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Thread: The human psyche in SF
October 28th, 2014, 12:04 PM #1
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The human psyche in SF
I recently watched the movie The Cell (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209958/). While it was mostly rotten, I liked the central premise of exploring a character's mental landscape (mindscape).
So I'm looking for similar (although better ) SF (books, films, comics) where the setting is also the human mind or psyche.
Please offer your suggestions.
October 30th, 2014, 12:19 AM #2
A lot of psychological thrillers, such as the movie Pi, explore the mental landscape.
October 30th, 2014, 06:40 PM #3
This is favorite area for me. I see the psyche being explored in a few places, though not necessarily overtly. Mythology [including religious stories] and dreams appear to share the same unconscious source as the human psyche. It's fascinating territory, and has some very deep wells to look in. On the NF side, I recommend Carl Jung, James Hillman, Erich Neumann, and Joseph Campbell. My personal favorites are Campbell and Hillman.
Have you ever watched the original 17 episode series of The Prisoner? Surreal.
I'll also suggest my own story, f l y i n g s a u c e r h a t
Please forgive the promotion, but it's quite appropriate to this topic.
Amazon : http://tinyurl.com/flyingsaucerhat
October 30th, 2014, 07:29 PM #4
Did you mean the prisoner on Netflix about the guy who is stuck on that island with the orb that floats around and watches over the inhabitants???
October 30th, 2014, 09:29 PM #5
October 31st, 2014, 09:00 AM #6
Yeah I know what you're talking about. That stuff was weird. And that's something, coming from me.
October 31st, 2014, 09:09 AM #7
Do you have a blog or something where I can read something you've written before. I don't like to dive into buying into I test the waters, if you catch my drift. Also, I read a post on your fb about particle physics, it was the post with that Japanese author. Anhow, I recently wrote an article on my blog, http://prescottfry.com/2014/10/equil...fate-universe/ . Check it out, perhaps our material is along the same lines?? You tell me.
October 31st, 2014, 08:45 PM #8
Takako Minekawa is a musician, actually. She's a composer/keyboard player/singer. Has a unique minimalist style.
I'll check out your blog.
If you go to www.flyingsaucerhat.com and click to the 'preview' page, you can read the first bit of the story.
November 1st, 2014, 12:18 PM #9
I enjoyed your article on equilibrium. Appropriate, with potential implications.