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 […]
You may already know this — in fact, if you are any kind of SF fan, I know you know this — but Arthur C. Clarke has passed away. He was 90 years old. That’s how old my maternal grandpa was when he died. I’m not sure why I made that connection, but I did. […]
A lot of science fiction stories explore different aspects of fear, most especially the fear of loss: loss of self or identity, loss of autonomy or freedom, loss of values held dear, and more. One of the classics that has been reinterpreted numerous times, including last year’s Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig film, The Invasion, […]
I recently read Mike Treder’s Aug. 14, 2007, post at ieet.org about “Post-Millennial Malaise in SF?” and it got me to thinking about the link between future thinking and science fiction. I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but there is a pretty good theory about the rise of science fiction that says science […]
Science fiction, unlike so many other genres of literature, has a unique culture. And so, it is not difficult to find opinion pieces and essays about the state of the genre. One recent example is “The future of futurism” by Amy Biancolli of the Houston Chronicle. In it, she discusses the varying opinions about the […]