Monthly Archives: June 2018

Josiah Bancroft – Arm of the Sphinx (2015) Review

Also in this series: Senlin Ascends (2013) Josiah Bancroft’s Books of Babel series has so far really been the story of Thomas Senlin. He was a sympathetic, interestingly layered person in Senlin Ascends (2013) and the sequel does an outstanding … Continue reading

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Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) Review

7.5/10 Inside Llewyn Davis shows us a young man (Oscar Isaac) who’s trying to break out as a successful musician, but all we see is him failing at that goal. He had a small measure of success with his erstwhile … Continue reading

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Peter Watts – Blindsight (2006) Review

9.5/10 Time for a reread of Peter Watts’ Blindsight. Ever since I discovered this novel a few years ago and rushed through it at a feverish pace within hours, I’ve had a fascination for it. Dense, mind-boggling, cutting-edge, horrifyingly bleak, … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin (2018) & In the Loop (2009), films by Armando Iannucci.

This movie confused me a lot. Not the story – the story is straightforward – but what the director was trying to go for. It is obviously a political satire, but at the same time it is so serious and … Continue reading

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M. John Harrison – Light (2002) Review

Although M. John Harrison writes SF and Fantasy fiction, he often places himself outside of the current trends and subgenres. He often writes against the genres, instead of being part of them. When Fantasy authors were busy writing Tolkien inspired … Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Review

The park got destroyed. Now dinosaurs roam the island. Professional hunters are paid to put the dinosaurs in cages and transport them to the mainland. Sounds familiar? Yeah, for the first hour, Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom follows Steven Spielberg’s … Continue reading

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James S.A. Corey – Abaddon’s Gate (2013) Review

Also in this series: Leviathan Wakes (2011) Caliban’s War (2012) Things have calmed down since the events of previous books. James Holden and his crew are doing well and the solar system is still split up between Earth, Mars and … Continue reading

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