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By tigtog on December 6, 2012
Would Frank Herbert’s Dune have been such a wide success if its publication in 1965 had not been preceded by David Lean’s masterful cinematography of windswept dunes in 1962′s Lawrence of Arabia?
How, more generally, does our experience of pictorial representations of landscapes and people (both still and moving pictures) influence our perceptions of other works of art, of the world and people around us, and even of our own self-awareness?
By tigtog on August 18, 2012
While I’m anticipating the new version of Total Recall with Colin Farrell with a certain degree of relish, I can’t help but note that so far as late-80s Arnie dystopic movie remakes go, TR aims at much softer (because interplanetary farther-future etc) targets than The Running Man ever did.
By tigtog on May 8, 2012
Lots of other things are horrid too. Have a general snarking on Westeros thread.
By Guest Hoyden on April 27, 2012
Guest post from Tansy Rayner Roberts: Joanna Russ is one of the mighty legends of the science fiction field that everyone needs to know about. As well as writing many important novels and short stories, she was a brutal literary critic, a brilliant academic, an unflinching feminist, and a devastatingly articulate commentator on gender, not only in science fiction but in the history of culture.
By tigtog on April 13, 2012
Congratulations to the fine women of Galactic Suburbia! Here’s how Alisa, Alex and Tansy open the summary of their latest podcast in response:
By tigtog on April 11, 2012
The SF authors of the past might well have been surprised by the essential triviality of the way most of us use this amazing worldwide communication system we enjoy, but should they have been?
By blue milk on August 12, 2011
Are any of you watching Game of Thrones? Have you seen the ‘extended breastfeeding’ scene in episode 5? (Not there yet, then look away, look away, this post is probably going to be full of SPOILERS from the first season). And if you have seen the scene, did you laugh? Because isn’t the mother, Lysa [...]
By Lauredhel on July 29, 2011
I suspect some of you know about Galactic Suburbia already (Hi!), but do you all?
Galactic Suburbia is an Australia feminist speculative fiction podcast, hosted by three switched-on, outspoken, insightful women:
By tigtog on May 5, 2011
Because who doesn’t love a truly horrible pun?
By tigtog on February 8, 2011
It’s to honour Jules Verne. Interactive steampunk ahoy!
By tigtog on December 10, 2010
This is a repost: first published April 5, 2006 as Best. Hoyden. Evah. (before I’d got into the Friday Hoyden habit). I’m not sure I’d still call her best evah, but she definitely remains a SIKAW.
Skate-Kourier thrasher teen superbus. (***Spoiler Free***)
By tigtog on December 3, 2010
A microbe has been discovered in a remote Californian lake that can survive without phosphorus, capable of substituting arsenic into that slot in its biochemistry instead.
By tigtog on December 1, 2010
This is a repost: originally published in December 2005 at my original tigtogblog (later imported here to HaT) – I’d only been blogging for a few months.