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Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go”

As I think back on this book, I can’t help but think that this novel fits perfectly as the final work we’re going to discuss in class. It seems to me a sort of culminating work that in many ways … Continue reading

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Contagion

The first time I saw Contagion, I was on a plane and I also happened to be sick with flu-like symptoms. I knew it was only a movie, but I will admit there was a small part of me that … Continue reading

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Delillo’s “White Noise”

It took me a while to get into this book; honestly, I’m still not a big fan of it. As a novel, I just wasn’t feeling it. However, as part of course on technology it did touch on several interesting … Continue reading

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The Road

I read the novel The Road a couple of years ago, and since then have always wanted to see the film; obviously, I never got around to it until now. It was exactly as I imagined it. Director John Hillcoat didn’t … Continue reading

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Shute’s “On The Beach”

I’m having a hard time writing this post because I’m still grappling with the after-effects of reading it. Sorry. This book gave me nightmares. I knew as soon as I finished reading it that I was going to have nightmares, … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Floor

Before anything, I want to share this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/fabric-of-cosmos.html?gclid=CO7D7f26lKwCFYmI5godqywUrQ This is a four-hour PBS documentary called “The Fabric of the Cosmos” – you can read the description at that link. I haven’t watched the complete four hours; in fact, I’ve … Continue reading

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Dick’s “Ubik”

“I am Ubik. Before the universe was, I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here… I am called Ubik, but that is not my name. … Continue reading

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Avatar

The first (and last) time I saw Avatar, I viewed it as a story; instead of focusing on specific details, I remember seeing it as a story with a beginning, middle, and end. This time, I chose to refocus my … Continue reading

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Butler’s “Dawn”

“We acquire new life- seek it, investigate it, manipulate it, sort it, use it. We carry the drive to do this in a minuscule cell within a cell- a tiny organelle within every cell of our bodies… One of the … Continue reading

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Sleep Dealer

Since the beginning of the semester, we’ve seen and read about incredible, futuristic, and oftentimes scary technologies. Each movie we’ve seen and book we’ve read portrayed technology in unique ways, and as such each made very different (and powerful) points. … Continue reading

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