Since I’ve already had my say about why the Hard Science Fiction label is a misnomer (see my article titled Fantasy Fans’ Sci-Fi Ain’t Sci-Fi), I have decided to share some work by Isaac Asimov, a writer some consider to be a master of science fiction and fantasy.
Ray Bradbury’s works are some of my greatest inspirations. Probably best known for Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, his speculative fiction career spanned for more than sixty years. But his efforts reach far beyond my interest and before my time, his influence affecting many artists, writers, and others.
Irony and dark humor may not be as appreciated here, in the States, as it is in the United Kingdom, but if you enjoy British entertainment, there’s lots to keep you engrossed.
Yasuzo Masumura’s movie script was obviously written around a theme, first, and fails to maintain emotionally engaging characters throughout. Too bad–as several characters become interesting, the viewer’s interest is thrown away by another preachy rant and an abrupt ending that doesn’t build to a satisfying moral dilemma. (The character’s dilemma is there, but I couldn’t
I thought to escape bad weather this Christmas. Too bad we continue to have more rain in Jacksonville. At this rate, why not snow?
During this holiday, enjoy your time spent with friends and family. Merry Christmas!
I thought I’d have some holiday fun and post this pic. Eggnog, anyone?
The other pedestrians thought I was a little strange – I lay on the ground with the camera. I’m surprised a pigeon didn’t attack me. Are there pigeons in Denmark?