M Alan Kazlev

Imagineer, pantheist, essayist, vegan, nerd.  Work in progress Freehauler Alcione, a dystopian social satire meets metaphysics space opera.  Also teaching myself Blender so I can create scifi art for my stories

The Guardians of the Galaxy - Superheroes or Space Opera?
10 months ago
Watching Guardians of the Galaxy 2 leaves me in no doubt that this is a new space opera in the making. And if the sequel doesn't have the classic mythic mcguffin story arc of the first (where the infi...
The Matrix and Gnosticism
10 months ago
The Walchowski's Matrix Trilogy stands out as one of the classics of modern sci-fi storytelling. Not only does it powerfully present the hero's journey in a similar manner to other epic tales like Lor...
A Tale of Two Star Wars
10 months ago
The teaser trailer for the next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, slated for release on December this year, was quite underwhelming. A large part of the two minute trailer was either black screen or Luc...
Science Fiction as Modern Myth-Telling
10 months ago
When I was a kid, I used to be enthralled by reruns of those Ray Harryhausen Sword and Sandal epics like Jason and the Argonauts and Sinbad, which featured a fearless hero embarking on a quest and fig...
The Scale of Hardness in Science Fiction
a year ago
Some years ago, I had the idea of grading science fiction according to the degree of scientific realism. It was very obvious to me that, for example, the Discovery One spaceship in 2001 A Space Odysse...