Books that will induce a. Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author.
Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction. Post-Apocalyptic Fiction in Movies and Television: From the Landscape of Fiction. The science fiction movie Logan's Run is an important expression of our society's central myth.
It depicts a future humanity sealed off from the world in a high-tech city that is modeled after a mall and a giant singles complex, and governed by a dictator-computer. Among other things, the movie is about our fear that we are being infantilized by technology and turned into a society of techno-narcissists who substitute a fake life of superficial pleasures for an authentic existence. It depicts those in power as manipulating us into regressing into this artificial world of trivial pursuits because it is in their interest to do so.
In addition to depicting contemporary society, the movie offers a disguised and explicit depictions of the family, the mind, the act of birth, and stories from the Old and New Testament and from pagan mythology. This essay will probably be of interest primarily to hardcore fans and theoreticians. Tao Lin: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle. Most Popular from the Last 30 Days. John Cartan - 20 Strange and Wonderful Books. 20.
The Tolkien Reader by J. R. R. Tolkien The works of J.R.R. As I grow older, it's his short stories I particularly value. Tolkien wrote this story to demonstrate his belief that fairy tales are for adults. Strangest Books Ever Written. Raegan Butcher.
12 of the Best Steampunk Books. Steampunk: 20 Core Titles. By John Klima Featuring H.G.
Wells, Neal Barrett & Cherie Priest By John Klima — Library Journal, 03/04/2010 Steampunk is everywhere, from movies like Sherlock Holmes and Howl’s Moving Castle to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and an art exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England. A subgenre of science fiction, it typically (but not always) employs a Victorian setting where steam power and advanced technologies like computers coexist and often features themes, such as secret societies, found in mystery novels.
A little background: The subgenre has its origins in the 1980s with writers such as Tim Powers, James Blaylock, and K.W. Here are ten classic steampunk works and ten more recent titles for a well-rounded collection. The Classics | Recent Works Barrett, Neal, Jr. Blaylock, James P. Di Filippo, Paul. Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. Beware Of Writer. I’ve seen a meme bouncing around that reveals reasons why you shouldn’t ever date a writer. It’s true, to a point.
But I think it goes even deeper than that. Frankly, you should probably get the hell away from us. Anybody. Not just the people we date. So. They make us awful people. Imagine a sign around our necks: The Glass Is Not Half-Empty, But Rather, Full Of Badger Piss We are all pessimists, cynics, hypochondriacs and conspiracy theorists. Please Ignore Our Forked Tongues We are lying liars who lie. Martin: You do it because you are trained to do it, you have the strength to do it and the courage to do it… and ultimately (pause) you get to like it. For the record, if you don’t like that movie, you’re dead to me.