Tag: scifi

14
May

William Gibson

Author of the novel Neuromancer (1984) which coined the term cyberspace. This neologism — and the Neuromancer trilogy’s themes of a hidden universe driven by the suicidal evolution of godlike (insect-like?) beings — made Gibson unwitting posterchild/godfather of “cyberpunk”.

14
May

Zardoz

A 1974 science fiction film directed by John Boorman and starring Sean Connery in one of his first post-James Bond roles. Filmed on a small budget of US$1 million, Zardoz mixture of cerebral, philosophical sci-fi was in complete contrast to Boorman’s previous film, the brutal thriller Deliverance. In a future post-apocalypse Earth (2293) the human […]

29
Apr

klaatu

The silver-suited space traveler In the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still who brings the police robot Gort to Earth to enforce peace… or else. Klaatu is killed and Gort nearly destroyes the Earth. The command which halts Gort’s destruction of humanity is: Gort, Klaatu barrata nicto!

29
Apr

Dianetics

From Scientology A system invented by L Ron Hubbard, first published in Astounding Science Fiction in May of 1950. From the Encyclopaedia Britannica: every experience is recorded in the mind as a mental image. Painful experiences, called clear, or free, the mind of them. References Early Promotion for L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics CESNUR Library Acquires […]

26
Apr

Michael Wolf

Author of Catchers Of Heaven – A Trilogy Wolf, Michael The Catchers of Heaven: A Trilogy, Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1996, ISBN 08059-3907-5 Claims to have worked for the NSC on “ET related matters” Associated with a secret group called Alphacom Team. References http://www.alternativkanalen.com/rune/micwolf3.html http://www.naturalhealthholistic.com/mikewolf.html

5
Mar

Reptoid

from wikipedia: reptilian humanoid Modern claims Disinformation agent David Icke and others have claimed that U.S. President George W. Bush and his family are shapeshifting Reptilian aliens. John Rhodes established the Reptoids.com Research Center in 1997 to collect, review and present evidence of reptoid activity. Rhodes contends that reptoids are descendants of the dinosaurs and […]

4
Mar

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sir Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (b:1803 – d:1873) Author of the world’s most famous opening line, from the novel Paul Clifford (1830): It was a dark and stormy night and the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for […]

4
Mar

Branton

Bruce Alan Walton (b. September 7, 1960) Best known by his pen name “Branton” (BRuce AlaN WalTON) also: Alan DeWalton Author of countless UFO texts which circulated on bulletin board systems in the days of the proto-Internet. Most of his writing usually consists of juicy pulp fantasy, focusing on the network of underground lizard alien […]

4
Mar

Vril

A science fiction term coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1870 as a powerful form of energy weilded by a subterranean race. Eventually, it got tangled up with the Nazis.