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by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame
Replies: 7
Views: 34927

Athena, you're the sort of reader that never misses a thing. I love it when you read my writing! Of course it's also a two edged sword - no lazy work allowed. :D Yep, it's set in the future and was inspired a bit by the movie Children of Men (yes, I make odd connections). I haven't read the book, bu...
by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame
Replies: 7
Views: 34927

A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame

Beltane Flame “Light the fire boy, bach.” The walls of around them glistened with sweat. A tiny spring bubbled from the ancient stone. Bran leaned over the pile. Not quite a bonfire, but more than a cookfire. Since they were poor it was the best they could do. Before he lit the wood he glanced once ...
by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Space and Spirit
Replies: 38
Views: 128703

Caliban, I couldn't agree with you more. Just wanted to say.
by rocketscientist
Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 42681

Marie, looking foreward to your thoughts on Curse of the Golden Flower Heather - you liked it? I thought it was pretty spectacular as well - although my eleven year old found it overly damatic and a little boring. :D He liked the fight scenes though. I think it was a movie essentially about women an...
by rocketscientist
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 125477

I think his most poignant/humorous commentary on plot was the immortal character who, out of boredom, decided to insult every being in the universe in alphabetical order. Gotta love the man! Banks btw just delivered an asounding whammie via a brief sideline in part five of chapter four - almost lef...
by rocketscientist
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 125477

Your comments on Banks are very perceptive and I tend to agree, although I haven't read his non-genre work. I plan to though. The AU China story sounds intriguing. I'll have to look that one up. At the moment I'm reading Gaiman's and Pratchett's Good Omens which is pretty humorous, if a little too s...
by rocketscientist
Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Recent additions to the Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 32027

I was just going to say that Sanscard and I had just posted some new concept art. :lol:
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Twins and Chimaeras
Replies: 7
Views: 32195

On further consideration it seems a bit like reinventing the wheel to abandon the ovum. I mean after all, the material or catalyst is already there. A same sex male couple could use genetic material from both partners, correct?
by rocketscientist
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Twins and Chimaeras
Replies: 7
Views: 32195

You know, I believe I read a discussion very much like this a while ago and it was abandoned after it was declared sexist. But as you both said; moral considerations aside - is this not one of the possible paths for genetically engineering beings capable of living on extra-terrestrial (or non-terres...
by rocketscientist
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book review - Mainspring by Jay Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 17430

Book review - Mainspring by Jay Lake

Not long ago I won a book - an ARC to be exact, in an online contest. The Title is Mainspring and it was given to me by the author, Jay Lake, for writing the silliest bit of fanfic based on his work. I had the dubious distinction of being the recipient of the author's choice award. :D After reading ...
by rocketscientist
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Book review - The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks
Replies: 1
Views: 16306

Book review - The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks

I enjoyed The Algebraist tremendously. This is the third SF book I've read by Banks and I've loved each one, for different reasons. Banks plays fast and loose with just about everything in The Algebraist and I tend to think he was channeling Douglas Adams more than not. A couple of times I had to st...
by rocketscientist
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 60420

Great lists here. I'll have to look into The Time Machine - I didn't catch it when it came out. Although Iron's Merchant of Venice performance redemed him a bit in my book, I'll never be able to see him as anything but the lecherous jerk who wouldn't leave me alone on a movie set many moons ago. I r...
by rocketscientist
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Alexander, son of Philip
Replies: 19
Views: 72925

^ goof ball... :roll:
by rocketscientist
Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Alexander, son of Philip
Replies: 19
Views: 72925

Uhm... interesting question. Meditate upon it, I will. :p
by rocketscientist
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Many Little Dimensions or One Big One?
Replies: 41
Views: 130379

Windwalker wrote:

But equally importantly, I had Peter, who was vigilant about the writing. Not a single tired metaphor escaped his gimlet eye.


A sign of true love and respect.

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