Creating Nature

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

September 20, 2019

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At the center of humanity’s evolution is design skill. We make spaces for ourselves and our tribes. Thatching together reeds, pouring elaborate concrete forms, or building a floating habitat in space, all of these are ways humans transform their space. Parks were initially just public spaces for people to enjoy the outdoors, but . . .

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Gateways To Counter-Culture: Neuromancer

MikeNM

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September 13, 2019

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I had initially meant to pitch this out to Electric Literature, but I think it might be more interesting to explore the books, music, movies, and games that influenced my outlook and approach to the world. I have been sitting on this one for a while, so long that the second one I wrote about the Sandman came first.

The . . .

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Book Review - Proxima Centauri by Farel Dalrymple

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

September 06, 2019

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Proxima Centauri by Farel Dalrymple is the sort of sci-fi that you don't really see anymore. It's seeped in the stoned dream logic of 70's Sci-Fi Fantasy like Heavy Metal, and probably isn't for everyone. Sherwood is a bratty teenage wizard caught in a pocket dimension. He wants to escape and return to his brother . . .

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Step One: Repeat Step One

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

September 04, 2019

This one is going up a bit late because of a yearly vacation. I am trying to get better about unplugging altogether during these times, and am not professional enough to preschedule a post for my week off. At least the dozen or so of you out there know that you're getting fresh bullshit right off the keyboard.

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Book Review - Why My Cat Is More Impressive Than Your Baby

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 23, 2019

Matthew Inman was mildly late to webcomics when compared to many of the artists who defined the genre. (Who knows? Maybe NPR will make a comic and we’ll get to hear how Ira Glass invented webcomics.) However, he managed to catch on to pretty wide acclaim. Garnering not only popularity for his comic and collected paperbacks he has also has . . .

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Sci-Fi And The Dumb Blockbuster

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 16, 2019

*I had started to write this just as I finished up the movie version of This Wandering Earth, having only glanced at a summary of the short story. Now having read through the fifty-ish page novella, I think that I can more clearly articulate my ideas. There’s not much to spoil about each, but if you want a fresh . . .

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Book Review: Notes For A War Story By Gipi

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

August 12, 2019

I ended up grabbing Notes For a War Story after reading an old Library Comics review and ended up getting a used copy off Amazon which aptly turned out to be from a library. Translated from Italian, this war story comes from an unnamed war in an unnamed country. However, it closely resembles the breakdown of Yugoslavia in this translation. . . .

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