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Ray Bradbury on writing rejections

Icon alienRay Bradbury’s a great science-fiction writer. He also comes across as a lovely guy. Here’s a quote from him on the subject of getting rejections. It’s succinct, personal and very encouraging:

The amazing Blackstone came to town when I was seven, and I saw how he came alive onstage and thought, God, I want to grow up to be like that! And I ran up to help him vanish an elephant. To this day I don’t know where the elephant went. One moment it was there, the next — abracadabra […]

By |2021-02-01T09:38:08+00:00January 28th, 2021|Science Fiction|0 Comments

Anti-gravity technology – documentary

On this website, I talk a lot about the problems with orthodox science. Primarily, I talk about our scientific establishment’s irrational belief in a purely physical, closed universe. This is impossible according to science’s own rule that entropy causes all physical things to fall apart. If our universe is closed and only physical, nothing can get organised, due to entropy, so all life is impossible. Oops. For more on that, please read the first chapter of my book Solving Reality.

I also think that there is a good case that a […]

By |2021-02-01T09:42:32+00:00January 16th, 2021|Science, Science Fiction|0 Comments

Spaceship Earth documentary – review

icon earthSpaceship Earth is a documentary about Biosphere 2, an experiment carried out in Arizona in which eight people lived inside a sealed bio-dome for two years. The documentary begins by explaining the origins of the group behind the Biosphere 2 project. They met in San Francisco in the late 1960’s and were a theatre group before they became involved in the environment. I was completely unaware of this before watching the documentary – I thought Biosphere 2 was set up by a scientific group – and so it […]

By |2021-09-05T08:55:00+00:00December 20th, 2020|climate change, Reviews, Science, Science Fiction|0 Comments

OMG, our future is Logan’s Run!

Icon Earth RedOne fun thing to do, when you blog for years, is to look at an article that came out years ago and see how it stands up. Today, I’ve been looking back at an article written by George Monbiot in the Guardian, entitled, The 13 impossible crises that humanity now faces. George’s article is headed with a still from the film The Road, based on Cormac McCarthy’s brilliant but extremely depressing novel. The Road describes a post-collapse USA, freezing cold and inhabited by roving bands of violent cannibals. […]

By |2020-12-06T16:14:31+00:00December 6th, 2020|climate change, Science Fiction|0 Comments

How Star Wars was saved in the edit

I still love the original Star Wars trilogy. Nothing in my life has ever come close in terms of sheer awe and wonder to that evening when I watched the first Star Wars movie in my local cinema. I was eight years old and the only film I’d seen before was ‘The Cat From Outer Space’. Suffice it to say, I walked out of that cinema a different boy. Later on, as a young man, I still enjoyed the drama, the acting and the cinematography but I also enjoyed the […]

By |2020-09-23T18:51:16+00:00August 18th, 2020|Science Fiction, Writing|1 Comment