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Science Fiction Round 70: A Brief History of Time Travel

2017/04/16 Leave a comment

I recently read Time Travel: A History by James Gleick.

It’s not a science fiction story by itself.  Instead, it’s a wide-ranging analysis of time travel in fiction and popular thought — and well worth a read.

It’s probably just as well that they decided to go for mostly text on the cover. Time-travel diagrams can get messy.

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Science Fiction Round 65: ARQ

2016/11/12 Leave a comment

ARQ is how you do a cool time-travel film on a budget.  (It’s available on Netflix; I recommend it.)

In a structural sense, it reminds me of the plot of Achron, albeit with a much smaller scope.

I’ll be spoiling the whole thing, so I hope you watch it first.

Yes, indeed, this guy shows up in the film.

Yes, indeed, this guy shows up in the film.  I’m not sure where the dramatic lighting is coming from, though.

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Science Fiction Round 64: Terminated

2016/09/17 2 comments

I watched Terminator: Genisys recently.  (My excuse is that I was on a plane, and I had already finished reading The Obelisk Gate.)

It was… not great.  Not as terrible as I think many of the critics said it was, but not great.

And I think they missed a big opportunity to make the movie much more interesting than a standard “we should destroy Skynet first!” plot.

So, let’s have at it.

Yes, these people are in the film. I'm a little surprised that Reese didn't make the poster.

Yes, these people are in the film. I’m a little surprised that Reese didn’t make the poster.

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Science Fiction Round 55: Wibbley-Wobbley

2016/01/30 Leave a comment

I read a Star Trek novel focused on time travel lately, and it was a blast.  The book is titled “Watching The Clock,” with the heading of Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations.

It's... a stylized clock thing, that definitely never shows up in the book.

It’s… a stylized clock thing, that definitely never shows up in the book.

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Science Fiction Round 43: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

2015/05/16 2 comments

This book was amazing.  It’s not notable enough (yet?) to have its own page on Wikipedia, but here’s somebody else’s review, and here’s the author.

The prose is light, but the ideas are dense.  It’s worth a read.

And, yes, spoilers.

I'm pretty sure that this picture-in-picture thing doesn't actually happen in the novel.

I’m pretty sure that this picture-in-picture thing doesn’t actually happen in the novel.

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