Monday, April 28, 2008

Jackie Chan's Early Fighting Days

This is one of the best fight scenes I have seen. Chan's opponent in the scene was a 6 time world kickboxing champion and is quite good.

H/T Impact Lab


Friday, April 11, 2008

Top Science Fiction Lists

Science fiction remains one of my favourite genres of fiction, to read. It also remains my favourite genre for writing. Here is an ongoing list of my favourites in SF over the years. I will add more as they come to mind.

  1. Dune
  2. Childhood's End
  3. Ender's Shadow
  4. Foundation (1-3)
  5. Neuromancer
  6. Ringworld
  7. Fahrenheit 451
  8. Hyperion Cantos
  9. A Canticle for Leibowitz
  10. The Demolished Man
  11. Starship Troopers
  12. The Space Merchants
  13. Blood Music
  14. Flowers for Algernon
  15. Camp Concentration
  16. The Genocides
  17. Shockwave Rider
  18. The High Crusade
  19. Tuf Voyaging
  20. A Fire Upon the Deep
  21. Replay
  22. Jumper
  23. Cryptonomicon
  24. Player of Games
  25. Glory Season
  26. A Deepness in the Sky
  27. To Your Shattered Bodies Go
  28. The Forever War
  29. Midshipman's Hope
  30. Cities in Flight
  31. Rites of Passage
  32. No Blade of Grass
  33. The Martian Chronicles
  34. Engine Summer
  35. The Genesis Machine
  36. Earth Abides
  37. Citizen of the Galaxy
  38. The Peace War
  39. Gateway
  40. Slan
  41. Eon
  42. Solaris
  43. Rendezvous with Rama
  44. The Humanoids
  45. Pavane
  46. Old Man's War
  47. The Stainless Steel Rat
  48. Puppet Masters
  49. Doomsday Book
  50. A Boy and His Dog
  51. Davy
  52. Alas Babylon
  53. City
  54. Void Captain's Tale

Here are some top SF lists from various sources:

Peter Sykes top 100 SF

Phobos top 100 SF

Top Ranked SF by James Wallace Harris

Top 100 SF by vote of 3316 internet respondents

Top 100 SF by David Pringle

Top 1000 SF and Fantasy by vote

James Wallace Harris classics of SF novels, short stories, anthologies etc


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Warm Tropical Air Flows South From Melting Icecaps

Just as Nobel Prize winner Al Gore and the IPCC predicted, warm tropical air is rushing south from melting icecaps, threatening to envelop the entire northern hemisphere. Saskatoon has been particularly affected by the heat, but Winnipeg is also suffering from the unseasonable heat wave.

To paraphrase the right Reverend Wright, "god-damn those deniers." When the warming cataclysm is right in front of their eyes, they try to ruin it for the rest of us--who were foresightful enough to get in on the carbon trade enterprise on the ground floor.


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