A whole difference in cultural outlook, summed up in a slight difference in terminology.
Let’s see if we can throw a ball into space so it stays in orbit, and attach some radio antennae!
Space Dogs of the USSR
Steve reviews a seminal classic: Destination Moon, the first Hollywood SF blockbuster that respected both science and science fiction.
When I was a child, I read the Foundation series and it left a great impression on me. (It must have done; collapsing galactic empires is one of my favourite SF themes, both as a reader and a writer.) The sheer scale of the story impressed me, as did the concept of making a new […]
The General’s President John Dalmas Baen The best way to look at Tom Clancy’s Executive Orders is to consider it a thought experiment into how the American Government can be reformed by a President who is not part of the political system to the point where he cannot cause real and long-lasting change. However, Clancy […]