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By Ashley R. Pollard

Science fiction on British television used to be one of those once-in-a-blue-moon events. When it happened, what we got could often be very good. Certainly Nigel Kneale’s Quatermass series was compelling viewing, which drew in a large audience from the general population with millions tuning in each week to find out the fate of the infected astronauts.

The impact of Quatermass cannot be over stated, the name having taken root in the British public's imagination. And, now we have a sequel to A for Andromeda, which I reported on last year, to carry the torch for science fiction on British TV, which also looks like it will enter public’s lexicon. With the additional transmission of the anthology show, Out of this World, we seem to be entering a golden age of science fiction on television.

For those unfamiliar with A for Andromeda, let me do a recap. The first series, a story set in the future circa 1972, was about a group of scientists building a super computer for the military made from plans decoded from a signal sent from the Andromeda galaxy. This signal is a Trojan horse designed to take over our planet by creating an artificial human called Andromeda that the computer can control. It’s all very clever how this is revealed, and when the hero, Dr. Fleming, discovers that Andromeda is a slave of the computer he saves her by destroying the computer with an axe. Andromeda then burns the plans for the computer, and together they try to make their escape. Unfortunately, she falls into a pool and apparently dies, while Dr. Fleming is captured by Army personnel.

The Andromeda Breakthrough therefore has to square the circle of how to carry on the story without undermining the climax of the first series.



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Based on my dream from last night.

Aug. 20th, 2017 01:21 am
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Also based on the fact that this is a canon rich with potential for AUs.

Power makes her head spin... )
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Three New Orleans museums are admitting people free of charge to their air-conditioned buildings on days forecast to be 95°F or above. Details:

https://noma.org/art-ac-free-admission-noma-august-temps-hit-95-degrees/

Bravo for Fine Arts and basic decency!

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Aug. 19th, 2017 04:09 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3881 ⌋

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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #557 ]

Aug. 19th, 2017 04:01 pm
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[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #557 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on August 26th.



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Name: shadowsong26
Story: Sacrifices
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Metallic Gold #9. method, Golden Globe #13. I see dead people. Provence Lavender #1. Shepherd
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Village Stage; Indie Films), photography, canvas, brush (alleviate), acrylic, oils, stain, charcoal, seed beads, yarn,
Word Count: 246
Rating: R
Characters: Lova
Warnings: Murder, somewhat gory.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always. Lova is Nida's mother.


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Golden Globe #7, Metallic Gold #5

Aug. 19th, 2017 12:44 am
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Name: shadowsong26
Story: Good Riddance
'Verse: Lux
Colors: Golden Globe #7. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow., Metallic Gold #5. education
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Second Stage), photography, canvas, acrylic, oils, stain
Word Count: 363
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Shane
Warnings: Adultery, divorce.
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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Name: shadowsong26
Story: He Doesn't Listen
'Verse: Feredar
Colors: Provence Lavender #5. After a hard day's work, Metallic Gold #6. tool
Supplies and Materials: graffiti (Lillith Faire Main Stage), photography, canvas, brush (alleviate), acrylic, stain, seed beads, yarn
Word Count: 300
Rating: PG
Characters: Fesha
Warnings: Marital discord
Notes: Constructive criticism welcome, as always.


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Author: Amy [personal profile] innitmarvelous
Fandoms: The Avengers, Iron Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Prompts: Glow-in-the-dark, Clouds, Fishing, Friends/Friendship

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Aug. 18th, 2017 06:44 pm
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⌈ Secret Post #3880 ⌋

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[if you’re new to the Journey, read this to see what we’re all about!]


by Gideon Marcus

90% of science fiction is crap. But then, 90% of everything is crap.

The author of that statement, which seems to be supported by overwhelming evidence, is Ted Sturgeon. This is a fellow who has been writing since 1939, so he knows whereof he speaks. Sturgeon has, in his dozens of published works, established a reputation for thoughtful excellence, marking the vanguard of our genre.

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has devoted nearly half of its pages this month to a new Sturgeon work and several biographical articles. This is fitting; Sturgeon's style of literary sf would seem most at home in the most literary of sf mags (though he has, in fact, appeared multiple times in most of the good ones). And given that much, if not 90%, of the latest issues of F&SF has not been very good, including a healthy dose of Sturgeon is a surefire way to being on the right side of Sturgeon's Law.

Without further ado, the September 1962 Fantasy and Science Fiction:



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