Carl Sagan’s contact is the purest form of speculative science-fiction. It takes a present-day world and imposes on it a remote but completely plausible scientific premise. In Contact, Carl Sagan asks, how would the human race react if we suddenly received a message from an alien civilisation.
Things feel strange at the moment, right?
There’s Trump, and Brexit, and there’s the increase in the popularity of far right political parties across Europe — most notably in Poland, France, Turkey, Germany and the UK; and this is only with a western biased view.
I’ve decided that I don’t like Stephen King. For me, a King novel is like a Big Mac; every six months or so I get a craving for one, convince myself I’m enjoying it, but ten minutes after finishing it the regret sets in.
“Love isn’t just wanting another person the way you want to own an object you see in a store. That’s just desire. You want to have it around, take it home and set it up somewhere in the apartment like a lamp.”
I’m on a bit of a US politics bender at the moment. And with the political intrigue floating around Donald Trump at the moment, there’s a queue of books being released to satisfy my reading desires.