Posts tagged “science fiction”

  1. There is perhaps no book I find more joy in revisiting than Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth. I have seen every single film adaptation thereof, including the Brendan Fraser remake (both the regular and 3D version). As a child, I sometimes whispered the name Arne Saknussemm to myself when I was alone, as both a prayer and a talisman. I was bitterly disappointed when I learned in fourth-grade science class that the Hollow Earth…

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  2. Slightly Less Beloved Classics takes a second look at the lesser-known works of celebrated authors. Here we shall decide what is to remain by the wayside and what is to be led gaily back home, lauded with timbrels and trumpets and fatted calves. Previously in this series: Nightingale Wood.  A Canticle for Leibowitz is the kind of book that, if you have read it and you see it on a bookshelf at someone else's house,…

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