Friday, September 17, 2010

HG Wells Contest - No Sci-Fi Allowed

This isn't new or anything. It's a story from this summer that I just recently noticed. It's pretty funny, in a sad sort of way.

Check it out HERE: HG Wells Contest.

(http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/07/sorry-hg-wells-no-sci-fi-allowed.html#ixzz0uML7XMsL)

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Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

"Funny and sad"; I can only agree with you. But our Reg could have made the whole story even funnier.

He wanted texts to be hand-written, no Sci-Fi theme. Nice ideas. But he could have gone farther : texts hand-written without any Sci-Fi and WITHOUT any word.

That would be real science-fiction, huh ?

"Edwardian", says Eileen Reynolds at the end of the article. Maybe so. I would not be so nice. It makes me think of a song by John Mellencamp, goes like : "Life goes on, even when the thrill of living is gone".

10:16 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

You like Mellencamp, don't you? ;)

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

Boljemoï,how did you guess ?

5:46 PM  

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