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Lady Margaret Cavendish, Science Fiction Author of the 1600s

Who wrote the first science fiction story? Most people may mention authors like Mary Shelley or Jules Verne. A few may remember A True Story; a parody of travel tales set on the moon, written by the Greek-speaking Assyrian author Lucian of Samosata in the 2nd century AD. Remarkably few, however, will remember Lady Margaret […]

Exploring the Secrets of Spaceship Sound Effects

I love reading. When I read, I am transported to another world, as described and defined by the author. And yet, there is one thing I’d love for books to have: sound effects. One of the things I love about movies, ever since reading about the amazing work done by sound engineers in Star Wars, […]

Science Fiction Books That Forecast The Future

Ever since I can remember myself, I have loved science fiction.  I loved reading it as a child, even if I could not explain the thrill I felt when reading Jules Verne’s or HG Wells’ works. Recently, I felt vindicated in my love of the genre, when I read the following comment by Neil Gaiman on The […]

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