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Offline Mr. Wizard

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2006, 07:51:06 pm »
I read that story, and it is a good story IMHO, but as Science Fiction goes, it does not touch on the true enormity of cosmic events presented in its pages. Still, it has a good "hero's journey" in it. Just remember not to take the concepts to literally, as Hubbard injected a lot of his philosophy into the book.

IMO, good Science Fiction isn't about the technology or future circumstance, but the philosophical questions and paradox a technologically advanced civilization must deal with. Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Fahrenheit 451), Larry Niven (Ringworld, The Ringworld Engineers, Tales of Known Space), Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey, => 3001: The Final Odyssey) Isaac Asimov(Bicentenial Man; I, Robot) Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land) are all authors that I think fall into this category.

EDIT: For Clarification.

EDIT: Forgot about Orson Scott Card. ;)
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2015, 07:37:16 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZYFn8qEQI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKZYFn8qEQI</a>

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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2015, 01:01:21 pm »
I read that story, and it is a good story IMHO, but as Science Fiction goes, it does not touch on the true enormity of cosmic events presented in its pages. Still, it has a good "hero's journey" in it. Just remember not to take the concepts to literally, as Hubbard injected a lot of his philosophy into the book.

IMO, good Science Fiction isn't about the technology or future circumstance, but the philosophical questions and paradox a technologically advanced civilization must deal with. Ray Bradbury (The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Fahrenheit 451), Larry Niven (Ringworld, The Ringworld Engineers, Tales of Known Space), Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey, => 3001: The Final Odyssey) Isaac Asimov(Bicentenial Man; I, Robot) Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land) are all authors that I think fall into this category.

EDIT: For Clarification.

EDIT: Forgot about Orson Scott Card. ;)
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Re: Battlefield Earth
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2015, 03:48:07 pm »
Iunno man you were sort of right?

Dune is probably the best scifi I've ever read and it's all just philosophical hoodoo for the most part.
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