ORIGIN OF A MASTERPIECE: HOW ‘BLADE RUNNER’ WENT FROM A NOVEL TO THE BIG SCREEN

After Philip K. Dick published Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in 1968, the novel quickly attracted the attention of Hollywood filmmakers. Martin Scorsese was interested before the project landed with Ridley Scott, who had just left the production of another major science-fiction franchise: Dune. While one can only guess what a Scorsese adaptation might have looked like, … Read moreORIGIN OF A MASTERPIECE: HOW ‘BLADE RUNNER’ WENT FROM A NOVEL TO THE BIG SCREEN

Dune: Then, Now, and Why it Holds Up

Before there was Game of Thrones or Star Wars, there was Dune. War and the power struggles of those who wage it have been central plot devices for millennia. War is as primal as sex and love. Now, take a world with a cosmic power struggle and add man-eating sandworms, a hostile desert planet, and an addictive magical substance, and … Read moreDune: Then, Now, and Why it Holds Up

Book Review- ‘2034: A Novel Of The Next World War’

Military people tucked away in high-level staff sections love to speculate on the imminent threat of China. Authors Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis have confronted that collective sense of forboding with the narrative, 2034: A Novel of The Next World War. They don’t pull punches on what war with China would mean. It’s not … Read moreBook Review- ‘2034: A Novel Of The Next World War’