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by kingolf
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant
Replies: 39
Views: 10388

Re: Drabblecast 273 - The Electric Ant

Excellent story, PKD is regarded as a classic master for a reason it would seem. Enjoyed Norm's analysis of the storie's comment on solipsism too. You can't refute solipsism but you also can't use it for anything. If you reject the existence of anything other than your own consciousness, well, why a...
by kingolf
Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story
Replies: 21
Views: 5948

Re: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story

Oh I totally agree with you, it's just that those points have been hammered home so many times in so many stories that, in a story, they seem not so much profound as a cheap way to get out of having to actually pose a question. Not food for thought, but a facile reinforcement of the conclusions we'v...
by kingolf
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Story Discussion - Main and Drabbleclassics
Topic: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story
Replies: 21
Views: 5948

Re: Drabblecast 272 – Power Armor: A Love Story

I found this story to be pretty disappointing. The main character was the usual self-insertion, so cool that it would almost be a crime if he didn't get everyone's adoration and, of course, the romantic interest. It would have been an effective criticism of that bland and semi-sexist narrative if sh...