The Converts – A Book Recommendation

This 1967 novel opens a wide, picturesque window onto life in the Roman Empire in the 5th Century. Curiously, if not eerily, the view is a mirror to our own time. The window the novel provides for us to peer through are the sharply intelligent eyes of Alypius, the young, sensitive friend of Saint Augustine … Continue reading The Converts – A Book Recommendation

The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

The High Crusade is a delightful book, one of my all-time favorites. I've often thought of officially reviewing it myself but I've never gotten around to it. The closest I've come is recommend it among others in my  Galactic Christendom: A Short History  post a couple of months back. No worries. I recently came across a … Continue reading The High Crusade – A Book Recomendation

Deep Fakes for the Deep State

  https://youtu.be/lrla4PzOEuE   When I saw the movie Forrest Gump years ago and first watched those scenes where the actor Tom Hanks' titular character was spliced into historic footage I thought, "Aww hell, it won't be too long before this technology is put into the service of propaganda." People being scrubbed from official records, erased … Continue reading Deep Fakes for the Deep State

Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’

  Phillip K Dick has to have the distinction of being the science fiction writer with the most movies made from his works. Blade Runner, Minority Report and Total Recall are probably the best known of the lot. The Pre-Persons, the short story you can read by clicking the link below, has never been adapted … Continue reading Phillip K Dick’s ‘The Pre-Persons’