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Better Plots, Better Stories

  Even the least interested science fiction fan over the last century could tell you that plots are becoming more complex and interesting.  The updates between versions of Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and V are only the three most obvious examples.  Watch the original … Continue reading

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Isaac Asimov

So, the “Grandmaster of Science Fiction”.  I’ve read his stuff.  His descriptions of technology are generally lacking (though the positronic brain idea is pretty cool) and his character development seems nonexistent.  I recently read The Foundation, which focuses on one … Continue reading

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Influences:  Frank Herbert

I think everyone who recognizes Frank Herbert will know Dune and its universe, which was synonymous with him.  Six books, and a saga left unfinished that was and continues to be fleshed out by his son.  But Frank wrote a … Continue reading

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Interstellar

Fantasy has had so many outlets over the last few decades with Star Wars, Narnia, and Tolkien and with comics from Marvel, DC, and several independent stories like Conan, R.I.P.D. and Watchmen. Science Fiction has had a harder time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Science Fiction Characters 5

1 Balthazar’s Angel:  Is she in Balthazar’s head?  Is she part of his programming or a symptom of psychological disorder.  Is she real?  Why can’t anyone else see her?  This breathtaking blonde was generous, cruel, absolutely devoted to the one … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 4

7 Robert Neville:  Imagine surviving an apocalypse because you are the only person who is immune to a plague that changes the human genome into something feral.  Now imagine watching your wife, child, and even your dog dying because of … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 2

20 Tyr Anasazi:  Left for dead as a child, this gray character from Andromeda always had two or more plans for every occasion.  What made him so intriguing was that his objectives were always so straightforward and he made no secrets about … Continue reading

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