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American Civil War fought in the space future

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Re: American Civil War fought in the space future
Post by pappilon   » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:41 am

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[quote="C. O. Thompson"]

Personally, I wonder why we need to go to the Andromeda Galaxy with the last remnants of "The south shall rise again" even if you want to give Robert E Lee a light saber that he does not have to surrender when his army lost.

But... hey, I have been wrong before

All a world has to be is ... internally consistent. Everybody has X drive, Somebody has finally made the scientific breakthrough to enable the Y drive, but NOBODY suddenly shows up with the Z drive that they found on an ancient spaceship in a caldera on the planet Roswell. Deus ex Machinae are reserved for when you are 750,000 words in and find yourself boxed in a corner.

Thats what made Harry Potter so compelling. Good v evil always a good theme, Oliver Twist always an audience favorite likeable kid, the search for the Holy Grail. Your enemy turns out to be the creepy guy that was always crushing on your mom plot twist.
The imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.
Ursula K. LeGuinn


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