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February 12th, 2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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It was interesting to look through posts from the early days of the forum which was predominantly pro Rossi. Also early post from Rog were very even-handed when discussing Stoner.
Imo the polarising event for opinions on both sides of the argument was LS 08 (the Corkscrew incident in particular) and its aftermath.

You didn’t like the Phillip K Dick references?. I read all his books as a kid, and consider him to have been a premier futurist/contributor to the literature of ideas as SF was then, but didn’t enjoy his actual writing/prose style as much as I do William Gibson’s for instance. I always thought the movie Bladerunner which is high on the list of my personal top 10 movies of all time was better than the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, although like Kubrick’s 2001 having read the book was handy the first time you saw the movie.

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Imo the polarising event for opinions on both sides of the argument was LS 08 (the Corkscrew incident in particular) and its aftermath.

You didn’t like the Phillip K Dick references?. I read all his books as a kid, and consider him to have been a premier futurist/contributor to the literature of ideas as SF was then, but didn’t enjoy his actual writing/prose style as much as as I do William Gibson’s for instance. I always thought the movie Bladerunner which is high on the list of my personal top 10 movies of all time was better than the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, although like Kubrick’s 2001 having read the book was handy the first time you saw the movie.
No - you and I are on the same page re: PKD. I just haven't cared for the Netflix "Electric Dreams" series based on his early, and rather primitive short stories. Dick wasn't a refined prose stylist. His characters were fairly two-dimensional and yet in his blue-collar writing style he vividly conveyed his meth-fueled, anxiety drenched stories of paranoia and existential dread that really set itself apart from that of his contemporaries. He was to my mind a Camus/Kafka hybrid of Sci Fi.

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MM will win the title, but it will be close and both Ducatis will fight for the title. It's still too early to predict the performance of the M1.
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