Dune film trailer
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021) trailer has the look and feel of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. Denis Villeneuve directed Blade Runner 2049. I have mixed feelings about Blade Runner 2049. While it had incredible world building and cinematography, the pace was slow and the ending was unsatisfying. After spending time with ‘K’, the protagonist, it turns out that he isn't the real hero of the story. That’s incredibly disappointing. Dune has been called ‘un-filmable’, but it will be interesting to see what Denis Villeneuve makes of it.
- Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot is classic hard science fiction. Asimov’s three robot rules are interesting and hugely influential in science fiction, but I wasn’t really engaged by the story. When I read it, I kept visualising Futurama, which didn’t help things much. I, Robot is a classic, that’s for sure, but it’s very much a product of its time, and feels a bit clunky reading it now.
- Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time is an intelligent and well written book… but I did struggle with its hard sci-fi nature. It spends a lot of time, almost in the style of a nature program, observing a bug-like life-form, the creature’s behaviour and society. The novel is structured with alternate human / bug-life focused chapters. I enjoyed the human focused sections but the bug-life sections felt too much like being in a biology class for my taste.