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  • Commented on Do my Homework
    How humanity emerges from the twentieth century car-media doctrine is possibly as much of a blind spot for science fiction as Notre Dame. More effort, Frenchmen, if you would be free of Baldwinism. Jeremy Hunt has claimed that he just...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    The monstrous physical presence of the past often seems to have yielded too easily to the future, especially the near future. Europe is also haunted by the spectre of feudalism. Victor Hugo wrote to protest the destruction of medieval Paris,...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    The Starship Troopers Wiki claims that Henlein's inspiration came from a newspaper advertisement calling for the unilateral suspension of nuclear testing. If the specific inspiration is important, is the only authentic Heinleinism set in the fifties? What seems to have...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Arisians? Suppose once you join the military you are no longer blanked by the world media and realise that the security forces targeted Buenos Aires, Operation Bright Pebble Horizon. Britain was an alternative, however it would take more work to...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    Oh, we never not gonna go phone 'Cause mother isn't home We could still have the Marines to defend us! Except if they were taxed to support great-auntie, perhaps. The Solomons Campaign was abandoned as make-believe, why write equiv-tec fantasies...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    The enemy in All You Need Is Kill are alien machines 'Mimics' which eat soil and excrete poison, the process is designed to terraform Earth to be inhabited by an advanced civilisation. The story explores the consequences of a military...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Daal it like Danae. Solaris has much of enlightened Cthulhu? Aethiopia was the south long before Antarctica. A storm chaser base inside Jupiter, offworld skydiving? R'lyeh might be at home there. Daphne Galizia might be like Jill Dando if non-mediated...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Superheroes and eldritch girls- like the origin of the Aegis, Edge of Tomorrow again. Is Perseus invisible because Andromeda is so visible? Or is he disguised by the cetus- or kraken, a name related to crook? Rodin has Andromeda chained...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    CCTV and DNA testing might be ubiquitous however petty criminals already exploit similarities in names? Once you have to hire a lawyer to prove you are not someone with vaguely the same name, what use is evidence of specific identity...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Edge of Tomorrow , l'esprit d'escalier. John Major seemed a nice enough man. To Victory Join The UDF? The Mimics arrive in 2015 by meteorite, and why are they Mimics anyway? The presenter is air tasered? He wakes at Heathrow...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Whether or not the neologism invented for the EU exit process is an example of dog whistle politics, the other elements of the media blitz must be? Deal or no deal? Hard or soft? Hitler was once described as a...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    There must be many forms of prisoners of circumstance, one might be Babbit and 'I have never done a thing that I wanted to do all my life' another Don Giovanni, who has Leporello invite the Commendatore to dinner and...
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