Narrative to My Ears – Analyzing the Use of Musical Narrative in Clone

When asked about their favourite work of fantasy or science fiction, very few people respond with a piece of music. Most people suggest books, like the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or a movie or TV show, like Star Wars, Star Trek, or countless other star-somethings. I have yet…

Larger than Life: A review of Syfy’s The Expanse

If there’s one thing you can say about Syfy’s new show The Expanse (broadcast on Space for us lucky Canadians, eh), it’s that it doesn’t mess around with the title. This show is big. It’s huge! The premise behind the latest sci-fi adventure to hit our view-screens is that by the twenty-third century, mankind has…

Playground Politics

 The funny books aren’t funny anymore. By this I mean that, excluding Archie and the odd issue of Squirrel Girl, mainstream comics haven’t been true to their name for years now. Whether you like it or not, gone are the days of the classic ten-cent The Beano and The Dandy your granny used to read…

Dreams are Made in the Trenches

In November, it’s hard to forget. Now I don’t mean your keys or your economics quiz; those still slip our minds with regularity. No, as any human being in the Western World who doesn’t currently take up residence under a large rock will tell you, November, at least the beginning of it, is marked by…