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Revisiting the Classics of Science Fiction

Alex Drozd returns to some of the great works of science fiction and unearths the philosophical viewpoints found within.

Revisiting Robert Heinlein: Methuselah's Children

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One of Heinlein’s early novels, Methuselah’s Children, is the first to introduce his “Future History,” a series of interrelated books and stories beginning a few hundred years in the future. It’s in this novel that his recurring character, Lazarus Long, is first introduced. Yet another one of Heinlein’s old man literary egos with a proclivity…

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Revisiting Orson Scott Card's Children of the Mind

in Fact & Opinion

Orson Scott Card’s Ender Saga may be one of the most varied book series written to date. The first in the series, Ender’s Game, is a young-adult novel, while its sequel, Speaker of the Dead, explores a mixture of more adult-driven hard sci-fi and philosophical fiction. These two books are some of Card’s most praised…

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Revisiting Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy

in Fact & Opinion

Originally serialized in Astounding Magazine during the 1940s, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series is one of his most widely known works. Yet, many of the people I’ve come across have never heard of Foundation. Instead, they are familiar with his robot stories. Perhaps the

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