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Review: Rana Ahmad – Frauen dürfen hier nicht träumen

Two things first, this is not a work of fiction I am going to review, this is an autobiography/ the story of the author’s escape from a life in an oppressive and repressive regime, and it is not available in English. I really hope it will be very soon, though, …

Project Stoicism: On the Futility of War

War today is, as always, driven by the interests of the wealthy and powerful to further their own agendas in one way or the other. Many great thinkers have through the ages recognized that war is ultimately futile and only increases suffering. Seneca has something very poignant to say on …

The Expanse: An Ode to Camina Drummer

The Expanse has whole bunch of competent women. Another great feature of this already awesome show. But none is more awesome and formidable then Camina Drummer, Outer Planet, Captain of Medina Station (a.k.a The Behemoth). A fellow fan has a point when he calls her the Best Female Character In …

That Thing with the Luminiferous Aether

Way back in the day when I was still deep in the Steampunk scene, my friend Alex and I wrote a book about the subculture, its roots, background etc. One of the background infos I provided concerned the aether, or as I usually spell it æther. You can find it …

The Color out of Space

Review: The Color out of Space (2019 film)

So, the first part of the announced Lovecraftian trilogy has been released on DVD, which meant: I got a chance to watch it. I went into the experience with mixed feelings. I am not too fond of most adaptions of Lovecraft’s work, my favourites so far being the films produced …