"You've all been selected for this mission because you each have a special skill. Professor Hawking, John Leslie, Phil Neville, the Wu-Tang Clan, Usher, the Sugar Puffs Monster and Daniel Day-Lewis! Welcome to Operation MindFuck!"
Deepcrush wrote:Has anyone here read John Steakley's "Armor"? He took a great deal from Starship Troopers but gave us a much more depressing and dark list of characters to feel from.
I read that. Very bleak book, very compelling - put me in mind of World War I with the "senseless slaughter of war" kind of feel. But I was badly let down by the structure... the sudden changeover to a much less interesting story, with the rest of the plot told in flashbacks. I really didn't like that.
Give a man a fire, and you keep him warm for a day. SET a man on fire, and you will keep him warm for the rest of his life...
The oldest science fiction book I've read was H.G. Well's Time Machine.
Unless you consider Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court science fiction (it's got time travel...sort of).
"What has been done has been done and cannot be undone."--Ruth, All the Weyrs of Pern "Dragons can't change who they are, and who would want them to? Dragons are powerful, amazing creatures."--Hiccup, Dragons: Riders of Berk