Blade Runner 2049

Sequel to Blade Runner Set thirty years after the first Blade Runner, this film is not set in our future, but in an alternate future. One that is bleak and brutal and offers very little hope. At least that is the situation on earth. All those who could have left earth and gone Off-World, leaving […]

Blade Runner (The final cut) [based on the book]

I know that at some point in the past I have watched Blade Runner. I do not know what version it was. I also am very aware that it has become a huge pop culture reference so that my memories of the film have most likely been altered by that fact. But I do think […]

The red : first light

Book 1 in The Red trilogy ; part of my 2016 Sci-Fi experience (review site here) Lieutenant James Shelley never wanted to be a soldier. But life happened, and he made some choices, and then had one forced upon him. Military service or jail. He chose the military life. And now he is out in […]

The Android’s Dream

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, you know this isn’t your usual run of the mill science fiction story. The deaths mentioned occur at trade negotiations between earth and the Nidu, and the farting was designed to provoke the Nidu delegate, […]

Ilium

ISBN: 9780380817924 DDC: The first in the Ilium/Olympusduology. Author site ; Ilium sectionof the Ilium/Olympus wiki Ilium opens with Thomas Hockenberry, a twenty-first century professor, observing the Trojan War on behalf of a Muse. He has been reborn into this world of heroes and gods at the whim of a god or goddess and exists […]

Battlestar Galactica -season 1

I caught the mini-series when it showed on SkyOne last year, but missed a few of episodes of the series itself, and because the storyline is so involved I didn’t really make and effort to watch the others in the series. But the dvd caught my eye, and I had quite liked the mini-series, so I picked it up.

Starting where the mini-series left off, so if you haven’t seen those you might be a little lost, Battlestar Galactica is very different from the original series of the 70’s, and is all the better for it. BSG has many of sci-fi’s big issues. It has the possible end of humanity, starships, battles in space, robots, what makes a human, it even brings up faith vs. reason.

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Stealth

It’s 2001 with added explosions and minus any thought. If you want to reduce Stealth down to basics of course :) Personally I kind of enjoyed it. I went in expecting shite, and I came out having seen shite. But enjoyable shite. The plot revolves around an experimental AI plane that is being introduced sometime […]