“Those who hate are doomed to become slaves to their hatred. It consumes them like a disease, but it is an illness they cannot-or do not want to live without.” The previous quotation is from a book series called The Saga of Darren Shan. Have you ever heard of it? How about the Hobbit and its sequel the Lord of the Rings? All three are regarded as best … [Read more...] about CRAVING FOR A NEW WORLD
“Nothing is found in the intellect which was not first found in the senses.” Aristotle We are all lost in an irrational world where realism and science gloomed our every sense and made us forget about our true state of mind and capabilities. All of the wonderful days are long gone when the exposing of our wild spirit into our own little universe of fantasy was welcomed. … [Read more...] about ARISE, FANTASY!
Poor human! Today’s world is full of threads. While this is hardly the most exciting outcome for humanity, it is still an outcome. Most science fictional visions of the future tend towards the negative, but for good reason. Across the rich world, the spiral of slow growth poses danger to human life, and we are becoming increasingly more capable of destroying ourselves. However, … [Read more...] about Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before…
One of the most intriguing developments in our current unpredictable political climate has been the Left’s co-opting of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 as a dramatic warning of the dangers of the Trump administration. The book has surged to first place on Amazon’s best-seller list, and a stage production is in the works. Michiko Kakutani’s recent New York Times article … [Read more...] about The True Lessons of 1984