Friday, November 3, 2017

Time Travel Mechanisms and Logic in Film

A brief comparison of various time travel mechanisms and logic in film. Happy Friday and Happy First Post to me.

Adding video link since video does not appear in email.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3zTfXvYZ9s

Friday, October 20, 2017

Damn you, Tolkien, you're no James Hutton.

Tor.com has a couple of great, super-nerdy articles on the faulty geology of Tolkien's map of Middle-earth. The money quote in my opinion:

"Tolkien’s novels have had a massive influence on epic fantasy as a genre, his map is the bad fantasy map that launched a thousand bad fantasy maps..."

So, with that introduction, here's the links.

Tolkien's Map and the Messed Up Mountains of Middle-Earth

Tolkien's Map and the Perplexing River Systems of Middle-earth

As a bonus, the author, apparently a geologist by training and a fantasy buff by avocation, has given us an article on the geology of desert planets. Yee-haw!

Arrakis, Tatooine, and the Science of Desert Planets

-- Everett

Post-script: Oh my, the comments are a wonder to behold.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tru-bacca

Perhaps we should invite the gentleman on the left to visit our book club.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September Book Club?

When is it, where is it? The book itself is super duper awesome which, as all you readers unversed in the terms of art bandied about by us lawyer types, means that I enjoyed it immensely. If the weather is nice, I volunteer my back patio for our meeting. We finally have a space that's worth meeting in...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Political Message of the Star Wars Holiday Special


Okay, I finally wrote up my thoughts on the Star Wars Holiday Special and its message about the fragility of democracy. Hope you enjoy!