Category Archives: Historical Science Fiction

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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