Category Archives: Historical Science Fiction

Crusading Kings 2

I don’t normally review video games, but then again I don’t normally get requests either.  And since I do enjoy both history and strategy games I guess this isn’t much of a stretch.  CK2 takes place over the last four … Continue reading

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I Have a Question

As a student of history with a curiosity about the future I have noticed a definite trend about cleanliness.  When the first apes were forced out of the dense forests they ate meat raw.  In fact, they took what they … Continue reading

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So What Would You Choose?

I have ranted about comics, science fiction, fantasy, and even the occasional historical fiction (Don’t get me started on King Arthur!) during my blogging career.  But tonight I would like to pose a simple question. What historical period would you … Continue reading

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Will the Real King Arthur Stand Up?  Please!

I think I grew up with King Arthur.  I knew all about Lancelot, Tristan, Gawain, Kay, and all the other knights of the Round Table before I was out of Middle School and I had a list of every one … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 

Science fiction in the visual media has really come into its own in the last twenty-five years, but it has had a long history of some very interesting characters – many of whom have been wonderfully explored but a few … Continue reading

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Realism

It is often overlooked now, but one of the many crazy things that George Lucas insisted on in Star Wars was that his sets have a dirty, lived-in feel to them.  He didn’t think that space would be any more … Continue reading

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The Aging Gene in Sci Fi

A few years ago scientists discovered what has since been called the aging gene.  It’s a simple thing really, a gene that controls the rate at which our body matures from infancy to adolescence, adulthood, and beyond.  From an evolutionary … Continue reading

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My Icon´╗┐

I am taking the week off, but I thought it was odd that no one has asked about the symbol that’s always near my name. It is, simply, a swastika.  Now don’t think goosestepping, Jew-killers for a moment.  The swastika … Continue reading

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Historical Movie Ideas

My rant on King Arthur got me to thinking about what other periods, people, or events might be fun to explore in movies.  Let me know what you think: -Aetius:  Born into the Germanic tribes he rose to the highest … Continue reading

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King Arthur:  The Movies

King Arthur.  The phrase conjures images of fair maidens, brave knights, chivalry, and twelfth century armaments.  The fact is that everyone’s favorite British king lived in the fifth century.  He probably had hand-me-down armor, sword, and shield.  He may not … Continue reading

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