The Martian: A Review of a Science Fiction Novel Samuel recommended a science fiction novel to me: The Martian by Andy Weir. Mr. Weir is a first-novel hero in my view. He published his chapters in 2011 through his blog. Subsequently a publisher put the book into print in 2014. I’ve used the acrostic ‘MARS’ […]
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The Fantastic Appearance of the Human Body
Fantasy and science fiction fans are accustomed to extraordinary beings. We expect such things. Star Trek introduced an alien race of blue bipeds. Farscape one upped them with a sentient species of blue plants. How’s that for fantastic? Creatures with tentacles, tails, and antennae have parade by. The general human body is boring. Or not? […]
Where’s My English-Elvish Dictionary? Languages in Fantasy and Science Fiction
This blog is from my son-in-law Matt Wright, a bona fide linguist. He’s also a fantasy/science fiction fan. But who isn’t? Languages are rich treasures for us fantasy and science fiction geeks. This is where alien cultures get good; this is where another world pulls you in! Let’s get Matt’s professional view. Language is a […]
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