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The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Our species — no, forgive me, our cultures — aren’t the same at all. Quelin fear outsiders because we use them as scapegoats for the things we fear about ourselves. We bar cultural exchange because change frightens us. Whereas your people… You fear outsiders because they gave you no choice in the change they […]

Black Wine

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I cannot keep thinking in the language of cruelty in which I was born… But here in the mountains they have names for the things I want to become: happy, secure, gentle, kind, good. I will will learn the subtle words, the nuances of meaning, and I will be able to think thoughts I […]

The Commuter

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “That’s a left-handed guitar.” The Commuter, released in 2018 Michael commutes on the train to his job every day — he was formerly a cop and now sells insurance. When he finds out he’s lost his job, he’s worried about telling his wife because their financial situation is precarious. On the train home he […]

Memory Wire

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I think they simply wanted to make us whole… to cure what they saw as our tragic failure. Failure of memory. Which is failure of conscience. They were surprised, I would guess, by our capacity for aggression. For ruthlessness, for inflicting pain. Conscience is memory… and the stones would restore it.” Memory Wire by […]

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (season 7)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “It’s very hard to fool them. But against all odds, there’s still a group of intrepid magicians who dare to dream the impossible dream.” Penn & Teller: Fool Us season 7, aired in 2020-21 Magicians who have fooled Penn and Teller twice return to try for a 3rd. Penn surprises Teller by doing a […]

Legacies

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “‘I want to stop feeling evil,’ Thovalt said. ‘That is our legacy, the taint of evil, of being part of a terrible, terrible wrong. We are all stained by it. You have built a little Burdania and try to pretend it is the world, and maybe most of you can, and if you can, […]

The Gaslight Dogs

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{4.5/5} “‘Sometimes,’ Sjenn said, ‘the Dog must kill.’ It was the thing that had brought her here to this Kabliw world. It was the anger that had proven to be shallow soil in their conversation, anger that now seemed distant on the Land, unmarked even by the stones of memory. The captain now understood what […]

The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway

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{4.5/5} “What I took mostly from these events was what I tried to tell Seven of Nine later, that a single act of compassion can transform us. Having met Tret Rekheny, however briefly, it was not so easy, in future, for me to think of all Cardassians as cruel, as murderous, as vicious. Some of […]

Love, Death & Robots (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “If your vacu bot has decided to purge your house of all living things, press 3… To end purge mode, you will need to access the Options menu.” Love, Death & Robots season 2, aired in 2021 In “Pop Squad” humans now live forever and having children is illegal — Detective Briggs eliminates the […]

Red Moon

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{4.5/5} “Spinning slowly around, trusting I can recover my balance if I lose it, or just get back up, I see the hills look odd too. Not tectonic action, nor rain, nor riverbeds, nor glaciers, nor wind shaped these hills. They are uncanny. You can see something is different here, and it’s hard not to […]