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.
My Review of Children of Dune by Frank Herbert
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 […]
A little thing I thought.
What if we were in fact seeded by some space faring civilization long ago. I know it’s probably not the case, but still it’s fun to think about. Let’s say that you and I are some genetic experiment left to its own devices on some backwater planet somewhere. What if our creators left us somewhere […]
Quote about Corporations.
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 nothingless void.
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.
Quote about now
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.
We persist as memories.
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 […]
Nothing more to do than grow.
I work in a retail industry that is surprisingly booming during this crisis, never a day goes by when I don’t feel like I haven’t learned something new in these tumultuous times I live in. My education in my scholarly endeavors have given me a broadened outlook on the natural world, mostly in the realm […]
The Horror Of A Thousand Suns
short horror story idea/manuscript
A New World
I wish I could give you the world my friends. You deserve all the love and joy in the world, but you and I know that the path to our happiness is frought with pain and misery. Heavens Gate is only an infinite distance from your current destination. Know that me and you are in […]