There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character? Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s OK, but the color of my skin is wrong?
i want to write the kind of short stories you read in english class that are on this weird level of surrealism that they still haunt you years down the road
That story is pure horror (of a kind I DONT enjoy, and horror is one of my fave genres), to me, because there’s no escape for that woman except to go mad. If she even tries to live her life as herself, she’s constantly told she’s wrong and crazy, so she ends up actually becoming crazy.
If you thought that time travel was purely science fiction—think again. As science speaker Ronald Mallett explained in a recent interview, time travel has already been proven to be scientifically possible. “Einstein’s theory says that time slows down the faster you travel,” the Time Traveler author explains. “This has also been proven with clocks on passenger jets, the clocks actually slow down by a few seconds.” Named as a role model for 2013, he first became interested in time travel after his father died when Mallett was only a young boy. Wanting to go back in time to spend more time with his father, he became inspired to build his own time machine. He began to read Einstein’s theories about time not being fixed, and The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, and both showed him that that his scientific pursuit wasn’t all that far-fetched.
While he says the “deep love of [his] father and [his] obsessive desire to see him again,” was his primary motivation for learning theoretical physics, the more he studied the subject, the more he became passionate about it. Growing up, he says that he would read whatever books he could get his hands on. While he admits he didn’t understand a lot of what he read at first, eventually he knew it would all make sense. Not able to afford college on his own, he joined the Air Force to get the GI Bill to pay for his school. Overcoming racial prejudice and poverty, he graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degree in physics.
Vasa is a Swedish XVII century warship and one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions. No wonder since it is also the oldest, and probably best preserved, shipwreck to date.
Wait, this is the one that sank right in the harbor in front of basically everyone, right?
Our pride and glory overturned and went ‘blorp’ before it really started its maiden voyage.
Mark Gagliardi is gonna be at ECCC!
Yes, there are two copies of the first book, cause I already had the older printing, but today found the newer one + sequels for 99c each, and the reboot. Now I just have to track down vols 3,4,8 & 9.
I don’t care if they’re really campy or suck. They bring me joy merely by existing.I especially love the cover art. There’s something about scifi novella cover art from the 70s and 80s that’s really adorable.