Tag Archive for Fiction

We thought we knew about war

Series two of popular US TV show The 100 finished its UK run this week. The series had a dark, epic, complex plot hiding under the covers of a teen sci-fi drama. The final episode was a corker, disturbing, dramatic and thought-provoking it’s only weakness is that the prelude to season 3 did not look…

In Lambeth a play starring Tom Paine

“In Lambeth” is a play set on the eve of the Storming of the Bastille in the titular London borough. Thomas Paine flees a mob and finds himself in the garden of intellectual fellow traveller William Blake, who’s arboreally elevated full frontal nudity adds to the drama and serves to highlight the two men’s differing…

Ayn Rand’s Words Live On

Earlier this week, the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, CA announced that Penguin Random House will be publishing a “lost” novel that Rand wrote in 1934. The title is Ideal which shares the same title as a previously published play of hers. This novel will be released by July 2015, in a single volume with…

Rise Headless and proceed scientifically

It is not often I read fiction, and the ghost horror genre is not something I would have chosen straight away. Yet in Rise Headless and Ride, it is as if the author Richard Gleaves listed the seven virtues named in Galt’s Speech together with their opposites and mapped them onto the hero and villain…

The Jason Crane series volume 1 is out.

Normally when I recommend books, I set them up as revenue generating links. Not this time. Richard Gleaves, the objectivist playwright, videographer and now author has released the first in his series of horror books. I’ve seen (and used) enough of Richard’s other work to order it on ahem.. faith and to mention it here…

Thursday Speaker: Aiden P Gregg

Our speaker for Thursday is an academic psychologist who wants to talk about a very specific psychological problem in a great deal of depth. “Oh god really?” I hear you cry? “Is this going to be some kind of post-modern lefty bollocks about people’s relationships with their fathers?”. An understandable concern, so let’s deal with…

Atlas Shrugged Part II Trailer

The last part of Atlas Shrugged series involved wooden acting, downright ugly plot changes, and serious philosophical misunderstandings. I rated it 6 out 10, and I was giving it credit for being based on a book I liked. This part seems somewhat better, so far…