Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

Nov 17, 2016

Neuromancer (1984) By William Gibson Review

Neuromancer
Author: William Gibson
Published in 1984

Review By Chongchen Saelee

“Neuromancer” is the chosen template for modern sci-fi stories since it’s publication. It seems every modern sci-fi story from The Matrix, Ghost in the Shell, Akira, etc, all borrow heavily from Neuromancer. If not the exact storyline, they borrow the speculative Asian culture imagery. But masquerading around as a futuristic caper story, Neuromancer is actually more like a crime noir story, since main plot device involves protagonist Henry Dorsett Case’s lost love Linda Lee. It bookends the whole story, although executed kinda sloppily.

Overall plot revolves around “cowboy” or what we call these days “hacker” Henry Dorsett Case, a 24-year-old thin druggy white guy. He lives a dangerous lifestyle in a dangerous futuristic world that resembles modern Tokyo. Case makes a living hacking into computer systems and otherwise cyber espionage. He spends that money on drugs and prostitutes. Of course future drugs don’t just come in the form of chemical substances, for those with man-machine interface built into their heads, they can get high off of “microsoft” which is essentially programs that scramble their brains temporarily. Mind-blowing, right? (more…)

Jun 17, 2014

Harvesting Kinetic Energy via Earth’s Rotation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotational_energy

I must be out of the loop, but imagine if we could get FREE ELECTRICITY via the kinetic energy, or rotational energy, of the Earth. Google’s probably doing it. Some mad scientists or governments probably are. But it’d be like a giant copper coil ring around the earth and a giant magnet at the Earth’s core. Just rotate that giant thing around and around. Of course, I don’t know if that would fry all us Earthlings, but I’m just free flow thinking.

May 16, 2014

Interstellar Trailer 2 Full Trailer

No twists revealed in this trailer. No wormholes, cyborgs, or fancy timejump sequences.

Jul 11, 2013

Encounter with the Supermen: An Agent S Short Story

Blending real-life fiction into fiction. That is the way of a social satirist. Here he comes! (more…)

Sep 27, 2012

How to write creatively from the depths of many minds

I am amazed at some of the stuff I wrote as a kid. I wonder if I could do that again, now, as a disillusioned adult. (more…)

Dec 19, 2011

Agent S comics: The Faceless Enemy

Agent Blue picks his fight. (more…)

Aug 20, 2010

DVD Review: Akira

Directed by Katsuhiro Otomo. Originally released in Japan, 1987. DVD technical details: Special Edition Collector’s Tin (2-Discs), 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Color, English 5.1 (new translation) and Japanese 2.0 Dolby Surround sound; Distributed by Pioneer; MPAA Rating: R (for re-release);

Yamagata readies to inflict pain on a rival gang member.

Yamagata readies to inflict pain on a rival gang member.

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