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Top 10 PS Books, Magazines and Film

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Top 10 PS Books, Magazines and Film Reply with quote

I was curious just what media has tickled powerswitchers fancy the most over the years so I had a quick scan and arranged the posts in descending order of number of hits. (please excuse any errors/omissions). Here is the provisional top ten.

Head and shoulders way above all else at number 1 was gratifyingly doom laden pot boiler "Last Light" with a total of 204 comments and an amazing 62,208 hits.(sum of 2 separate postings)

Way behind at number 2 was "Blackout CH4" with 76 comments and 15,576 hits closely followed at number 3 by "Monetary System Video" with 45 comments 14,940 hits and at number 4 by "A Crude Awakening" with 36 comments and 14,750 hits

The next five postings are clustered at about 10,000 hits or so.

5. " Asimov Life without Fuel" with 6 comments and 9,763 hits

6. "This Changes Everything" with 56 comments and 9,685 hits

7." Peak Oil & Die Off" with 23 comments and 9,521 hits

8 "An Inconvenient Truth" with 23 comments and 9,327 hits

9. "Books you are reading" with 36 comments and 9030 hits.

and trailing behind

10. Iahmael with 9 comments and 7,531 hits.

I will leave it to others to comment on the significance or otherwise of these findings. I do find some of the numbers of hits to be incredibly high.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Science Fiction books (too many to specifically list) for me. Ideas can be explored in sf which would be difficult elsewhere.

Its no surprise last light was so much more popular. Science fiction has the ability to take your world view and twist it.

No other media can do this. At least for me.

Okay. Maybe last light isn't strictly sf. Both it and blackout (I think as never watched it) were speculative fiction tho.

TV documentaries don't do the same thing for me. They more confirm a view I already have, rather than create a new way of thinking about things. Eg. Enron: the smartest guys in the room. Probably as I would only choose to watch a documentary if I already had an interest in the subject. Ditto with nonfiction books.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snail wrote:


Okay. Maybe last light isn't strictly sf. Both it and blackout (I think as never watched it) were speculative fiction tho.



It certainly isn't sf that's for sure, what is speculates about is instant social shock horror resulting from a sudden drying up in oil supply due to the concerted actions of a shady well resourced international terrorist conspiracy . What I am intrigued by is that many powerswitchers seem to have been so beguiled and taken by such an obvious load of old cobblers.
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