Monthly Archives: October 2015

Der amerikanischste Amerikaner, der nicht aus Amerika kommt

Die Schabbacher im Teil sieben des Filmes “Heimat” im Jahre 1944 sind sehr anders als die Schabbacher gleich nach dem Krieg im Teil acht. Im Teil sieben sehen wir den Einfluss der Nazis in Schabbach während dem zweiten Weltkrieg, aber … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hershey’s: der große amerikanische Symbol (korrigiert)

Die erste Spur von amerikanischer Kultur, die klar ist, ist das Kaugummi, der in Schabbach ist. Dieses Ereignis ist nur ein kleiner Teil von dem neuen Einfluss in Schabbach. Wir haben einen Hinweis von Edgar Reitz dafür gekriegt, wie groß … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Fe(a)rmi Paradox

We first saw it in the Fall of the year 2015 — an irregular rhythm of light fluctuations in the KIC 8462852 star system. Although we had never seen anything like it before, common logic and Occam’s Razor implied that it was simply some aste… Continue reading

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Context, context, context?

Too often, we dismiss the sexist depiction of women in many groundbreaking, popular science fiction stories as a “side effect” of the context in which it was written. Such stories are hallmarks of the canon of science fiction due to their r… Continue reading

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First encounter…final contact?

“Historians will tell you that first contact between industrial civilizations and indigenous people does not go well.” This comment was made in an interview with BBC News by David Brin, notable science fiction writer and opponent of a plan … Continue reading

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Tiny Aliens

Water. Over 60% of our bodies consist of it. Without it, we can barely survive for a week. And under certain conditions, that number decreases drastically. In space, water is potential. Water signifies the possibility of life. Even if it does not neces… Continue reading

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Etiquette

“Your Majesty, have you had a chance to look through the etiquette handbook that the Kadarowo so kindly sent to us?” “Hmm..I may have flipped through a couple pages.” “Your Majesty! We are meeting with the Kadarowoan Prime… Continue reading

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Free Fridays – Is There Really a Human Race?

Is There Really a Human Race?  Written by Jamie Lee Curtis and Illustrated by Laura Cornell While most up-to-date people in the world know the actress, Jamie Lee Curtis, a much smaller population is familiar with Jamie Lee Curtis the children’s author. She and her illustrating partner, Laura Cornell, have been publishing children’s picture books for […] Continue reading

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It is Not Personal.

His radio scanner began picking up a regular pattern he knew was coming fron the ship in front of him but he had no way of deciphering the code.  What alien species lay in the hull of the black mass approaching he did not know, and he could not know w… Continue reading

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The Martian: A Love Letter To Science

On the first day of class, when we were discussing if any of us had any experience with science fiction before, I naïvely said that I had read a ‘science fiction’ novel, Never Let Me Go, over the summer. The moment I said it, Professor Clayton let… Continue reading

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