I’ve actually had it for about a month, now, but hadn’t started watching it, for two reasons. Firstly, I had another DVD series on the go – Leverage; but mainly because I couldn’t decide whether to dive straight into Season 4, or watch some of season 3 again, which I last watched in December 2011.
Tag: science fiction
As a professor bids goodbye to his colleagues, he admits that he is actually a centuries-old caveman.
The plot is simple – an unexplained world-wide epidemic that robs everyone of their sense of smell. Just as people are adjusting to this, taste follows.
Which is probably good, as it helped me keep the multiple narratives (and frequent flashbacks) straight in my mind – a number of the characters have similar names (for good reason, as will become evident if you read it), and even reading it continuously, I had moments of confusion.
The book tells the (fictional) story of a more perilous alternative to the Apollo mission, evolved from the fear that the Russians would beat the US to the moon.
Yes, it sounds like an episode of UFO, but it isn’t.
Well worth seeing, not least to spot the boxing references, both real-life and fictional.
Anna Torv is a genius!
Fortunately, even at that price, I had the sense to read samples first, and a lot of stuff got rejected before the end of the first chapter.
Time to hang out on eBay for a while, I think.
I have The Butterfly Effect on DVD, and – unlike the so-called sequels, it is a pretty decent sf film about changing timelines, with an incredibly dark ending.
But while saying that my sf reading was way down, I had no idea why it was. It was definitely not a conscious decision *not* to read sf. I wonder if, in part, it is because there have been several decent SF shows on TV in the last couple of years, so I was getting my fix that way.