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by Windwalker
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book recommendations: The Balkans -- history and culture
Replies: 4
Views: 19111

Book recommendations: The Balkans -- history and culture

Princes among Men This book narrates the travels of journalist/poet Garth Cartwright with Gypsy musicians in the Balkans. Cartwright has an eye for the telling detail and an ear for the catchy phrase. He also knows his music (his comparison of gypsy music to the blues is not exactly accurate, but I ...
by Windwalker
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 73906

Children of Men

I think one of the interesting things they achieved was the convincing "near-future" feel. The graffiti, the aging once-goths and punks. That is very hard to do well. It made me, at least, willing to disregard a couple of plot holes.
by Windwalker
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Space and Spirit
Replies: 38
Views: 108990

Space and Spirit

This article first appeared in MS-NBC in July 1998, with the title "Space: the final and best frontier." Since I wrote it, there have been discoveries and global changes that (in my opinion) strengthen the central thesis of the essay. I am posting it here as a starting seed for conversatio...
by Windwalker
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 73906

Science fiction/fantasy film recommendations

Children of Men This film is that rarity of rarities: good, strong science fiction without gadgetry, a parable and action film rolled into one. It is neither perfect nor pleasant, but it is a must-see for the thinking it provokes and for the audacity of its director's vision. The film has bravura ci...
by Windwalker
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Welcome, travelers
Replies: 25
Views: 68403

Welcome, travelers

Travelers from near and far, welcome to Starship Ni'ván.

Make yourselves at home and share your stories.

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