Category Archives: Science Fiction

Long Lasting Science Fiction

The first episode of Star Trek aired on Thursday, September 8, 1966—nearly forty-eight years ago. The original series was on the air for only three years, ending its run in 1968 In 1973 an animated version of the series appeared … Continue reading

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Dyson Spheres

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Future Fear

Within the genre of science fiction there is a common trope: the cautionary tale. Perhaps one of the better known examples is also one of the earliest examples of what came to be called science fiction: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. … Continue reading

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Hacker’s Apprentice – Chapter One

First chapter of a novel I’m currently rewriting is below; it is a fantasy novel: Hacker’s Apprentice Chapter One Shoving his hands in his pockets, he shambled away. His breath left great puffs of steam in the air, as snowflakes … Continue reading

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Titanic

When the traditional day for our taxes being due arrived last year, some of us remembered the 100th anniversary of another disaster: the sinking of the Titanic on a dark and cold night. Somewhere in the North Atlantic in that … Continue reading

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Positronic

The science fiction author Isaac Asimov wrote a series of novels and short stories about robots. Besides inventing the three laws of robotics, he also came up with the idea of the robots having brains running on positrons. He called … Continue reading

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History of Star Trek from Space.com

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What If?

One of my favorite kinds of science fiction is a subgenre known as “alternate history.” The authors of this sort of science fiction ask the “what if” questions of history: what if the North had lost the battle at Gettysburg? … Continue reading

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Science Fiction

The first science fiction novel I remember reading was by Robert Heinlein. It happened to be his first novel, entitled Rocket Ship Galileo. Published originally in 1947, it told the story of a nuclear scientist and some boys who built … Continue reading

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Little Drummer Writer: Guest Blog by Sarah A. Hoyt

Sarah A. Hoyt is a prolific and well-regarded science fiction author, having been awarded the Prometheus Award in 2011 for her novel Darkship Thieves. The award has been given annually since 1979 (well, regularly since 1982) by the Libertarian Futurist … Continue reading

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