Stanislaw Lem imagined things that came true

Posted on September 16th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

So far I’ve only read one book by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris. But it seems in his works he predicted a bunch of technologies that we have today. Mikolaj Glinski on Culture.pl shows how Lem predicted ebooks, audio books, the Internet, Google, and more: 13 Things Lem Predicted About The Future We Live In

The Windup Girl

Posted on September 10th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “And yet here the foreign devil sits, complaining about the tiny prick of a needle, but completely unconcerned that he has destroyed a ten-ton animal in the blink of an eye. The yang guizi are strange creatures indeed. More alien than he suspected, even when he traded with them regularly.” The Windup Girl by […]

Orphan Black (season 3)

Posted on September 7th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Sometimes family is more than just the people under your roof. They’re people who jump in head first, who aren’t afraid to make fools of themselves to help you, who don’t hide their faces in shame if you fall down.” Orphan Black season 3, aired in 2015 Delphine has taken over Rachel’s position at […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 10)

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “We have seen that as new laws of magic are created, they are written in the book. Might words written in the book not then become the new laws of magic?” Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 10 (6 volumes) by Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon & others, published in 2014-16 The old rules of magic […]

The Sparrow

Posted on September 3rd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Since proposing the mission, Emilio had been take aback by the pace of things… And if the speed of events scared him, the precision with which the pieces were falling into place was even more unnerving. He went sleepless, unable to decide which was harder to live with: the idea that he had started […]

Wonder Woman

Posted on August 27th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “It’s not about deserve. It’s about what you believe.” Wonder Woman, released in 2017 Diana grows up on the island of the Amazons, knowing little of the outside world. When a man crashes his plane into the water off the shore she rescues him. She is shocked to discover that the man, Steve, is […]

My Real Children

Posted on August 27th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “She had been in that little phone box in the in the corridor in The Pines and Mark had said that if she was going to marry him it would have to be now or never. And she had been startled and confused and had stood there in the smell of chalk and disinfectant […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Posted on August 26th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “You see someone and think they have a weird head and then it just turns out part of their head is a hat.” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released in 2017 The Guardians are hired by the Sovereigns to protect some valuable batteries from a large monster, which they do. In exchange the […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Nothing goes over my head… My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it.” Guardians of the Galaxy, released in 2014 Peter Quill, otherwise known as Star Lord, retrieves an orb from an abandoned planet — suddenly a lot of beings are interested in this orb. He gets thrown in jail along with a […]

Alien: Covenant

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “One wrong note eventually ruins the entire symphony.” Alien: Covenant, released in 2017 The Covenant is on its way to a planet that’s already been chosen for colonization. When an accident happens the crew is awakened to join their synthetic, Walter. Soon they pick up a startling transmission, seemingly human in origin. They have […]