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by rocketscientist
Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Recent additions to the Gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 34121

Thank you ladies! Your coments are always so precise that it's a compliment in and of itself. :) Both of those drawings, while not exactly meant to be specifically any certain characters, were informed, as Athena puts it, by the fiction and discussions we all have around here. It makes me smile to t...
by rocketscientist
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Contest of Wills - drawing for the title page
Replies: 7
Views: 37081

Thanks ladies, you're very kind! It was very rewarding for me to work on, although about halfway through I became very insecure about whether or not I could finish the way I wanted to. It came together in the end but took longer than I would have liked.

The next one will come faster. 8)
by rocketscientist
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: The Art of Science, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Topic: Contest of Wills - drawing for the title page
Replies: 7
Views: 37081

Contest of Wills - drawing for the title page

Athena was kind enough even though she's feeling so bad to help me post a new drawing in the art gallery.

I'm calling it Contest of Wills and it is of course inspired by the opening of Husked Grain. The media is conté crayon (a pastel pencil) and the scene depicts the warships aproaching Tenli.
by rocketscientist
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 80279

Great essay. Propably the best atheist apology I've yet to read. The point that athiest idiology cannot be turned to inhuman practices is a fallacy proven by Stalinist Russia, but I think that the gist is more that every human idiology is capable instigating atrocity. That humanity itself is divine,...
by rocketscientist
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Fantasy universes and worlds
Replies: 40
Views: 134287

Sounds fascinating! Is it in print in the US?
by rocketscientist
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 64038

Think of Bergman's Seventh Seal in a minor key, and you get the picture.
Whoa! Sounds right up my alley - I'm going to need to check that one out!
by rocketscientist
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Why no serious sci fi movies?
Replies: 15
Views: 64038

You know, I've been meaning to watch that for a while now. Thanks for the recommendation Marie!
by rocketscientist
Mon May 28, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Political Science
Replies: 9
Views: 43281

Congrats on the story Caliban! The opening certainly has my interest quipped. Please let us know which issue it will be in when it comes out. her efforts to be inconspicuous a distraction. This line made me chuckle and wonder about how this character will turn out. And of course, just why is the pro...
by rocketscientist
Sun May 27, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: Another friend's success
Replies: 3
Views: 21173

Thank you for posting this. Congrats to Calvin for the accepted submission!

Calvin, can you tell us a bit about the story? :D
by rocketscientist
Thu May 03, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 80279

Maybe I should just move the lab to my basement.
ROTFLOL!
by rocketscientist
Thu May 03, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: Doomsday Seed Vault
Replies: 15
Views: 71707

Very interesting link Walden2. Thanks for posting!
by rocketscientist
Thu May 03, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Musings and Chats
Topic: Tell the Spartans...
Replies: 24
Views: 80279

That's wonderful! Congrats! You will have a lot to offer the institute, which is, I'm sure, why they offered you the spot (and not just because of what a cool gal you are - but that too ;). I hope it will offer a fulfilling diversion from some of the more tedious issues of being a serious scientist ...
by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Literature and Cinema
Topic: The Curse of the Golden Flower
Replies: 11
Views: 45253

Where did you find spoilers? And rent it anyway - I think you'll enjoy it.
by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame
Replies: 7
Views: 36927

Thank you Heather! I'm glad you liked it. :) Tension - in this case whether the Fey and the Men will unite - is something that makes a story worth reading. There are some writers who are so sublime that they don't even need that - but they're few and far between. Although the story came to me in a f...
by rocketscientist
Wed May 02, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Poetry and Prose of Science and Science Fiction
Topic: A bit of flash fiction* to mark May Day - Beltane Flame
Replies: 7
Views: 36927

At the same time, I remember that one very subtle point in LeGuin's Left Hand of Darkness was that the Ecumen envoy, Genli Ai, was black. It is mentioned only once throughout the story, and then very obliquely. I remember! It's remarkable how much that book influences me still - so much so that I d...