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The mechanical man: The golden age of science fiction

In this first part, I will consider the golden age of science fiction (1938 to 1945) because it constituted a symbolic starting point for American science fiction (SF), a point when the genre reached its maturity and consistency.  1,015 more words

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Looking for Great Free (Sci-fi and Fantasy) Fiction? Check Out These Online Magazines

Do you like reading free stories? A lot of people, surprisingly, don’t know that many online magazines and journals provide free access to their content. And that’s why I’m here today. 708 more words



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Fire and movement are the heart of a wargame, and weapons provide the power to dominate the enemy.

Weapon characteristics define the power of a weapon’s attack, the ranges at which it is effective and its rate of fire. 30 more words

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In order to fire upon an enemy piece, an attacker must first detect it. Once an enemy piece is successfully detected, the firing piece may then bring any or all of its available weapons to bear upon that piece. 17 more words

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Friday Fictioneers: Cooked

When the grey first came, people said, “Not to worry. It will pass.” But the greenhouse gases built up, temperate climates hit 43˚C midwinter, and the sea-levels rose, gobbling up all the coastal resorts. 76 more words


Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Sentences

Earlier this year, Claire Armitstead in the Guardian newspaper posed the question whether genre fiction sentences can equal those found in literary writers such as Joyce or Beckett. 475 more words

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