Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Paper Topic

Since a few of you guys are doing this, I thought I'd go ahead a put my topic on here in case anyone has any suggestions. In case you've forgotten (which I'm sure you have) I'm working with the short story "Going Deep" by James Patrick Kelly. I'm looking at it as it relates to different themes in psychology and I'm going to try to look at articles in a few psychology journals to use as secondary sources. I'm still trying to decide exactly what types of ideas, themes and relationships to examine. Any thoughts, ideas or comments are greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Containment as a paper topic

I spoke about my idea for the final paper in class the other day, but I just wanted to put it here on the blog in case anybody had any more suggestions for me. My topic was concerning the issue of containment of contagion, specifically as seen in Coldtown and Boneshaker. I appreciate any ideas you want to share.

Monday, November 22, 2010

I completely fail at keeping up with the blog...

I know I am way behind on posts. I should probably put a sticky note on my computer: TALK SCIENCE FICTION WITH YOUR FELLOW NERDS ON THE BLOG :)

So...what's going on in sci fi these Bailey said, every future movie seems to be sci fi related. One that stands out to me is Tron. Once again we see the video game come into play. I'm excited to see Jeff Bridges play two characters in one movie too. Another movie that caught my eye is Cowboys and Aliens. What a funny concept? I cracked up when I saw the trailer. Daniel Craig is stepping out of his James Bond shell and getting nice and dirty in a cowboy movie. With aliens. TIGHT.

Anyways...I hope all is well with everyone's papers. Also, have a great Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I know this is my second post but I just remembered that I wanted to blog about this: while waiting for the fantastic harry potter movie to begin, I noticed that the majority of the previews were for sci fi movies. I really think that it is easier for the current movie industry to create sci fi movies that are the best in 3D with multiple special effects to create a higher grossing film. I think that maybe we are getting tired with a "reality" movie and really looking to the movies for high action that takes us beyond our regular lives.

Paper Topic: Designer Society

First of all, HARRY POTTER WAS AMAZING! And I hope tat you all have seen/will see it!

I wanted to see if any of you had any more to say about my paper topic and to further clarify it: the concept of a designer society in river of gods.
By designer society I mean: a society manipulated by its inhabitants to become an "ideal" society by their ideals. This is seen through the nutes, the virtual worlds of town and country and of alterre, and by the foetal selection (choosing male babies over female, 1:4 ratio women to men)

Please give me some feedback! :)