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MOVIE REVIEW: Arrival —

Arrival is the next Science Fiction blockbuster on the block – or so I thought. Much in the same way that the trailer for Inception chose to focus on its more Hollywood elements: explosions, spectacle, conflict, so too the trailer for Arrival is something of a red-herring.

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Social And Literary

Why I Like: Foundation Novels Pt 2

My first post (” “) in this series (” “) was sort of a combination between two types of posts I intend to frequent. ‘Reminiscing’ will be a stream of conscious exercise in a subject I just feel like discussing and my memories of it, probably related to something else I’m doing. 849 more words

Asimov

Second-hand bookshops and Issac Asimov - The Naked Sun book review 

The most recent book I read is a testament to reading and the brilliance of quirky second-hand shops. I was walking around during my lunch break at work trying to get some fresh air after a hard few hours when I stumbled across an ageing shop front. 487 more words

Reviews

Baking a Book

Ya know how you read a really good novel, mysteries especially, but not necessarily, and in the end the author takes all those little bits and pieces and threads he’s been leaving lying around, and with a few magic passes he brings them all together into one big, cohesive ball and  you say, “My gosh, he’s been planning that all along! 293 more words

Writing

The Ford Factor: Mad scientists and corporate villains

The following may contain some spoilers up to Episode 5 of Westworld.

SO HBO’s Westworld (on Sky Atlantic here in the UK) is progressing nicely, though even now at five episodes in it’s probably still a little too early to start speculating about what is going on exactly. 1,734 more words

Media

Tuesday Review - The Naked Sun

The Naked Sun was one of my opportunistic purchases, 50p from a second hand bookstall on the way out of a shop. In fact it was another Asimov that caught my eye, the classic ‘Foundation’, which I’ve already got but I picked it up anyway and there was The Naked Sun underneath. 282 more words