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Austin McConnell – The Absurd 2nd Century Space Opera You’ll Never Read

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  • And the whole Mythology thing; isn’t sci-fi?

  • Alex Andrite

    I had to re read the Poison Radishes section, a favorite ….
    in my authors signed edition.

  • Jeff Wright

    Brian William’s autobiography at last, Baron Munchausen!

    My calf hurts…

  • Edward

    I had always thought that Frankenstein had been the first science fiction, but it is only the first popular sci fi. To think, Lucian missed out on being the first sci fi trilogy author.

    Blair Ivey asked: “And the whole Mythology thing; isn’t sci-fi?

    No. That was fact, as everyone back then knew. It wasn’t particularly scientific, either, but more cultural.

  • mpthompson

    I’ve read worse.

    Also, it seems Lucian shares the work ethic of George R. R. Martin. Imagine through the ages people reading this first book to only discover, at great angst, the second book doesn’t exist. :-)

  • mpthompson

    My calf hurts…

    Ah, you gave birth with it?

  • Edward noted about Classical Mythology:

    “No. That was fact, as everyone back then knew. It wasn’t particularly scientific, either, but more cultural.”

    A good point. Like the modern Myths of ‘Constant Societal Oppression’, getting a pass, because “We Were Slaves, Man”, and ‘People of Color Are Automatically Oppressed’.

    These are facts, as everyone these days knows

  • Edward

    Blair Ivey,
    You noted: “These are facts, as everyone these days knows

    Yes. Exactly. And a lot of important decisions are based upon these facts. Because we know them to be true. It is a good thing that they
    are true, too, otherwise we would be making wrong or bad decisions.

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