Re: Rules for scifi today

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Alan Browne

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Apr 16, 2022, 12:49:02 PMApr 16
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On 2022-04-16 06:54, RichA wrote:
> 1. Bad guys must dress in black and look like Nazis.
> 2. Planets must usually look like Afghan s----holes. Dry and dusty.
> 3 There must be a least one example of mind control or psychic ability.
> 4. Foreign (not alien, foreign) women must be top commanders, but mostly out of sight.
> 5. Anachronistic technology and dialog must be present.

You're confusing scifi with space/super-hero opera.

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RichA

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Apr 17, 2022, 7:33:25 PMApr 17
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On Saturday, 16 April 2022 at 12:49:02 UTC-4, Alan Browne wrote:
> On 2022-04-16 06:54, RichA wrote:
> > 1. Bad guys must dress in black and look like Nazis.
> > 2. Planets must usually look like Afghan s----holes. Dry and dusty.
> > 3 There must be a least one example of mind control or psychic ability.
> > 4. Foreign (not alien, foreign) women must be top commanders, but mostly out of sight.
> > 5. Anachronistic technology and dialog must be present.
> You're confusing scifi with space/super-hero opera.


Real scifi (in literature actually) died around 1989.
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