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« on: November 11, 2009, 09:14:24 PM »

There was a libertarian/sci fi author they had on the show quite some time ago. Anybody remember the name of that author?
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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 09:56:46 PM »

I figure it's Terry Goodkind. http://www.terrygoodkind.com/
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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 01:12:18 AM »

OK...  time out... 

The "sci" in "sci-fi" stands for...  SCIENCE!
If it has magical clouds and talking fairies - it's...         FANTASY!



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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 01:31:42 AM »

OK...  time out... 

The "sci" in "sci-fi" stands for...  SCIENCE!
If it has magical clouds and talking fairies - it's...         FANTASY!





+1 for AL
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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 03:29:33 AM »

OK...  time out... 

The "sci" in "sci-fi" stands for...  SCIENCE!
If it has magical clouds and talking fairies - it's...         FANTASY!





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Agreed. If they arent figuring some scientific problem out...fail.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 07:01:25 AM »

Yup.  If you're like me and think fantasy is teh ghey, you should definitely read Fallen Angels by Larry Niven.  Great libertarian SCIENCE FICTION.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 11:29:21 AM »

Yup.  If you're like me and think fantasy is teh ghey, you should definitely read Fallen Angels by Larry Niven.  Great libertarian SCIENCE FICTION.

I don't dislike ALL fantasy. In fact, I really like the Sword of Truth series. My biggest pet peeve about it is all of the damned reference to PROPHECY. I hate prophecy. I hate the idea of prophecy. I hate that prophecy is used so heavily. Of course, they use prophecy in The Matrix, and it absolutely soils Star Wars.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 11:36:32 AM »

Yup.  If you're like me and think fantasy is teh ghey, you should definitely read Fallen Angels by Larry Niven.  Great libertarian SCIENCE FICTION.

I don't dislike ALL fantasy. In fact, I really like the Sword of Truth series. My biggest pet peeve about it is all of the damned reference to PROPHECY. I hate prophecy. I hate the idea of prophecy. I hate that prophecy is used so heavily. Of course, they use prophecy in The Matrix, and it absolutely soils Star Wars.
I agree although I've never read Goodkind.  Let me clarify, I like HARD SF.

But to be fair Heinlein wrote Glory Road, a fantasy, that I like very much, but I think he just wrote that one to be able to say he wrote a fantasy.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 12:20:27 PM »

There's only one TV show that gets away with mixing sci-fi with elements of fantasy / mythology (ex. technomages, prophecy, telepathy, etc), and that's Babylon 5.  It's ridiculous how much I love that show...

[youtube=425,350]Ma6ZsDd0F8k[/youtube]
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 12:26:13 PM »

...or it was L Neil Smith...or it was J Neil Shulman...or, IIRC, the Repairman Jack writer.

You can get J Neil's book Alongside Night free online: http://www.alongsidenight.net.  It's an "important" book to read in the days of the failing dollar.
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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 06:49:32 PM »

There's only one TV show that gets away with mixing sci-fi with elements of fantasy / mythology (ex. technomages, prophecy, telepathy, etc), and that's Babylon 5.  It's ridiculous how much I love that show...

[youtube=425,350]Ma6ZsDd0F8k[/youtube]

Do they usually play "(nightwish?)" during an episode?
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Re: liberty sci fi
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 06:51:05 PM »

There's only one TV show that gets away with mixing sci-fi with elements of fantasy / mythology (ex. technomages, prophecy, telepathy, etc), and that's Babylon 5.  It's ridiculous how much I love that show...

[youtube=425,350]Ma6ZsDd0F8k[/youtube]

Do they usually play "(nightwish?)" during an episode?
lol No, no they don't.
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 08:15:07 PM »

:lol:, no, that was added for the YouTubez.

B5 did have some awesome music by Christopher Franke, example:

[youtube=425,350]JULMomY0fAg[/youtube]
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