November 28, 2011

House of the Scorpion

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 11:49 pm

The first big difference I noticed with this novel is how much it lacks typical sci-fi motifs.  There is no significant advancement of technology or any alien encounters.  The world is not in absolute disaster as people struggle to cope with how much the world has changed. There is especially a lack of weird sex as […]

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November 22, 2011

A Different Perspective

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 2:11 pm

Caught…I cannot believe we were caught.  All by that stupid net gun thing they had when they boarded our ship.  Why had we got so close to them when we should have just backed away down the corridor Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.  Now we are up shit creek without a paddle and if these beings, humans, I […]

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November 16, 2011


Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 11:41 pm

“We can be utterly useless, or we can try and compete against the vampires and the constructs and the AIs. And perhaps you can tell me how to do that without turning into a-an utter freak.” pg. 252 I found this part of BlindSight compelling because it got me thinking about what choices these characters […]

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October 31, 2011

A letter

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 10:51 pm

Dear Akin, It seems like only yesterday that I was awakened into a world that I did not know.  I was afraid, confused, angry, and a whole other gambit of emotions.  It took me some time but eventually I became accustomed to this new world around me.  Before I knew it, I was awakening other […]

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October 25, 2011

Lilith’s Brood

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 10:55 pm

When it comes to the question of agency in “Lilith’s Brood,” the one example that I think of is the part about Lilith wanting paper and writing utensils.  She is not allowed to have either since the aliens have decided that this is not allowed.  This for me brings up the question of how much […]

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October 17, 2011


Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 11:07 pm

The page that really struck me in WE3 was page 27.  I think this page struck a chord with me because of just watching Blade Runner and the question that arises from that of what it means to be human.  I believe that one of the reasons people tend to view animals as unintelligent is […]

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September 28, 2011

Wait…What Just Happened?

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 10:33 pm

“Neuromancer” is definitely bad ass but I do not think I have done so much re-reading in a long time.  For every page I read, I have to flip back three just to make sure I’m on board with what’s happening in this book.  So I guess naturally I have some questions to just throw […]

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September 20, 2011

Fishing for some knowledge

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 3:08 am

After reading “The Comet”, all I could think about were the numerous disaster films that start off the same way.  Guy gets lucky enough to be somewhere safe before the comet/asteroid hits, destroys humanity, and now it is a struggle for survival in a decimated world.  It is a story that has been told numerous […]

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September 14, 2011

Sympathy for Victor?

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 10:05 pm

The general public typically have a hard time sympathizing with Victor.  In class we had a discussion about sympathizing with the Monster or Victor and I spent some time thinking about that notion after class. For me, I tend to sympathize with Victor as well as the Monster.  I won’t spend time talking about the […]

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September 5, 2011

“No, it’s pronounced “Fronkensteen”

Filed under: Sci-Fi —— will @ 11:21 pm

The story of Frankenstein is one that has been told over and over again in film.  Whether the story is given a serious spin or taken on as a comedy, it always proves to be a story that Hollywood is willing to tell on screen.  The only problem with that is Hollywood does not always […]

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