Let me start by saying that this series of books has been a huge inspiration for me, especially to start new things and to always look for more scifi adventures to immerse myself in. Reading the first three books will always be a great memory to have while attending my first years of university, the […]
I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone through me I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has […]
https://theconversation.com/science-fiction-builds-mental-resiliency-in-young-readers-135513 A very nice little article in reading by Ester Jones from The Conversation. But the critical thinking and agile habits of mind prompted by this type of literature may actually produce resilience and creativity that everyday life and reality typically do not.
The Dune saga is essential for any science fiction reader, and if you loved the first book then the next two books are definitely worth the effort to read. I would personally say that Children of Dune is the best out of the first three books. Herbert’s world building and prolific imagery is arguably the […]
https://spectrum.ieee.org/artificial-intelligence/machine-learning/this-ai-poet-mastered-rhythm-rhyme-and-natural-language-to-write-like-shakespeare THIS IS IT. The penultimate moment of human creation, imagine what the ancients would have thought about this milestone in technology. Think about it, we humans pride ourselves with our endless creativity and capabilities of poetic mastery. What does this mean? Insane to think that a machine can emulate the most prolific poet in […]
I was reading, when in one of the chapter’s forwards, I stumbled upon this magnificent excerpt. It is a letter to the most powerful corporation in the Known Universe of the Dune Saga. What you of the CHOAM directorate seem unable to understand is that you seldom find real loyalties in commerce. When did you […]
The nihilists will tell you that there is no reason to be afraid of death! Before you were born, for all we know; you already experienced the void. So what’s the difference after you die? Live your life friends.
As you were reading a fine book in the pleasant morning sun, a sudden but intense feeling arose up inside you. Perhaps it was something you ate; a tense moment awashed with mixed emotions flushed through you. The twilight sun shines through your window, the pages in your hands felt as though they were nonexistent […]
His ordinary awareness persisted in the singular flow of now, reflecting a universe of uncertainties. Children of Dune -F Frank Herbet A beautiful sentence I read.
I have been reading Children of Dune by Frank Herbert, and the philosophical tones of this book are much more pronounced, in my opinion, with this book than the first two Dune books. A quote in one of the forwards of a chapter is a prime example of some of the most thought provoking things […]