Month: Nov 2021

  • The Wheel of Time adaptation is looking good

    As I’ve explained before, I read all of The Wheel of Time books but they always annoyed me. I wanted to read a commercially available multi-book epic fantasy genre (i.e. one where you could reliably find the next volume in a book shop) and it was what was available. I can’t recall when I started […]

  • Susan’s Leftover Pumpkin Pie Salon: November 28/29

    Susan’s Leftover Pumpkin Pie Salon: November 28/29

    🥧 Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early on Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free […]

  • Interim, spoiler-free, review of Doctor Who: Flux

    The 2021 Doctor Who season is four episodes into a six-episode season. Scaled-down because of covid, this is going to be the last full season under Chris Chibnall but with some movie-length specials to come next year. While I’ve liked Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor, the Chibnall period has been weak and often infuriating. There have been […]

  • Review: Foundation final episode and season 1

    I’m a week late but still…spoilers…

  • Debarkle Afterword: Dramatis Personae

    Debarkle Afterword: Dramatis Personae

    Through this saga, several key figures have been highlighted during the narrative. In this final chapter, we will see where each of them landed at the end of 2021. People and organisations are presented in the order that they appeared in the text. Worldcon and the Hugo Awards: The famous convention was scheduled to be […]

  • Debarkle: Conclusion

    Debarkle: Conclusion

    Worldbuilding is an important part of all fiction, the creation of imagined reality within which characters can interact and a plot unfold. While worldbuilding has a role in all genres, it is of particular importance within science fiction and fantasy where the departure from genuine reality is expected to be more profound and overt. If […]

  • Debarkle Endgame Update

    So two chapters and a hell of a lot of typo fixing to go. Here’s the plan: A conclusion: tieing everything together. No new events of facts, just what the point of the whole exercise demonstrates, sort of. Dramatis Personae Afterword. Basically where all the major characters/players ended up by the end(ish) of 2021. If […]

  • Susan’s Pumpkin Pie Salon: November 21/22

    Susan’s Pumpkin Pie Salon: November 21/22

    🦃 Please use the comment section to just chat about whatever you want. Susan’s Salon is posted early on Monday (Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is still Sunday in most other countries). It’s fine to be sad, worried, vaccinated, unvaccinated-yet, angry or maybe even happy (or all of those things at once). Please feel free […]

  • Debarkle Chapter 74: Meanwhile…Election 2020

    Debarkle Chapter 74: Meanwhile…Election 2020

    [content warning: discussion of violence and murder] Robert Heinlein’s “crazy years” were a period in his extrapolation of history into the future where rapid technological change would accompany a period of cultural and social decline. The idea resembles aspects of accelerationism[1] and the sense of galloping technological change and social unrest is one the world […]

  • Farewell Star Trek Discovery

    So non-US fans of Star Trek Discovery were surprised by the sudden policy change yesterday. Within the USA, the show had originally been used as a way to entice people to sign-up for the streaming service CBS All Access which was later rebranded as Paramount+ but in much of the rest of the world, it […]

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