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 […]
My review of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Want to know the answer to the Great Question? Read this classic and prepare for an outrageous story with colossal scale and a truly funny adventure by the disheveled Arthur Dent. First on Earth trying to prevent the destruction of his house for the continuation of a highway, then inexplicably the Earth is destroyed to […]
Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers
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 […]
Your Last Day On Earth by Juan Manuel Cardoza Jr.
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 […]
Westworld Season 3 Finale
I thought this season was a great addition to the world of Westworld. Its futuristic setting and mind boggling twists and turns made me feel like this was an actual representation of our world, from the point of view of sentient robots. The season was still not a great as the first season, but I […]
Books I recommend.
Dune Series by Frank Herbert. Dune (1965) Dune Messiah (1969) Children of Dune (1976) God Emperor of Dune (1981) Heretics of Dune (1984) Chapterhouse: Dune (1985) Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov Foundation (1951) Foundation and Empire (1952) Second Foundation (1953) Foundations’ Edge (1982) Foundation and Earth (1986) Prelude to Foundation (1988) Forward the Foundation (1993) […]
Book Review of Hell is the Absence of God by Ted Chiang
I recently picked up Ted Chiang’s collection of short stories and have been mind blown by most of his stories. Especially when I finally got the chance to read Story of Your Life, which is the novel that Denis Villeneuve used in one of my favorite movies, Arrival. His stories definitely need to be to […]