Distributed Mind

"I am sending you out like sheep surrounded by wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves."

Your hosts: J. Lowry, B. Martin.

March 20, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

by ben

The inevitable has finally come to pass, as Arthur C. Clarke, the great science fiction author passed away at 90 early Wednesday in Sri Lanka.

Clarke was always my favorite science fiction author, as he was both a competent writer and scientist, and produced very readable and interesting hard science fiction.

09:25:43 - Sci-Fi - ben - No comments

June 05, 2005

Are We Living In Dystopia?

by ben

I love dystopian literature. I am not entirely sure why, though I do know that much of my appreciation of it is because of its usefulness in pointing out the potential flaw in our social, cultural, and political systems.

[Remainder of article]
06:14:11 - Sci-Fi - ben - No comments

November 01, 2004

In Case You Haven't Seen Blade Runner in a While

by ben

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy."

(And, just for good measure: "Too bad she won't live! But, then again, who does?")

00:09:29 - Sci-Fi - ben - No comments

September 20, 2004

Andromeda

by ben

Alright, last random post, I hope. Didn't anyone see The Andromeda Strain? Look at those pictures of the crashed Genesis. Scary resemblance.

16:02:08 - Sci-Fi - ben - No comments

February 19, 2004

A. C. Clarke Interview and Book

by ben

Okay, this is blatantly ripped from Slashdot, but the Onion A.V. Club ran an interview with the man himself, Arthur C. Clarke.

And by the way, the correspondance between Clarke and C. S. Lewis was recently published in a book edited by Ryder Miller. Evidently the part of the book occupied by actual letters is quite small (Miller throws in some short stories, because, well, I guess he could), but still, you can put that on my to-buy list.

12:02:38 - Sci-Fi - ben - No comments

All entries