Tag Archives: science fiction

Magical Arts and Sciences

I’ve been thinking a bit recently about magic and science in fiction. I’m not saying anything at all new when I point out that a lot of what’s considered science fiction contains very little science. Sometimes it just seems to … Continue reading

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Half-Civilized

When Dorothy first comes to Oz, the Good Witch of the North tells her, “In the civilized countries I believe there are no witches left; nor wizards, nor sorceresses, nor magicians. But, you see, the Land of Oz has never … Continue reading

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You Fucked the World Up Now, We’ll Fuck It All Back Down

Today, I offer my thoughts on two recent albums that are not that similar in style, but both are by women who brashly and sometimes humorously speak out against injustice and have “nell” in their first names, so that’s…something, I … Continue reading

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Alien Archaeology

Rama II, by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee – The sequel to Rendevous with Rama sees a new Raman spacecraft appearing in the solar system seventy years later, and a crew going to investigate it. Lee, a scientist who … Continue reading

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Show Me the Way

When I was in the sixth grade, I received Greg Bear’s Eternity as part of a gift exchange. I read part of it, but for some reason I never finished. It was actually the sequel to another book called Eon, … Continue reading

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What Will Haven Be

One thing I’ve seen noted about the future in Back to the Future Part II is that it more or less assumed certain trends would continue in the same way. Inflation was particularly bad in the 1980s, so there were … Continue reading

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Is This Truly the Future?

Yesterday was the day in which Marty McFly arrived in the future in Back to the Future Part II, despite altered graphics saying otherwise. I never really understood what the point of the Photoshop jobs was when the actual date … Continue reading

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