Tag Archives: Science Fiction

John Christopher (Christopher Samuel Youd), science-fiction writer: born 16 April 1922, died 3 February 2012

I was saddened to hear of the death of John Christopher, an important British science fiction author.  Details and tributes here: John Christopher obituary Samuel Youd – aka John Christopher – dies aged 89 John Christopher’s imaginative universe Although most of … Continue reading

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Advice for science-fiction/fantasy/horror writers: establish the story’s rules early and then don’t break them

‘The hard part for storytellers in speculative fiction is figuring out what the rules should be, then getting them across to the audience clearly and convincingly.  And then not breaking those rules for the sake of a moment, even if … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Riverside, Iowa, future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise

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Famous Presbyterians: former Doctor Who actor David Tennant

David Tennant’s father, the Reverend ‘Sandy’ McDonald, is a Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) minister in Paisley, near Glasgow and was once Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Talking about taking on the challenging role of Hamlet for … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘The Halcyon Dislocation’ by Peter Kazmaier

‘The Halcyon Dislocation’ by Peter Kazmaier Peter Kazmaier is a research scientist in Mississauga and this is his first novel, a science fiction story taking place in a parallel universe.  Due to a laboratory accident an island campus of university … Continue reading

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