Category Archives: science fiction

Allegorical 

Rumpelstiltskin – ever wondered what he was really up to? Goblins. Ever wondered if ALL those goblins in those dreadfully protracted middle earth movies were all CGI? The Saracen’s head – it’s not really a ‘head’ though is it? It’s … Continue reading

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On a (solo) mission

This is the best book I have read in ages. The lone voice of Mark Watney, delivered in his diary entries is captivating. This is edge-of-the-seat stuff and I don’t care if the ‘science’ doesn’t stack up or not but … Continue reading

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Epic

   Once again, Neal Stephenson delivers a truly epic read. This is an exploration of what it means to be human and how we develop society. It starts with a catastrophic event and how the people of earth respond to … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts

What do we all know about Frankenstein? That question could be helpfully rephrased as ‘what do we all think we know about Frankenstein based on some cultural references which are less than helpful?’. The book itself turns all the cultural … Continue reading

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Swimming

  The fourth book of the ‘hitch-hiker’ series. I’m not going to grace it with the conceit that it is a ‘trilogy’ because it is not.  It is however, a good story. Once again, Adams moved away from the pointless … Continue reading

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Ah ha!

   Well. It took three books but finally! A story. This one had a story with all the usual normal constructions of a story and a good one at that. It features all the main characters from the previous books … Continue reading

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The Restaurant at the end of the yawniverse 

   Seriously ? Why has this become a ‘classic’. It’s ok at best. The events follow those of the hitch-hikers guide to the Galaxy and roughly develop the plot further but in truth apart from a (very vague), existential discussion … Continue reading

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