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Beginning to watch 'Falling Skies' (yes, it takes me a while to catch… - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
Beginning to watch 'Falling Skies' (yes, it takes me a while to catch up with these things). So far it's ok but feels rather a lot like a cross between BSG's New Caprica (with much uglier Cylons borrowed from District 9) and Walking Dead. Maybe, like Neal Stephenson, I'm getting a little tired of apocalyptic fiction at this point. Science-fiction used to look forward to better. Iain M Banks still did and Charlie Stross still does.. (and I'm still looking forward to the sequel of Chris Beckett's 'Dark Eden..')

Still watching bits of 'Blakes 7'. And, mostly and mostly in the background while I do other things, bits of BBC4 where cute little critters struggle for three quarters of an hour to end up getting eaten by something large and horrible, while Attenborough narrates the whole thing with that soothing voice of his.

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robot_mel From: robot_mel Date: December 23rd, 2013 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Lols I have to disagree with you about science fiction looking forward to the better. It's kinda a genre that was built on distopias and nuclear war.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: December 24th, 2013 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)

But I do think it did. At least Asimov, Clarke et al were looking forward to a future in which we would sail afar, but also better ourselves. It is true that if you look a little further back to H G Wells, or a little further after to .. pretty much anything in the last 25 years... maybe it is my personal history with SF, which started with 2001 and with Daneel Olivaw....
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