Nothing new under the sun?

This is the first (and, I expect, the last) time I open up with a Biblical quote, but it’s one that I feel has a certain relevance to both science fiction and the world we live in:

[Ecclesiastes 1:9] What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. Continue reading Nothing new under the sun?

Film Review: A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick holds the dubious (and regrettably posthumous) honour of being a science fiction writer who has had a great many of his works converted into major films. As with all the products of Hollywood, some of these conversions have been less than faithful. Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, however, is widely reported to be very close to the mark. Continue reading Film Review: A Scanner Darkly

If you came here for a serious post on science fiction, press ‘one’…

OK, so there’s nothing clever or interesting (or even masquerading as clever or interesting) to read here today. What can I say? It’s been a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, and I’ve had other demands on my time that didn’t involve hammering at this keyboard. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow – in the mean time, I’m sure you’ll grant a guy who doesn’t actually make any money from writing having a day off from posting on his blog.

Oh, you won’t? Well, that’s me told off…feel free to call me all the bad words under the sun in the comments. It’s been a while since I attempted to throw an open thread, anyway… 😉

What did you all get up to this weekend, if you weren’t at the WorldCon in LA?