Consider Phlebas is a wonderful book because it’s a riposte to jingoistic hey-yeah military space operas. It’s a book about a dumbass who doesn’t understand what’s going on, gets his backside repeatedly handed to him and then falls apart. It’s an inversion and deconstruction of space operas, which works very well as a…
This isn’t the same people (that was Netflix). It’s the team (well, showrunner) who made Utopia, which is a very fine series. But Consider Phlebas is ambitious on a whole other level.
I am really really looking forward to reading the book, we are probably going to finish up the series tonight and have loved it! That is awesome to hear.
Use of Weapons would have to be on a streaming service so you could watch the episodes in chronological order instead of as presented in the book. The venn diagram describing “people who would understand Use of Weapons presented as written on episodic TV” and “People who have not read Use of Weapons” is two circles on…
Consider Phlebas is an interesting one to start with, even if it is the first Culture book. From what I understand, Use of Weapons is a much better introduction, since Consider Phlebas is from the perspective of someone not a part of the Culture.
Or the start of a Def Leppard song.
It sounds like someone trying really, really hard not to say a bad word because there are impressionable young ears nearby.
Nah, I dismissed you because you’re obfuscating. Your “opinion” is that the narrative is overblown, but it really isn’t:
Well, on the upshot, you don’t really give a shit.
LOL, my dad was Jewish, try that antisemitic smear shit on someone else, shithead.
And Bernie lost to that “shitty” candidate by 4 million votes, so what’s your point? Back a candidate that can make it out of the primaries, then let’s talk. Oh, and congrats on doing your part in getting Trump elected.
No, man, I don’t want any centrists. I want a party that actually prioritizes the poor, POC, women. Unfortunately, that party doesn’t exist. And it’s hilarious that despite overwhelming evidence that this election was anything but the easiest (literal Russian meddling), you insist otherwise. Whatever you need to tell…
I’m totally going to start yelling Goldfarb!!! after a stubbed toe
another unsuccessful presidential campaign
Someone else pointed out “has anyone checked to see if this was the same shotgun in both incidents?”
Christ! Disappear aweady, bros.
I thought EVERYTHING was Obama’s fault but now it’s looking like Hillary is to blame.
The “Hillary cage” guy said he thought the accent sounded Muslim WTF?
They will vote exactly the same because they can’t even admit it to themselves.
I believe they genuinely don’t mind the help from the Russians. The true MAGA believers think the Russians actually want to help make America great again, an idea that doesn’t stand up to any sort of intellectual scrutiny, much like the idea that Trump actually wants to do the same.