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by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book recommendations: Minoan Crete in fiction
Replies: 3
Views: 22078

Superb recommendations here, as well. :) I'd also like to suggest Voice of the Goddess by Judith Hand, which includes details of the Minoan culture as well as believable three-dimensional characters and an interesting plot.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Alexander, son of Philip
Replies: 19
Views: 72498

Excellent and lovely visual to go with an engaging article, and a great help. :) That aside: sanscardinality wrote: Hmmm - from the statue, he apparently had a large nose and now the end's off it so... Michael Jackson! Really, who else could it be? *snickers* But, in the interest of seriousness (and...
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Mervyn Peake and Mannerpunk
Replies: 5
Views: 25127

Windwalker wrote: On a separate issue, it's interesting how many minute subgenres can be created within a genre. I agree, it is interesting, indeed. And I'll definitely have to consider picking up the works of Peake and Kushner. *glances at steadily growing stack of books yet to be read* Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Alexander, son of Philip
Replies: 19
Views: 72498

I, too will have to give it some thought. A good deal of thought, in fact. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Biocentrism and the Anthropic Principle
Replies: 21
Views: 77921

Excellent summation; thanks for sharing your take on this. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Chat: SF/F Poll - check it out!
Replies: 4
Views: 19692

Marie wrote: Tanith Lee, Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip, Roger Zelazny, Mercedes Lackey, C.J. Cherryh, Andre Norton, Arthur C. Clarke and so on. I guess I must be reading tales for romantics. I'd have to say the same; when I (finally) glanced over the list, I also noticed that none of these name...
by intrigued_scribe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Biocentrism and the Anthropic Principle
Replies: 21
Views: 77921

Just stepping into the conversation for a moment to briefly comment on the article; Lanza's supposed theory came across as vague, even to me--especially taking into consideration all of the well-founded comments that have come before--and was not as concrete as it might have been, even considering t...
by intrigued_scribe
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Creating planetary systems
Replies: 5
Views: 27193

Very interesting stuff! This definitely gives a great deal of isnight into all the factors that go into the creation and conditions of individual planets, not to mention solar systems and the forces that hold them together. I'm decidedly not a scientist, but one could go on for some time about the f...
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 74818

Now, that's truly inspiring. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Ben Bova - anything
Replies: 2
Views: 18338

Truth to tell, I haven't read anything by Ben Bova--and a number of other authors--myself ('Course, I probably ought to).

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: But why is it snowing again?
Replies: 13
Views: 41465

Windwalker wrote: As I said in another venue: perhaps they could join forces with the postmodern deconstructionists and publish a definitive work titled The Incalculability of Hermeneutics as Valorized by the Face on Mars. (*laughs*) Now that would definitely be an interesting title. *grins* Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Cyberpunk, the new generation
Replies: 19
Views: 71827

I also read Snow Crash, though it was some time ago. While the protagonist is convincing and the book has it's good points, segments of it just seemed a touch more vague and multi layered than needed. Even so, I'm also open to other cyberpunk titles. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 124524

George R.R. Martin's work sounds intriguing! The random pattern of unanticipated events and character deaths does indeed strike a parallel to real-life history. rocketscientist wrote: Oh no - not the dreaded sequelitis! And there is also this factor (much like Robert Jordan's good but seemingly neve...
by intrigued_scribe
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: The science and the fiction in science fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 49017

Science and the various rules and concepts that accompany it definitely fit into SF in pervasive ways, especially where the more detailed workings are involved. Even so, though the intricacies often strengthen the foundation of the plot and make the premise all the more convincing, I agree that plot...
by intrigued_scribe
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Science art
Replies: 3
Views: 21864

Excellent material; thanks for sharing this!

The work of these cartoonists is indeed subtle and witty, and the depictions ring all too true on a good many levels. :)

Heather

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