Tribe Search: fen
Here’s a listing of all the stuff on the Freak nation site that might be of interest to the Fans:
- Altered Carbon (Book Review)
In a world where anyone’s memories and personality can be stored, played back, and “re-sleeved” in a new body, death has become optional — at least, for those with the money to pay for new bodies. Takeshi Kovacs doesn’t have that much money, but his employer, Laurens Bancroft does — and can afford to hire Kovacs to find out who killed Bancroft. Emily Crow says Richard K. Morgan’s novel brings the cyberpunk genre back to vivid life, instead of copying previous masters.
- Just Let It Die, Already! (Opinion/Editorial Piece)
Paramount has announced, with great fanfare, that it’s selected Armageddon co-writer and now MI-3 director J.J. Abrams to direct Star Trek XI — and that the movie will star younger versions of Kirk and Spock in their days at Starfleet Academy. Freak Nation webmaster Kai MacTane responds: Why don’t they simply shoot the franchise and put it out of our misery? It’s time to let it die, already, and if Paramount won’t do the job, then it’s up to us.
- Spider-Man 3 (Video Review)
Sam Raimi and the Spider-Crew couldn't keep up the high level of the first two movies forever, but the third installment is still entertaining and enjoyable. The action, effects, and storyline are all solid, but the emotional interactions that form the core of the Spider-Man mythos are off-kilter, and it shows. A movie review by Aldyth Beltane.
- No Excuse for Environmental Destruction (Opinion/Editorial Piece)
In the wake of new UK research showing that the Earth’s environment can recover from episodes of global warming, we’re likely to see Bush Administration pro-industry statements that there’s no need to rein in production of greenhouse gases. But would an environmental correction really solve our problems?
- Atheists “Versus” Believers? (Opinion/Editorial Piece)
The atheists, the rationalists, and the Brights are pissed off, and they’re fighting back against the forces of “Intelligent Design”, public prayer, and superstition. But they’re in real danger of going too far, and the freak community itself could easily become fragmented over issues of faith and belief. Skeptics and mystics can easily remain allies, if they realize that the important thing isn’t what you believe, but what you think should happen to people who disagree with you. An editorial by FN Webmaster Kai MacTane.
- The Freak Nation Manifesto (Site Information)
Statement of purpose for Freak Nation, and description of the seven major freak tribes that make up our nation.
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