Tag: sci-fi

  • Klara and the Sun – Full Thoughts

    NOTE: This review contains spoilers below the synopsis. For my spoiler-free review, please see my YouTube video. Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel takes us to a world of the not-so-distant future, where AI and humans live side-by-side…literally. Klara, an artificial friend (“AF”), relates to us her journey of leaving a shop window for a home with […]

  • Why Do We Love Robots? – Thoughts While Reading Klara and the Sun

    I am currently 60% through Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest novel, Klara and the Sun. In recent years, the British writer has pivoted away from psychological family dramas towards science fiction and fantasy. Klara and the Sun, in fact, is narrated by an artificial friend (or “AF”) called Klara, who relates her experiences starting as a robot […]

  • The Time Machine: Then and Now

    It’s been about fifteen years since I first read The Time Machine.  It was so unlike anything I’d read before.  Afterwards, I even wrote my own time-travelling story, which was more like fan-fiction than anything else. I don’t often reread books, but as I build my H. G. Wells collection, I figured I’d reread each […]

  • Two Views of the Twentieth Century – Episode 31

    We kick off Season 3 with two giants of 19th-century science fiction: Jules Verne and Albert Robida.  Both French authors, Verne and Robida crafted futuristic novels set in the 20th century, predicting changes in technology and society.  Join me in this trip to the past, which at times feels amazingly reminiscent of the digital world […]