The Midnight Sun

When I was growing up I read a lot of science fiction.

Mostly authors like Isaac Asimov, Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, etc. I was also a latch key kid which meant I watched a lot of T.V. and one of the series that had a profound impact on me was the classic old black and white Twilight Zone hosted by Rod Serling made between 1959 and 1964.

The scripts for these episodes were ground breaking for their time in terms of their unique subject matter and avant garde brand of social commentary.

You must remember these episodes were written during the heyday of both Space Exploration and Cold War Paranoia.

So, I thought with all the Solar Activity News as of late it might be fun to re-visit one of the Top 10 best episodes of the Twilight Zone in my opinion, The Midnight Sun.

You can watch The Midnight Sun HERE for free.

Aergeweorc

Aergeweorc

 

‘The period of history which we now call ‘Anglo-Saxon’ lasted from about the mid-fifth century to the end of the eleventh, after the Norman conquest. Most surviving Anglo Saxon manuscripts date from the latter part of that period and the majority of them are in Latin, but England was unique in Early Medieval Europe in having a thriving vernacular literature also – written in a language we all now call ‘Old English’ to distinguish it from the ‘Middle English’ stage of the evolving language, which culminated  in the works of Chaucer and Malory’.

“A language and culture brought to us in the cut and thrust of sword and axe, the cry of the woman in her labour pains and the serf sifting the grain and obeying his thegn in the battle line.”

 

 

In Memoriam: Jack Higgins

Jack Higgins, author of ‘The Eagle Has Landed,’ dead at 92

 

I was sad to hear of Jack’s passing. His books were a big inspiration to me growing up, especially his Liam Devlin series.

Tonight I will re-read The Eagle has Landed and watch the excellent movie with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall In Memory of You Jack.

Literary Corner: The Great American World War II Novelists

The Great American World War II Novelists

 

I remember reading James Jones The Thin Red Line in High School and being blown away by the dense, layered prose. It took me somewhere around three weeks to get through it because I would re-read some chapters twice.

Since then I read Jones’ WW2 trilogy to include From Here to Eternity, The Thin Red Line and Whistle.

Highly Recommended.

 

Flashback on Federal Tyranny: This Post-Apocalyptic Book Was Written By One Of The Oregon Militia Members

This Post-Apocalyptic Book Was Written By One Of The Oregon Militia Members

 

Looking back now we can see Levoy was not only a writer but also a prophet in the sense he was sounding the ALARM of unbridled Government Tyranny and writing about his own death at the hands of Government Gangster Assassins with badges.

Only Blood and Suffering: Regaining Lost Freedom by the late Levoy Finicum can be puchased HERE.