Monthly Archives: April 2016

Halo: The Flood – Gaming’s Place in Literature

Gaming’s Place in Literature seeks to examine game-related fiction through different lenses of literary analysis. The Flood is a Halo book that’s known to get some flak from the fanbase, and I can understand why. Coming off of Nylund’s close … Continue reading

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Sympathetic Villains – Maul, Fisk, and Jul ‘Mdama

Tumblr user scribbleymark wrote a brief analysis on (“formerly Darth, now just“) Maul and how he is somehow able to be a sympathetic character despite doing incredibly horrible deeds. The key to making Vader and Kylo Ren redeemable is that … Continue reading

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Bagheera’s Expanded Role – The Jungle Book (2016)

The thing that I recall most fondly about the 1967 Disney animated movie is Bagheera the panther. Maybe it was because of the character’s sleek design (I’ve always liked that aesthetic), or maybe it was because of his sense of … Continue reading

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Halo: The Fall of Reach – Gaming’s Place in Literature

The first entry in my series, Halo’s Place in Science Fiction for Halo Archive, this analysis on The Fall of Reach will also be the first entry in a more expansive series. Gaming’s Place in Literature seeks to examine game-related fiction … Continue reading

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“Smart” Science Fiction

The Museum of Science Fiction recently tweeted out an essay with a question attached: What do you think: is “smart” #SciFi a separate subgenre? https://t.co/IhFneYN5jK pic.twitter.com/l6xvYa1cMd — Museum of Sci-Fi (@Museum_SciFi) April 4, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js I at first assumed that … Continue reading

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