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Are Aliens Real: And Will They Be Good or Bad for Us?
We wanted to know what people on the street thought of the existence of alien life. So we interviewed public at a science fiction convention. See what they had to say.
February 21, 2018
Science Fiction is the herald of possibility: How fantastic fiction has become science fact
Science fiction—earlier termed fantastic fiction and later speculative fiction for its probing multi-sided search of the world of “What If?”—has anticipated major developments in science and technology for decades.
February 9, 2018
UFO Sightings: A Peaceful Union or a Battlefield Earth?
Big government maintains that there are no such things as intelligent alien life forms, while evidence to the contrary abounds. There are 2,625 reported UFO sightings in 2000, 3,069 reported sightings in 2010 and 4,881 in 2017—all listed with the National UFO Reporting Center.
January 29, 2018
George Orwell: Visionary or Master Storyteller
This article by S.E. Smith is dedicated to George Orwell, one of the 88 writers listed in the dedication to Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard as that “merry crew of science fiction and fantasy writers of the thirties and forties—the Golden Age—who made science fiction and fantasy the respected and popular literary genres they have become today.”
December 23, 2017
Was It a Mistake to Broadcast Earth Coordinates on Voyager?
Was it a mistake to put Earth's coordinates on the space probes Voyager 1 and 2? According to the science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth, by L. Ron Hubbard, the answer is yes. In this article, we cover both the pros and cons of NASA's decision.
November 13, 2017
The Backstory to Robert Bloch’s “Psycho”
The next article in our series entitled “What Was the Author Thinking” spotlights the master of the macabre Robert Bloch, author of Psycho. The novel originally published in 1959 and the basis of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie is considered a classic in the genre.
November 1, 2017
The Story Behind Jack Williamson’s “With Folded Hands”
In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we discuss the Dean of Science Fiction Jack Williamson's story "With Folded Hands" and what influenced him to write it.
October 26, 2017
The Story Behind “Fahrenheit 451”
In this next article in the series about authors and their stories, we talk about Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and what inspired him to write the novel.
October 19, 2017
What Inspired Stephen King to Write “Pet Sematary”
Do you ever wonder how Stephen King comes up with the ideas for his novel? In this blog you find the real-life incidents that inspired "Pet Sematary."
October 13, 2017
What Inspired Philip K. Dick to Write “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Do you ever wonder how an author comes up with the idea for a novel? In this blog you discover what inspired Philip K. Dick to write his classic novel.
October 12, 2017
Fear: The Pioneer of Modern Psychological Thrillers
Originally published in July 1940, L. Ron Hubbard’s immortal Fear is recognized as a pioneer of the modern psychological thrillers. It has riveted and influenced both readers and authors for over 75 years and continues to do so today.
October 5, 2017
What do The Handmaids Tale, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and Battlefield Earth Have in Common?
With the large Emmy win shout-outs to The Handmaid's Tale, we look at what 3 bestselling dystopian novels have in common.
September 28, 2017
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