Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Reid Picks: 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand

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I came across an article that mentions author Ayn Rand. The article, "Science fiction meets Disney in author’s first book" by Isabela Morales, was published online today, June 29, 2011, in the The Crimson White, which apparently is a student publication of the University of Alabama. To clarify, that article is about author Cory Doctorow, but Rand is mentioned.

The website also has another article on Rand ("Ayn Rand wrote science fiction?") that was published June 8.

Since I had already planned to blog about Rand's science fiction novella "Anthem," I find it ironic that I happened to randomly see an article mentioning the author. Anyway, here's what I have to say about the story:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Is Green Lantern Movie Worth Watching?

"Green Lantern" recently came out in movie theaters. I haven't seen it yet but have heard mixed reviews by those I know who've seen the movie. A fan of the comics disliked the film while another not so familiar with the comics liked it.

Below are two trailers for the movie. If you've seen the film, is it worth watching? If you haven't seen the movie, what are your impressions?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Free Music by John Anealio: The Angry Robot Remix Album

John Anealio has some free remixes of his "Angry Robot" song on his blog, Sci-Fi Songs. The remixes were created by others as part of a competition. The songs below were remixed by Dale Chase, Denis Cherryman, David Ritter, Mike Crooker, and Chooch Schubert, respectively.

Check out the songs below or click here for the posting on his website and for more information.

Here's Anealio's original song:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Reid Picks: Top Three Video Games

, author of the science fiction book titled CassaStar, is hosting a blogfest today called: "It's All Fun and Games Blogfest." Participants are asked to list their "three most favorite games and why. Board games, card games, RPG, video games, physical games - even mind games!"

I'm not too excited about board games, so I'll scratch that out as a topic. Card Games? Not really. Role-playing games (excluding video games)? Nope. Physical games? I guess not. Mind games? Cool, but no. That leaves video games for my favorite list.

Since I hardly have the time to play video games as I used to, my picks are going to be some older titles (but not as far back as the Sega Master System and NES era). Here are my top three video games:

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