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The New Critical Idiom : Science Fiction by Adam Roberts
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Roberts attempts to define science-fiction through the dual mediums of film and book and the other chapters cover various critical areas of the genre, including representations of race, gender and technology as a metaphor. The second chapter is an attempt at providing a history of the genre - I say 'a' history because the subject is subject to contention even now amongst fans.
The Roberts touches on various authors, including Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, Philip K. Dick, H G Wells, Brian Aldiss, Issac Asimov etc. plus many critics on the field. Some aspects of philosophy are also considered in relation to SF texts, both film and novels. All in all the book is what it… Read more
Jealousy (Jupiter Books) by Alain Robbe-Grillet
Jealousy (Jupiter Books) by Alain Robbe-Grillet
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This book is quite simply weird, involving and is amazing to read. You are literally placed into the varying thought processes of who is assumed to be a man, the husband of a dark haired woman, both are never actually named in the text. The setting is amazingly well-suited for the overall aesthetic of the novel, to be honest I thought this would be incredibly boring but instead I found myself fascinated. It is best to read with some rapidity and in as few sittings as possible due to the nature of the text.
I am aware that this review is mostly abstract but I believe that attempting to detail the style will reveal too much about the book itself, you honestly need to try it for… Read more
Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly (Xbox) by Microsoft
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
To try and encapsulate the concepts behind Project Zero II, I will say this: Japanese-aesthetic survival horror where you're without weapons in the typical sense of the word, playing as two young girls in a seemingly "lost" village.
This might well sound boringly generic in terms of game design but those talented designers at Tecmo tend to produce games worthy of labels such as "excellent" and "brilliant" rather than anything deviant or, simply crap. Your sole weapon in this game is a camera, or the Camera Obscura to be precise, with which you effectively exorcise spirits and demons that happen to be lurking in the mentioned village. It can be upgraded with various lenses and… Read more

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