The Death of Science Fiction Ben Orlin Cartoons August 13, 2014August 12, 2014 1 Minute Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Taggedsilly principles and when to cave on themthe battle between explosions and trenchant social commentarythe true nature of science fiction Published August 13, 2014August 12, 2014
16 thoughts on “The Death of Science Fiction”
Guardians of the Galaxy or bust!!!!
I got a kick out of Guardians. Bradley Cooper’s best work ever! (And Vin Diesel’s too.)
I’m with Blue all the way. Science fiction is science fiction; skiffy is skiffy.
And “SF” is San Francisco.
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I don’t discuss science fiction much on the blog — but I loved this little conversation.
One day the space opera will return.
… I hope.
This time, with arias!
Read the Ship who sang by Anne McCaffrey.
Oh, it has. Check out Vernor Vinge’s Fire Upon the Deep and its prequel and sequel, and also David Brin’s Uplift series.
The scifi of today cannot compete with the rich storytelling it had before.
Although, somewhat weirdly, dystopian young-adult novels are more popular than ever.
I’ll plug John C. Wright one more time in this thread, because “City Beyond Time” was seriously THAT good.
Message received! I’ll check it out.
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You need to read John C. Wright. “City Beyond Time” is a better short story collection than “I, Robot”, and it was published this past summer. You can get the ebook for five bucks off of Amazon, and you get the link immediately.
Absolutely brilliant. It’s the only Wright book I’ve ever read, but the man is clearly a master.
My son’s view exactly as we work our way through vintage, non-horror sci fi movies.