[LMB] OF: Australian SF
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Oct 8 17:57:57 BST 2021
On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 18:39:52 -0600, brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>> On Oct 7, 2021, at 6:31 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I read the book "On The Beach" and saw the movie. The main character was
>> the captain of the last surviving nuclear submarine his crew and the people
>> of Australia. The most poignant scene is when Moira stands on the bluff
>> looking over the sea as the submarine and her crew dives for the last time.
>> It definitely was not a cheerful ending.
>I saw the movie when it came out, and remembered images of the lines & of San Francisco and the music. I didn’t read it until last year.
"This is the way the world ends; not with a bang, but with a whimper."
-The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
critic, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because
nobody tries to please him. (Ambrose Bierce)
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