In which I show you some of the delicious new books I’ve acquired, wander off mid-filming, get way too excited by new things, and totally don’t eat the books. ;) Where else to find me: Goodreads - http://ift.tt/18fIDPW Tumblr - http://ift.tt/10vbGr9 Twitter - http://ift.tt/18fIGeB New video up every Wednesday.
“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.”
DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK
I BEEN HERE FOR … actually exactly one year.
(My body stopped being a wimpy sick baby and thus I am back to the youtubes. Wewwww.)
Yes!! You are back. We missed you far too much. <3
In which I talk about some SF books that have been turned into films (and other things).
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick.
Blade Runner (1982).
The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick.
Minority Report (2002).
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick.
Total Recall (1990, 2012).
2001, A Space Odyssey (1968).
2001, A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.
The Sentinel by Arthur C Clarke.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005).
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
The War of the Worlds (1953, 2005).
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
The Time Machine (1960, 2002).
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