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August 16: Happy Birthday James Cameron and Angela Bassett

Our two headliners both played major roles in the 1995 thriller Strange Days—he was a producer and writer, she was one of the stars. 1,340 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

Acetylene snares

“Raygun gothic,” William Gibson called it in The Gernsback Continuum, his term for the ‘tomorrow that never was’ and still the most vivid description of a certain style of retro-futurist, space age classicism exemplified by Frank R. 1,103 more words

David Toop

Sci-fi Televangelism - Part 4: Alien Salvation & Transhumanism 

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. 1,870 more words

Exotheology

The bed of the future

Earlier this week, I noticed a post on the front page of Reddit with the headline: “After a 1946 plane crash, Howard Hughes decided he did not like the design of the hospital bed he was laying in [ 1,339 more words

Writing

Whether You Have ADD or Are an Introvert, the Isolator May be For You

Ritalin has only been available since the 1950’s, but people have had difficulty with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) forever. Inventor Hugo Gernsback offered his solution for highly-distractable people when he invented The Isolator in 1925. 196 more words

Stupidity

"William Wilson's Prospectus for Science-Fiction, 1851"

The series looking at the essays in Brian Stableford’s Opening Minds: Essays on Fantastic Fiction continues.

Review: “William Wilson’s Prospectus for Science-Fiction, 1851“, Brian Stableford, 1975. 340 more words

Book Review

The First Writing App? #MondayBlog

The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 which was used to help increase focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. 37 more words

Writer's Life