What Makes a Solid Foundation for Writing Science Fiction?

Neal (Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash) Stephenson’s father was an engineer and his mother a scientist, and he himself studied science at Boston University. Isaac Asimov (Foundation) has a PhD in Chemistry. Stanisław Lem (Solaris) was a medical doctor. Besides a Master’s Degree and other educational achievements, Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake) is an inventor of a […]

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Nostalgia vs. The X-Files

Francis Bacon wrote, “Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.” The same could be said for nostalgia. Film and television continually work at resurrecting the treasured memories of science fiction shows and movies that form the foundation of many of our youths. The X-Files is the latest example. (No Spoilers)

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