Recent posts tagged nonfiction


Minimal Headwordspace

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


The True(r) Story

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


That Pile On The Nightstand

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


The Benefits Of A Cracking Good Yarn

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


Reality In a Theater Near You Dept.

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


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...


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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