Black Mirror

black mirrorHow had I never seen this show before? It combines dark psychological twists with intriguing exploration of the philosophical issues associated with the current (and near-future) state of cyber-tech and its potential impact on the human experience.  A week ago I had never heard of the show; I have now binge watched every episode on Netflix, and am desperate for more. Continue reading

Luminarium: Book Review

futuristic sci-fi theology tributeLuminarium by Alex Shakar is the most intelligent, thought-provoking work of contemporary fiction I have read in a long, long time.  It was not just another book read, but an experience.  And it sort of defied genre categorization: kind of like science fiction, but not just.  It was set in 2006, around the 5th anniversary of the 9/11 attack in New York.  I wouldn’t call it 9/11 literature, though that was mentioned and somewhat woven into certain elements of the storyline Continue reading