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How Many Of Us Are Writers?

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It just suddenly occured to me to wonder: How many of you 400 or so people who visit the site every day are writers?

I don't mean "How many of you have an agent, and have sold work, and make money off of professional writing in some capacity," though I'm sure some of you are. I'm more wondering how many of you - of us, really - write. For the heck of it.

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RANDOM GEEKERY: So who’d win in a fair fight? Starfleet or Earthforce?

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Ok, this is cool: a couple years ago there was a very high-quality fan film called “Star Wreck: In the Pirkenning” which eventually pitted the Star Trek universe (Or at least a parody thereof) against the B5 universe (Or at least a parody thereof). Despite my raving about this for several years now, no one seems to want to watch it, much to my annoyance. (Like lots fan films, it’s pretty funny, but unlike some of them, this is intentionally funny, as it’s a parody).

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Legendary Science Fiction Author Stanislaw Lem Rags On Science Fiction As A Genre

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“In the Science Fiction of today, there is not the slightest chance that genuine myths and theologies might arise, because the thing itself is a bastard of myths gone to the dogs. The science fiction of today resembles a ‘Graveyard of Gravity,’ in which the subgenre of literature that promised the cosmos to mankind dreams away its defeat in onanistic delusions and chimeras – onanistic because they are anthropocentric. The task of the science-fiction author of today is as easy as that of the pornographer, and in the same way.

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