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Blindsight by Peter Watts

Blindsight by Peter Watts

Good science fiction entertains. Cerebral science fiction questions. Great science fiction does both. Blindsight is great science fiction about humanity's first contact with a truly alien species ... perhaps even more alien than the humans sent to make that contact.

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Revelation Space Universe

Revelation Space Reading Order

In what order do I read these works? With a little research I was able to map out the Revelation Space reading order.  Some of the years may not be exact, but the chronological order is correct. One short story, “Open and …

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Blade Runner

Retro Review: Blade Runner (1982)

The visually lush Blade Runner explores and asks the question: What makes us human? It repeatedly strides right up to that reflection in the dystopian rain puddle . . . but never steps in it.

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Alien Covenant

Alien: Covenant Review and Analysis

Alien: Covenant – The road to hell is paved with poor decisions. As a massive Alien fan (and to an almost imperceptible lesser degree, an Aliens fan) I’m always excited for a new Alien movie, especially with Ridley Scott involved …

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How Star Wars Changed the Paradigm

The rise of science fiction dominance in cinema. Hot on the heels of Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary, it’s an opportune time to look back on the ripple effect . . . nay, scratch that . . . the tsunami effect …

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