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by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jul 08, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 38709

The issue mentioned in your blog article definitely ties in with the subject matter of the report summary. Given the unpredictability of conditions of other worlds--and the evolution of their lifeforms, if said worlds are habitable in any fashion--more open thinking becomes a bit of a necessity. It ...
by intrigued_scribe
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Contest of Wills - drawing for the title page
Replies: 7
Views: 33576

Kathryn, this is fantastic! :D The combination of the stark, glacial color palette and the cold otherworldliness of the vessels shown blend perfectly to give this image a genuinely transporting atmosphere. The elegance of the ships--along with the backdrop of the stars and the nearby astronomical bo...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Other Earths
Replies: 9
Views: 38525

This is also wonderful imagery, which further encourages the creation of imaginative concepts. Many thanks for sharing this, as well! :)


Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Bioart
Replies: 3
Views: 21397

The web pages and reviews here are indeed thought-provoking eye openers, to say the least. I also viewed the Bioart creations as interesting and inventive, an extraordinary way to bring the realms of science and art together. As far as the Genpets, Human Upgrades, and Rythospital are concerned, I fo...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Happy Beltane!
Replies: 5
Views: 20942

Happy Summer Solstice to you and all as well. :) Thank you for sharing this beautiful, compelling image with us, and I hope that things greatly improve for you, Peter and your mother.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 38709

This is an effectively written and methodical essay; along with underscoring the impossibility of space colonization (at least, considering that current technological advances and biology are strictly adhered to in this), Stross does a fine job of emphasizing the reasons why it cannot take place, no...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 72858

This is truly a thought-provoking and powerful essay; thanks for sharing this with us. :) Indeed, it unflinchingly underscores the fact that even--or perhaps especially--the most devout ascribers of any ideology are capable of descending into to inhumanity, due to the narrow, dangerously uncompromis...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 121015

rocketscientist wrote: Sounds fascinating! I second the sentiment; this does indeed sound like an amazing book! Aside from Bulgakov's thorough reimagining of widespread theological beliefs, the fact that he closely examines and emphasizes truths that some prefer to ignore and evade altogether seems...
by intrigued_scribe
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 38709

Windwalker wrote: Michaud's book sounds like a compendium of informed opinions by astrobiologists (broadly defined) and the devil's advocate passages are bound to be thought-provoking. I agree. This, and the other title mentioned here, sound like highly interesting recommendations. Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: poem at Astropoetica
Replies: 7
Views: 32662

Welcome, Mary Jo, and thanks for sharing your poem with us. :) I, too, found the imagery's combination of power and elegance particularly beautiful. Congratulations!

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Where Have All the Spacemen Gone? reprise
Replies: 9
Views: 38709

Superficiality and certain kinds of self-absorption--mixed in with extreme consumerism--as a explanation for the ETI science is an interesting theory, and an unsettling one at that. Aside from placing some emphasis on how many individuals seek out the easier and more pleasurable alternatives to more...
by intrigued_scribe
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 58516

Hm...The Juniper Tree seems even more interesting, now. :) I'll have to find out whether it actually is available on film.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Other Earths
Replies: 9
Views: 38525

Beautiful; every bit as lovely and arresting as the image of the Gliese planets that came before! Thank you for sharing this link, Athena. :)

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 58516

I've been meaning to watch Pan's Labyrinth as well. Thank you for the rec, Marie! :) Also, The Juniper Tree sounds interesting.

Heather
by intrigued_scribe
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Yo-ho-hum and a Bottle of Aspirin: Pirates of the Caribbean
Replies: 1
Views: 15371

I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment, and to me, even failure is one of the more polite ways to refer to Pirates of the Caribbean 3. (And I haven't even seen it, nor do I intend to now. I've heard about too many of the film's biggest flaws, both in the review here and elsewhere. ) Among other...

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