David Henley)

If you ever tried the Dick challenge and attempted to read all of Philip K. Dick’s science fiction works, after a while you may have felt, as I did, that all those strange worlds and characters seemed to blend together and it is hard to remember what happens in each book. 662 more words

Australian Author

Frase de la semana / Phrase of the week

“We did not fall because of a moral error; we fall because of an intelectual error…”

- Philip K. Dick

Valis

Desde nuestra distorsión epistemológica, la realidad deviene en lo que no es. 15 more words

Epistemology

A Question of Replicants

Yes, if you have not guessed it, this is a post about the movie Blade Runner.  First of all, let me preface this post by saying I was not a fan when I first saw this movie in 1982.  1,380 more words

Thoughts

On Starting Religions

I mentioned a couple entries ago that I had toyed with the idea of starting a religion as a bid to maybe give myself a karmic edge (which I considered to be an act of bargaining with the curious fortune of having been who I was in a previous life) but I think the subject deserves more discussion because it’s something I’ve thought deeply about. 950 more words

Review | Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Well? Do they?

Summary

On a post-nuclear war Earth, most of humanity has left to colonize other planets. In order to promote emmigration from Earth, people are offered Androids as personal assistants. 548 more words

Review