When something as infamous and poignant as the Titanic disaster happens, it becomes a part of the cultural ethos. So it only makes sense that it has become a recurring theme in speculative fiction. This post includes a list of speculative tales, TV shows, and films that incorporated the Titanic into the storyline.
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This Christmas, I asked for and received the Starman DVD set. For those of you who do not know of which I speak, Starman was a Japanese superhero created in the late 1950s and based on Superman. In Japan, he was known as Supergiant and was the star of several 50-minute serials. In the early […]
This essay was an assignment for my “Science Fiction and American Culture” class. Science and technology are mirrors in which humankind can see who they are, what they want to be and what they are afraid of. In novels, movies and on television, popular culture explores these possibilities through works of fiction and horror. Sherry […]
The following essay was a paper I wrote for a class I took called “Science Fiction and American Culture.” It compares Harry Bates’ short story “Farewell to the Master” to the movie based on it, The Day the Earth Stood Still. “Farewell to the Master” first appeared in the October 1940 issue of Astounding Stories. […]
A Brief Overview of Common Subjects Machines Humankind and its relationship with machines (robots, computers, gadgets) is probably one of the most dominant themes in science fiction. From Don Quixote’s duel with a windmill to Sarah Connor’s flight from the Terminator, science fiction has often concerned itself with the gadgets we make and whether it […]
The following essay was a paper I wrote for a class I took called “Science Fiction and American Culture.” It compares Philip K. Dick’s novel Blader Runner, originally titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? to the movie based on it, Blade Runner. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was first published in 1968. You […]
This is not meant to be a comprehensive, end-all, be-all list of what to read and watch in science fiction. It is, rather, a list of books and movies that you might find interesting and that I think are well worth the effort of reading and watching. Some of the books are available is audio […]