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Ellison’s Universal Soldier 

Smoke over a desiccated, radioactive landscape, where sunlight barely pierces the sky. Men at war - for this is the Great War VII. Qarlo, the protagonist of Harlan Ellison’s short story “Soldier” is one of those men – hiding in the dark, ready to make a push against the unknown (but human) enemy. Then, the [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 21st, 2018|Brendan, Essay 2, F18|0 Comments

Heaven Is A Place On Netflix

When streaming television behemoth Netflix announced in 2015 they had acquired the rights to Black Mirror, fans’ reaction was skeptical. How would the chilly, British sci-fi anthology show translate to an American studio? At the time Netflix signed on for more Black Mirror, the show was a cult program – six episodes, plus a special, [...]

By |2019-01-13T01:40:03-05:00December 21st, 2018|Brendan, Essay 3, F18|0 Comments

Two Questions That Answer “What Is Science Fiction?”

In 1982, the British science fiction writer J.G. Ballard wrote a story called “Report on an Unidentified Space Station.” The title is a straightforward description of the plot: A crew of explorers navigates, and reports back on, an alien space station. The station is unusual for two reasons: First, it resembles a large airport waiting [...]

By |2018-10-17T11:38:24-05:00September 12th, 2018|Brendan, F18, What is SF|0 Comments
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