22 Jan

Myths: Tales of the Greek and Roman Gods

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Aristotle taught that explanations of the natural world should be limited to those that could be verified by the facts of experience. (Peters 20) Centuries later, "St. And What's SF without a robot/android/cyborg? These novels are core steampunk with their Victorian setting and steam-powered machinery coupled with fantastical creatures and elements. (See LJ‘s original review .) Miéville takes steampunk out of Victorian London and into Bas-Lag, a world of his own creation.

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22 Jan

Left Behind The Kids: The Underground

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Are there distinctions between "picture books" and "picture story books" for young children? Science fiction presents an eerie echo of the attitudes and interests of a pre-industrial, pre-Renaissance, pre-secular, pre-individualistic culture. Look for realistic vs. less than realistic characters and growth or lack of growth or change in them as a result of the actions and reactions in the books. Campbell, Jack Finney, Larry Niven, Stanislaw Lem, and Karen Joy Fowler." x Here you'll revisit the idea that science fiction often deals directly with the consequences of human actions, whether through robots who take over the world or massive storms produced by climate change.

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22 Jan

The Martyr Diaries

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A counter argument is to suggest that Dick's popularity through film has referenced itself back into his work - after all, film reaches far more many people than do books, and in so doing has resulted in even more film adaptations as the phenomenom feeds on itself in an informational rather than artistically thoughtful manner. But there remains doubt about the messages being genuine, as an ex-Nazi claims he was duping the Americans. 87 min. Reading utopian literature, fiction and non-fiction, will show the dangers of trying to "fix" the world.

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22 Jan

Heaven's Fury on Hell's Cafe

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Although this came out in 1976, I didn't discover it until after I'd written the original essay. PS 374 S35 L4 1985 Lofficier, Jean-Marc & Randy: French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction: A Guide to Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books and Litrature from the Middle Ages to the Present. A wonderful realization of a screenplay turned this into the sleeper fantasy of the year. So, 10 years before the first personal computer, we have this: "They went to the living room; Jill sat at his feet and they applied themselves to martinis.

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22 Jan

A Daughter's Return (Mills & Boon Love Inspired Historical)

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Because literature is an art and not a science, it is impossible to specifically quantify any of these elements within any story or to guarantee that each will be present in any given story.� Setting might be the most important element in one and almost nonexistent in another. PT 148 1185 B5x 1984 Clarke, Ignatius Frederick: Tale of the Future: From the Beginning to the Present Day. (British) 3rd ed., PN 3448 S45c 56x (replaces 2nd edition, Z6207 P7 C48 1972) The strong point of this survey is its coverage of early works, especially British fiction.

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22 Jan

DragonLight (DragonKeeper Chronicles)

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By the time of the Soviet Union's collapse at the end of 1991, nearly every kind of food was rationed. Some parts of this page won't work property. My friend John Park took it on a vacation and read it, and he was about to give it to someone who was interested in it, but decided to keep it so he could reread it again immediately! They also lead us to think about how human societies work, what their stated and unstated goals are, how they meet needs and desires (and how and why they don't), how and in whose interest they can be changed.

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21 Jan

Tagged (Tribulation Survival)

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The "humans" (who are probably not homo sapiens or even from Earth at all) commit casual murder on a daily basis, but it's all to keep their population in check. It covers one-hundred years of science fiction, from 1892’s Fyodorv essay to 1992’s Lukyanenko story; through pre-Stalin Russia, the USSR Cold War, and post-Collapse Russia; and also having translated new pieces of work that had never been the light of day in English (all aside from the Strugatsky brothers’ “The Spontaneous Reflex” [1958/1961], which was first published in Soviet Science Fiction [1962] and translated by Violet L.

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21 Jan

The Europa Conspiracy: Babylon Rising, Book 3

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An introduction to and survey of sf from Frankenstein to the present; our overview makes use of novels, films, short fiction, and TV shows. Classics are books that stay popular over time. Marie Holmes' fiction has appeared in the Los Angeles Review and other literary magazines. S26 E9 2003) Five promotions for science fiction films which involve nuclear energy (11 min., 195-?) -- A Captain Midnight promotion featuring the ballplayer, Duke Snider (2 min., 195-?) -- Captain Midnight: Atomic proving grounds (demonstrates how this superhero survives an atom bomb explosion by hiding in an air raid shelter) (14 min., 195-?) Video/C 4803 Directed by Nathan Hertz.

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21 Jan

Revelation

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Connie Willis, speculative fiction novelist and author of tragic science fiction (Passage) and comic science fiction (To Say Nothing of the Dog), is one of the most popular modern science fiction authors writing today. Akira Cockram, 22 years old, has lived all her life in New Intramuros, otherwise known as the Inner City. Would sci-fi focus, as it has for much of its history, largely on brave white male engineers with ray guns fighting either a) hideous aliens or b) hideous governments who don’t want them to mine asteroids in space?

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21 Jan

Naked Brain

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Aspects of John's Revelation are examined in works of fiction and non-fiction: the Jewish holocaust, AIDS plague, environmental destruction, etc. Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City. So the writer would take the marked-up manuscript back to her miniscule apartment and hammer away at the typewriter for a couple more hours, then slip it into an envelope and drop it into the mail in time for same-day crosstown delivery.

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