My Guest Blog at Andrew Knighton Writes

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Diversity In Science Fiction And Why It Matters Firstly, I’d like to thank fellow sci-fi writer Andrew Knighton in Great Britain for featuring me as a guest blogger on his site. This post is a continuation of a discussion that we posted earlier this month about this diversity question in science fiction. Here’s my guest post on Andrew’s website: http://andrewknighton.com/2014/09/25/diversity-in-science-fiction-and-why-it-matters-a-guest-post-by-austin-dragon/ The …

Month’s Guest Blogger (Science Fiction) Andrew Knighton

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Diversity in science fiction Diversity is a hot topic in science fiction. There’s increasing acknowledgement that the genre has long been dominated by straight white men, and that it would be good to diversify both the creators and the characters. This is a trend that, as a straight white man, I’m in favour of. So why is diversity important to …

The Relevance of Science (Fact and Fiction)

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What I so like about science fiction is not only its potential to be a precursor to science fact, but its potential influence on all other aspects of society such as culture, government, entertainment, philosophy, etc. But does science fiction really influence science? And does science influence modern science fiction anymore? Last Monday, I attended a talk in Downtown L.A. …

Inevitable Evolution? Toys to Terminators

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Science Fiction, Science Future: Inorganic Beings from Tantalizing Toys to Terrible Terminators? In my science fiction novella, Metal Flesh (After Eden Tek-Fall, Episode I) I touch on some concepts related to inorganic beings, also known as robots and androids. Long before movies with such characters as the Data from Star Trek, Terminator from the 1980s, even Robby the Robot from the …

Shakespeare or a Multi-racial, Chain-smoking, Albino Midget?

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As we return from the Labor Day weekend—the official end of the summer of 2014, I reflect on the movies Hollywood gave us. You can see the box-office tally of the Top Ten Biggest Summer Movies here: http://www.businessinsider.com/highest-grossing-summer-movies-2014-2014-8. Also, Guardians of the Galaxy is officially the highest grossest film domestically this year so far, surpassing Captain America 2: The Winter …