Recent posts tagged nonfiction


2020


Minimal Headwordspace

2020 just about killed my enthusiasm for reading, which was finicky to begin with.

2019


The True(r) Story

On the fictions of the "true story" style of moviemaking.

2018


That Pile On The Nightstand

The overwhelming majority of what I'm genuinely curious about reading has been nonfiction. I hate that.

2017


The Benefits Of A Cracking Good Yarn

What storytelling can do that a straight rundown of facts can't.

2013


Reality In a Theater Near You Dept.

The rise (we hope) of the non-fiction drama.

2011


Science Fiction Studies in Film (Frederik Pohl & Frederik Pohl IV)

One of SF’s more distinguished names (and son) collaborated on this scattershot but enjoyable set of essays on science fiction in the movies. It’s best for the tone and tenor of the writing, with some nifty snippets of interviews with...

The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies Never Made (David Hughes)

Hollywood’s messy love affair with science fiction is documented beautifully in this overview of SF movies which either made it to the screen only after great developmental strife (Dune, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four) or never made it at all (The...

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Douglas Hofstader)

Brain, n. That with which we think we think. I first heard that joke when I was, I believe, ten years old. I first read Douglas Hofstader’s Gödel, Escher Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid when I was about ten years...

2009


Sayonara, Mr. Fatty!: A Geek's Diet Memoir (Toshio Okuda)

“Reality counts for a lot.” Despite the label on the cover (A Geek’s Diet Memoir), Sayonara, Mr. Fatty! is not a “diet book”. If anything, it’s an anti-diet book, much as Walker Percy’s Lost in the Cosmos was an anti-self-help...


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