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Offline Samara

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Sci Fi
« on: December 08, 2010, 02:59:04 PM »
I am trying to get a Sci Fi lit class initiated at my school because many of my students have expressed an interest in it.  I was initiated into Sci Fi under a classic banner: Wells, Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury, Asimov, Vonnegut, etc.... a little Ursula Le Guin.

To Sci Fi Aficionados: Is there anything new and exciting to explore in the world of Sci Fi? I've been out of the loop.
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2010, 03:09:12 PM »
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2010, 08:43:49 PM »
i can suggest you some sci fi. but they are movies.

it is more interesting if you let them watched a sci fi movie.

they can easly understand it.

if your interested on my suggestion just PM me and i will message you.
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 01:02:43 AM »
See back when I was goin to school,( yeah,yeah, up hill both ways) I always wanted a more or less "horror" type of thing. I think by the time I was 12 Id read every H.P. Lovecraft thing that there was. Liked Poe and Samuel Taylor Coleridge alot too. I remember reading " Lord of the rings " and thinking it was slow and too damn long. Where I live they make a huge deal out of Ray Bradbury ,cause hes from this area. His stories are OK I geuss but not down my alley. Gimme horror or a real shoot em up western anyday. Always thought as far as movies go, If you found a way of combining really graphic porn and seriously scary horror kinda shit together(maybe tinged with some comedy in odd places too) it'dd sell like a house on fire...I kinda like graphic novels too,but they seem pretty labor intensive to me.
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 01:49:37 AM »
So you are suggesting I teach a combination of graphic porn and horror....?
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 07:07:01 AM »
Nah.....I just figure it could be a new genre someday.....but old gothic horror stories rule, I had a long guiness fueled conversation about how much H.P Lovecraft influenced Stephen King,and about how super8 film looks so much better than videotape.The H.P. Lovecraft story,"the rats in the walls" was one of my favorites .He also did this kinda "pseudo mythology" thing in a number of stories too,about dieties who were either indifferent to the plight of mankind or seemed to be full of vengence towrd man. "The Greenwich Horror" was a pretty cool story too. Shit theres a few kinda obsure american writers I dig,not just horror guys either. I was real poor when I was a kid,so some books in our house werent exactly complete. I still have the fragment of "Complete poems of Robert Service" that I learned to read from. I just love Ambrose Bierce too, his cynical,snide and sarcastic wit has never escaped me. Some Jack London is ok,some bites it. But that damn
Lovecraft,holy shit what an imagination.... he died in like 1937 or so and of cancer if memory serves. I like o henry and Thomas Wolfe as well,"you cant go home again" and "the web abd the rock " are both excellent. I also recomend "the devils dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce as well. Nah dont try an teach the kiddies any bad habits....make em go get their own....Im just prattlin on.   Bierce defined a novel as being , " A short story,with padding" I mostly agree. :blabla:
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Re: Sci Fi
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 04:23:11 PM »
Quote from: "seamus"
Nah.....I just figure it could be a new genre someday.....but old gothic horror stories rule, I had a long guiness fueled conversation about how much H.P Lovecraft influenced Stephen King,and about how super8 film looks so much better than videotape.The H.P. Lovecraft story,"the rats in the walls" was one of my favorites .He also did this kinda "pseudo mythology" thing in a number of stories too,about dieties who were either indifferent to the plight of mankind or seemed to be full of vengence towrd man. "The Greenwich Horror" was a pretty cool story too. Shit theres a few kinda obsure american writers I dig,not just horror guys either. I was real poor when I was a kid,so some books in our house werent exactly complete. I still have the fragment of "Complete poems of Robert Service" that I learned to read from. I just love Ambrose Bierce too, his cynical,snide and sarcastic wit has never escaped me. Some Jack London is ok,some bites it. But that damn
Lovecraft,holy shit what an imagination.... he died in like 1937 or so and of cancer if memory serves. I like o henry and Thomas Wolfe as well,"you cant go home again" and "the web abd the rock " are both excellent. I also recomend "the devils dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce as well. Nah dont try an teach the kiddies any bad habits....make em go get their own....Im just prattlin on.   Bierce defined a novel as being , " A short story,with padding" I mostly agree. :blabla:

I think " Stephen King" should have ran a program or at least been in one. :rofl:  :rofl: He seems like group material. ::poke::  ::poke::  ::poke::
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