1968, Best Novel Hugo Award Nomination; 1968, Best Novel Nebula Award Nomination
Silverberg’s brooding, post-utopian, rumination has the makings of a great science fiction novel. This horrifically dark
Continue reading Book Review: Thorns, Robert Silverberg (1967)
Oh the joys of amazon gift cards… And perusing dusty corners of local bookstores.
Here are my latest acquisitions.
1. Robert Silverberg’s
World Inside (1971) ( MY REVIEW HERE)
I’ve always enjoyed semi-dystopic works about the social ramifications of overpopulation (John Brunner’s
Stand on Zanzibar is my all time favorite sci-fi novel). I wonder if Silverberg was inspired by Brunner’s work. I’ve yet to read a Silverberg novel and I’ve read that this is a pretty good effort. So, those factors contributed to my purchase.
2. Doris Piserchia’s
Continue reading Update: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions N. I
Fresh off reading Brian Aldiss’ wonderful
I eagerly picked up a battered copy of Non-Stop The Dark Light-Years (1964) from a local bookstore. I was sorely disappointed. The Dark Light-Years is disjointed, Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Light-Years, Brian Aldiss (1964)
Damn the Defiant! isn’t the best naval action film out there however it’s definitely an under appreciated good film. That said, I have a weakness for the subject matter since I grew up on C. S. Forester’s Hornblower and Alexander Kent’s Captain Bolitho books (i.e Napoleonic era valiant British officers fighting the evil Frenchies!). Thus, Continue reading A Film Rumination: Damn the Defiant! (variant title: H. M. S. Defiant), Lewis Gilbert (1962)
I found a few hilarious sci-fi themed adds from the 60s which I had to share (well, the second might be somewhat later)….
That space suit makes her look like she has a strange neck disease...
Continue reading Update: Hilarious 1960s/1950s sci-fi themed ads
Delphine Seyrig has always been my favorite French actress — this was mostly based on her icy, regal, and hauntingly beautiful role in Alain Resnais’ seemingly impenetrable masterpiece,
The Last Continue reading A Film Rumination: Muriel, or The Time of Return, Alain Resnais (1963)
4.25/5 (Very Good)
Nominated Hugo Award (1962) — narrowly lost to Heinlein’s
Stranger in a Strange Land
What an unusual read. I picked up a copy
Continue reading Book Review: Dark Universe, Daniel F. Galouye (1961)