2014 was a highly controversial year for the police force and people of color in the United States of America. (Maybe it was the start of everything, maybe not.) The year brought forth one of the largest political rights movements in recent history: dubbed as the #blacklivesmatter movement. This movement was formed through public outrage … Continue reading An Empathetic Mind-Trip – reviewing Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
I didn’t read much as a child. Hell, I didn’t even read Harry Potter till far later. But, call it fate or happenstance, I did read a little bit, and came across a certain spectacular title: A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle’s multi-award-winning children’s novel about all aspects of love, not just the romantic ones. … Continue reading A Conversation About Love – Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
Creator: Ryogho Narita Director: Takahiro Omori Illustrator: Katsumi Enami Company: Brains Base / Aniplex / FUNimation Episodes: 13 Run: July 26, 2007 to November 1, 2007 Developed from a 2003 Japanese light novel series by Ryogho Narita, this ridiculously-brilliant anime was released in 2007, but I hadn’t been fortunate enough to come across it until … Continue reading Cheers to Life – a Baccano! anime review
In a mind-bending tale of contemplation about what happens after death, Patrick Ness’s 2013 novel, More Than This tore me to pieces like a dog and a rag doll. I started the novel uncertain of what in the world was going on, or what even the story’s genre was—whether it was going to involve zombies … Continue reading Till This Day, I’m Still Unsure – More Than This by Patrick Ness, a review
This was simultaneously the longest and shortest read of my adult life. With exactly 108 pages (in my 2002 paperback), this book was one of the shortest books in my collection. It should have taken me about a day, less! And yet…I had this book in my backpack for a month. Published in 1895, The … Continue reading That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
When I moved to the city, one random day I stopped by a local bookshop down the street from where I lived, and discovered their extensive Philip K. Dick selection. Funny enough, in my wanting to read Philip K. Dick, a huge name in contemporary science fiction, the first book I picked out was Confessions … Continue reading Crazy Watching Crazy – Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick
Featured Post also available to read at: 5027mac.org A man runs away in a spaceship to land on another planet and either colonizes it or notes its threats to the human species. It’s an idea—an idea that’s worked time and time again in novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles to Andy … Continue reading SpaceX: A Blessing or a Disaster?