Tag Archives: Robert Heinlein

Have Spreadsheet, Will Dabble


It was Robert Heinlein

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Picking out an SF Influence – Backwoods SF


Influences. We’ve all got them. Who looks at theirs? It’s not something I’ve spent a lot of time on but I suppose mine began with Space Westerns. Of course I didn’t call them that; not then. An aspect of Space … Continue reading

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The Exploration of Space


Rosetta mission: ‘Go’ is given for comet landing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30012854 What will it find? Depends how old the lump of rock (7P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko) is. The earlier the meteorite was formed, the more likely we are to expand our early knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Philip K Dick, again


This morning, I was certain that chrome on my PC had been infected by a virus; after a bit of digging, I realised that Google had done their usual: we’ve decided to change the interface and we’re sure you’ll like it but … Continue reading

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Philosophy in Science Fiction


Do you have anything to say? I was always struck by the pithy aphorisms that littered the works of writers such as Zelazny and Heinlein. In a few words they could show what made the protagonist tick, or even the … Continue reading

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Patrick Moore’s Invader from Space


My first SF book was Patrick Moore’s Invader from Space. I won it as a prize in Junior School as my grades were good. However, at the time I had no great enthusiasm for it. In previous years I’d come … Continue reading

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