Drama and Reality in The Crown

My family and I are very much enjoying The Crown, a historical drama on Netflix, detailing the reign of Elizabeth II, the interactions of the royal family and the state of Britain from before the royal wedding of Philip and Elizabeth. It is a wonderful series with excellent cinematography, acting and storytelling. It is a […]

Frankenstein: Science, Nature and Genesis

Frankenstein (1818) is a multi-genre novel by Mary Shelley (1797-1851). It contains themes of Gothic and science fiction, among others. This essay will be focusing on the latter theme of science in Shelley’s novel. Prior to the ill-fated construction of his Monster, Victor Frankenstein gloried in the sciences. He described himself “as always having been […]

Social Isolation and Evil in Camus’ The Plague 

The Plague (Originally called: La Peste) was written by Albert Camus (1913-1960) and originally published in 1947. The story, written as a chronicle by a (temporarily) anonymous author, describes the lives of a motley cast of characters and the people of their city (Oran, Algeria) during an epidemic. Camus used The Plague to illustrate much […]

Half of a Yellow Sun Review – Remember Biafra

Half of a Yellow Sun (henceforth: HYS) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a historiographical fiction novel set before and during the iconic Biafran War of 1967 to 1970. The book follows the perspective of three main, contrasting characters. The first character to be introduced is that of Ugwu, the young house boy from rural Nigeria, […]

Identity, Memory and Virtual-Reality in PT Logos’ Warnings from the Future

(Featured Image found here https://davidjrodger.wordpress.com/) Major Spoilers for Science Fiction Short Stories: Warnings from the Future, Cyberpunk Series I by PT Logos Good science fiction presents speculation and evokes questions. What will our future be like? Will this be a desirable future, or not? Is virtual reality a crutch to be scorned or a sad reflection of reality’s shortcomings? […]