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Atheists enjoy speculative stories as they *should* be enjoyed: for entertainment purposes only, not to be confused with reality. Members here can have fun discussiung the literature, movies, TV, etc.

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Welcome science fiction & fantasy fans!

As a science fiction/fantasy writer myself, I enjoy taking voyages into the unknown. Looking at the universe as it isn't often helps us put the real world into perspective. It's also fun to take an occasional vacation from the often-harsh reality around us. Unlike the theists, the religionists, the god-groupies who feel compelled to live in fantasy realms, we visit them and then come back home--and then go voyaging again.

I hope you'll all feel free to congregate here and compare your experiences in other worlds and times.

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The Science/Fiction Stories of Robert Heinlein

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Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2013 at 2:30pm

Ruth, that's just one reason it's called "Sci-Fi" (pronounced "skiffy"), rather than Science Fiction or SF. 

When Forry Ackerman invented "Sci-Fi" in the 1950s...when High Fidelity sound systems were called Hi-Fi, most  science fiction writers and readers groaned, and put it in the same category as the n-word.. And some of us still do.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 20, 2013 at 2:05pm

This is one of my pet peeves with sci-fi credibility. All of these programs where civilization collapsed two years ago, or ten, the lawns are mowed, streets are swept and their margins trimmed. I sit there complaining out loud to the TV during such scenes.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 17, 2013 at 11:40pm

Comment by sk8eycat on July 7, 2013 at 4:33pm

I know what you mean. I wrote him a fan letter in the early '70s and was totally shocked when he answered it himself!  (Well it was more about skating and cats than about SF...not really fanish.  My favorite book was/is The Door Into Summer.)  I stayed in touch both of them via Ginny, and we were both still exchanging emails and cat pix till a few months before she died.

They were incredibly kind, gracious people.

Comment by Stephen Goldin on July 7, 2013 at 4:11pm

He was my A-1 all-time hero when I was growing up. Still up there today, come to think of it.

Comment by sk8eycat on July 7, 2013 at 1:40pm

HAPPY ROBERT A. HEINLEIN'S BIRTHDAY!

(I loved him and Ginny...and the real Pixel)

Comment by Stephen Goldin on June 18, 2013 at 4:44pm

The biggest robbery was the movie itself. Other than Quinto's solid performance, the film was one incredible stupidity after another. I have a very bad feeling about the next Star Wars films.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 18, 2013 at 4:28pm

Seeing Star Trek Into Darkness last week reminds me of this.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on May 31, 2013 at 11:48pm

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