A perceptive book about how modern day Iran came to be and what it was like to grow up in that environment for a woman. Satrapi's style of drawing is sharp and simple but in her most masterful pictures she turns single figures into patters through repetition. Pains my heart to think about what wonderful country Iran could have been.
Reading Black Jack it is easy to forget that it was drawn already in the seventies. Tezuka bridged Disney cartoons with Japanese culture and created what we know as manga today. Popular culture is in huge debt to Black Jack - not least one Dr. House. Tezuka himself graduated as a doctor and it is visible in the illustrations as well as in the stories.
Moon Nazis return to invade the earth and find a powerful ally from the president of the United States and her campaign manager.
Iron Sky is a crowdfunded/crowdsourced/indie movie that has already gathered a cult following around the world. Sharper direction might have done her some good but overall the movie is fresh as a daisy compared to the Hollywood counterparts.
I read a lot of these books but I don't know what correct label would be, maybe not hard sci-fi, but at least deep.
Artificial Sarcastic Intelligences floating across space annihilating fleets of enemy starships, while making witty remarks about humanity. Love it! I wish someone made a movie about this.
It is part of the "Culture" series but really connected to other books so have a go.