Books, Movies

The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Last week I whizzed through reading James VanderMeer's sci-fi novel Annihilation, in preparation for its film adaptation by Alex Garland. I finished the book on Friday -- it was only a six-hour audiobook, although it's part of a longer series -- and I saw the movie over the weekend. And it was weird, in a good… Continue reading The Strange World of “Annihilation”: Comparing the Book and Movie

Books, TV

The Price of Flesh in “Altered Carbon”

What will happen in the future, when we can disconnect our minds from our bodies? The science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan and its Netflix adaptation, Altered Carbon, takes a unique approach to this question. It presents us with a bleak vision of what life would be like if we could achieve immortality by discarding our… Continue reading The Price of Flesh in “Altered Carbon”

Books

Listening as Reading: My Experience with Audiobooks

This isn't my typical post about science fiction, fantasy, or video games, but I thought I'd share my experience with audiobooks. I'd still count that as a geeky interest, right? About a year and a half ago, I started driving to work instead of taking public transportation, and to entertain myself on the commute, I… Continue reading Listening as Reading: My Experience with Audiobooks