Posts tagged ‘Science fiction’

January 31, 2014

The Penultimate Truth

The Penultimate Truth Philip K Dick

Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick had a visionary imagination far beyond his generation.  If  Sci-Fi isn’t a genre you’re interested in The Penultimate Truth might be a good book to dip your toe into.

I am a card carrying Sci-Fi fan (you’d never guess looking at me!) as I feel it opens up a parallel universe for the human imagination to explore and wonder, frequently laying the foundation to inspire scientists or technology experts to catch up.  Published in 1964,

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September 28, 2013

The Sound of Cinema

StarWars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. the opening lines of one of my favourite movies of all time, Star Wars.  The majestic musical score written for the Star Wars movies has been voted the UK’s favourite soundtrack as voted for across all BBC Radio listeners.

Instantly recognisable from the first notes

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November 6, 2012

Celebrity Look-A-Likes 2

How amazing is this self-portrait taken by the Curiosity robot currently on Mars? And who would have thought he would look almost exactly like

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December 8, 2011

The Dispossessed

What is about South Asians and science fiction?  They just don’t get it.  I cannot believe that there is anyone alive that doesn’t love Star Wars (Empire Strikes Back is my favourite).  How can you possibly not be excited by Captain Picard’s adventures through space on the Enterprise?  And don’t get me started about Dune, which I not only loved reading as a child but also loved watching David Lynch’s film adaptation with a young  Kyle MacLachlan.  Now, we obviously get into more respectable territories

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June 23, 2011

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas has been made into a star-studded film which will be released next year, you simply must read the book by David Mitchell before Hollywood massacres the story!

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