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Stories that still work: Rescue Party (1946)

Rescue Party is a story about a ship from an alien galactic federation attempting to save people and cultural artifacts that it could from the doomed planet Earth. It was written in 1946 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: … Continue reading

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Stories that still work: The Awakening (1942)

The Awakening is a story about suspended animation. It was written in 1942 by Arthur C. Clarke and collected in: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. (Find in a library). The … Continue reading

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Clarke was right about sci-fi ideas: Reverie

I’m working my way through: Clarke, Arthur Charles. 2002. The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke. New York: Tom Doherty Associates. Find in a library. I thought it would be fun to highlight stories or commentary from this volume that I … Continue reading

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Exploring possible societies: Childhood’s End

I recently reread a science fiction classic: Clarke, Arthur C. 1953. Childhood’s end. New York: Ballantine Books. If you haven’t read the book, Wikipedia has a good synopsis. Part of the book describes a golden age of humanity prior to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blackcollar

At its heart this is a book about space ninjas. Most of them aren’t Japanese, but they are extremely stealthy and fight mostly with throwing stars and nunchucks. In the distant future, the worlds of the Terran Democratic Empire are … Continue reading

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Review: Upsetting the Balance

Upsetting the Balance by Harry Turtledove My rating: 3 of 5 stars I may be sounding like a broken record here, but the third book in the WorldWar series is just good enough for me to move onto the next … Continue reading

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Writer’s Guide: Completed What if your story isn’t set on Earth?

Over the weekend I completed the What if your story isn’t set on Earth chapter of my Writer’s Guide to Government Information website. Here are links to the subdivisions of the chapter: What If Your Story Isn’t Set on Earth? … Continue reading

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