|Posted on July 27, 2011 at 5:55 AM||comments (4)|
In July, I’ve been dealing with science fiction that features “perfect” women, a fantasy in itself. Today I’m talking about James Bond 007, of all things. Yes, I know these films belong to the spy genre, albeit with a few unbelievable twists, but two of them have strong sci-fi themes, very fitting for this blog.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about 007. In chapter 27 of The Justice Coalition, Pierce Rosendahl goes to ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM||comments (15)|
Becky Minor is the author of a fantasy serial titled The Windrider, at the Digital Dragon e-zine site. She’s a wife and a mother of three young boys, as well as a writer and an illustrator. Ever since I met Becky on-line at Christian Writers two years ago, I’ve discovered a like-minded spirit in her, and the guest blog she wrote for today shows it. S...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 13, 2010 at 8:08 AM||comments (0)|
Part 5 of 8 in a series on androids and robots.
Married geologists Ivan and Marlene Bekey work with Oscar Goldman’s team to test the San Adrian fault in hopes of predicting the next big earthquake. On the shore of a lake, they plant sensing devices, only to be invaded by a giant simian beast and kidnapped. Tom Raintree, an Indian who’s also on Goldman’s team, identifies the footprint it leaves behind.
“There’s only one t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 6, 2010 at 8:44 AM||comments (1)|
Part 4 of 8 in a series on androids and robots.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better … stronger … faster.”
All this after we watch Austin’s test plane crash in a plume of sand and dust, and while surgeons bend over an operating table. Also comes a surrealistic montage of a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 5, 2009 at 8:28 AM||comments (0)|
Part 2 of 10 in a series on time travel.
Doc Brown may have had his DeLorean, but on the series Lois and Clark: the New Adventures of Superman, the time travel device is a souped-up sledge. Even more fascinating, its inventor is none other than sci-fi author Herbert George Wells, who usually goes by the initials H. G. During a visit to the 23rd Century, he picked up a denizen of future Earth society named Tempus—or more accurately, Tempus hijacked the sledge an...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 22, 2009 at 7:36 AM||comments (2)|
It began innocently enough. As a child and preteen, I used to have a paper route in a small Oklahoma town, and a few miles outside of town as well. Before I pedaled out to go home, I would stop at a local grocery store and buy a comic book to read. Thus I became familiar with the likes of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, the Justice League, and many other personages with superpowers. My favorites were Superboy and Supergirl, for somehow I identified with him and imagined myself dating her. Never...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 1, 2009 at 8:15 AM||comments (2)|
Defining the difference between fantasy and science fiction depends on whom you talk to. Even over at the Christian Writers website, where I have many friends, there are about as many ideas as there are posters. But though we sometimes disagree, in true Christian fashion I can still talk to them as friends, whether in the forums or in the chat room. After all, Romans 12:18 states, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace wi...Read Full Post »