Did you see Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers in a theater when it came out nearly fifteen years ago? I did. When I first saw it, I found the character Faramir poorly done. Then the extended edition came out, and changed all that.
The light barrier is a big hurdle to interstellar travel. The maximum speed of the universe is the light speed. At that speed, even the nearest star to us is over four years away. That really puts a barrier between us and our interstellar ambitions. I’ll try to explain how this barrier works.
We’ve heard a lot about the world going down the tubes these past few weeks. Since I don’t have much to add to that debate – except my support for minorities and general leftist attitude – I thought I’d look at something related but different: utopias and dystopias in writing.
I played through Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller recently. I have to say, it was an… experience. One that I’m going to share today.
National Novel Writing Month – or Nanowrimo – is a yearly event in November, where writers from around the globe try to write a 50,000 word novel. Yes, one month, 50,000 words.
We’re already halfway through this year’s edition. It’s overshadowed a bit by the US elections, I think, but it is still happening. Nanowrimo has some advantages, but also some drawbacks. I’ve found it’s really not my thing.
I managed to catch a showing of Marvel’s new movie Doctor Strange. To give the end of this review away: I liked it. Oh, and before I continue, apologies for all the strange plays on words.