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Was Frankenstein The First Science Fiction Novel?

While science fiction stories deal more with the future than the past, the science fiction genre has a fascinating history. So, where did sci-fi begin? What was the first science fiction novel? The first science fiction novel was Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. This Gothic novel was written in 1817. The story’s themes would become popular topics for science fiction. Victor Frankenstein …

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A Software Update Is Available – Download You 2.0

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An Evil Improv Game: A Brief Guide to Cold Reading

I used to get paid to read palms at parties and other events. I didn’t believe in it. I knew there was nothing special about lines on someone’s hand. I was just doing it for the money, and because I occasionally got to hold a pretty lady’s hand. In my defense, I always told people it was “for entertainment purposes …

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Centenarian Superman – Making Superman fun to read

I’ve never found Superman that interesting  of a character. He’s basically a god. It’s nearly impossible to give Supes a problem that feels big enough to actually be a challenge. Even Mister Mxyzptlk, who has the power to warp reality itself, is nothing more than an annoyance. That’s a problem. Other than a few magic rocks, nothing can hurt him. …

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