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Updated March 8th, 2009 at 07:12 AM by daigoro
Some of the greatest books, movies, and stories ever produced were Science Fiction books, movies, and stories. But is Science Fiction good for anything other than entertainment?
I say Yes! Science Fiction is essential for technological, social, and scientific progress.
First, Science Fiction inspires inventors, engineers, scientists, and others to create new technologies and to explore new areas of science. It opens one's mind to what is possible. Would scientists today
“Hello sir how are you today?” Asked the checkout chick with no reply. “Good morning sir how’s the weather outside?” A dumb look on his face appears. Oh aren’t you so chatty she thought to herself and put his groceries through. “Have a good day” she said as he left. Thank God she thought to herself and went onto the next customer.
“Hello how are you today?” “Do you really wanna know?” the customer snapped. No it’s what I have to say to all customers you idiot is what she really wanted
This is a sort of prequel to THE HUNGER GAMES, that is, what happened to society to get us to that point. The main characters are pregnant Evo and Tony and they flee the suburbs of Southern California for "the Northern Territories," and end up at a secret lake in Oregon. The chapters have an episodic feel because new threats are constantly threatening this 30-Something couple in their quest to find safe haven in a world that knows no rules. I actually found this more compelling than
“Ophiuchus: Last Days of 2012” written by David L. Powell III centers on the title character in her effort to create a measure of chaos for “the righteous.” Incorporating a conception of spiritual faith, the narrative explores relatively complex notions of loyalty, power, and belief. The author’s portrayal also take into account an understanding of certain contemporary political and social conditions to implicitly consider the way the twenty-first century may unfold. With elements of suspense and
You've probably heard it said that the fourth dimension is time. This idea is especially popular with SF authors when writing time travel stories. But what does this mean? And what are the implications?
Forgetting about time for a while, in ordinary life we deal with three dimensions: left-right, forward-back and up-down. What this means is that every material object and every location in the universe can be described mathematically using only three numbers. When we measure a material
The darkened hall sparkled by
The spark of life of all….
Sand kissed the lips of Aqua
Then that form breathed the Air
With the warmth of Fire; the Heir of Air
Then the dance has begun…….
Karma scales the soul’s weight
Then the souls comes to the eve
They select the earthly forms so fast
And the forms begin to breathe….
If you refer to almost any "how-to" book in any creative field (e.g. writing, painting, music etc.), most authors will suggest to immerse yourself in the respective field you're trying to break into. The logical thinking is that this will inspire you and help you keep your finger on the pulse of new ideas, even if they are spun upon old ones.
Wanna write fantasy? Read any and all fantasy that you can. Wanna paint? Pick up a subscription to Juxtapoz magazine and go to every
Updated May 19th, 2009 at 02:05 PM by jackacid
Wishes Hush on a Wintry Eve
Slipping into the warm blanketing of the indigo night
Stretching out each limb
flexing sinews catching
dazzling shards from a fallen star granting
wishes upon wish
in crystalline frostings that
drift as blown snow flakes
"Ringturn" Fast Moving Action packed SF novel published by Local Legend Publishing September 2009, by British Author John C. Mawson:
Sundered from Earth during the time of the Black Death, frightened and bewildered humans are transported by benign aliens to a planet of a nearby star. Slowly they recover and a much changed society flourishes; science is re-learnt and discoveries are made.
A scientist, Sir Giles Fitzgerald, desperate to know more of the origins
By: W.T. Anderton
An Angel Falls
Kyria Kathyriana, a female agent of the Isadian Empire as both a spy and assassin, sat quietly upon the roof of her aunt's house. She looked up at the silver and gold stars in the dark sky above and sighed to herself. This place, on top of the city below her, felt like the only true safe place where she could be safe from him. After all, it was her aunt who had taken her in ten years ago and worked hard to
The year is 2252. The Earth is in chaos, its environment and creatures threatened with destruction. Humans share consciousness with animals, androids, and dozens of alien species. Uneasy alliance and dangerous confrontation are part of everyone’s life.
Beyond the Hedge by K. A. Wolberg (published by Tate Publishing) is a new fantasy novel to be enjoyed by pre- and young teens but also a story that will be much appreciated and enjoyed by adults. If you enjoy the imagery, symbolism and mythical worlds found in such works as The Chronicles of Narnia, you are bound to like Beyond the Hedge. K. A. Wolberg takes you on extraordinary adventures with magical creatures in the world of Fayria. Twists and turns abound as good and evil battle for the future
While browsing some sites today I came across The Book Smugglers site. This little disclaimer caught my eye.
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