Friday, July 7, 2017

The State of Science Fiction




The current state of science fiction is a disaster. The mainstream choices are either comic books (e.g., Star Wars) or politically correct women's porn (If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love.) Where are the authors such as Isaac Asimov or Arthur C. Clarke? Well, if they were alive today it is doubtful that such men could get a mainstream publishing contract due to their race and sex.



However, fortunately the gatekeepers no longer have a stranglehold over the industry due to the ease of self-publishing.  Many independent authors are doing interesting work that does not involved transgendered Werewolves in outer space.

Once such author is John Clemmer. His novel is one of the few "hard" science fiction novels I have read recently.

A summary of his original novel. The Way of the Dhin,  is below:



This book can be downloaded from Amazon for only $4. A great deal.

https://www.amazon.com/Way-Dhin-John-L-Clemmer-ebook/dp/B01FG5RHK4
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He has since release a sequel call "The Power of the Dhin". It enough people nominate it, Amazon will publish it and help promote it. It only takes one click to nominate it, and if his book is published by Amazon, you will get a free copy.

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/104JHYN4V785Y

4 comments:

  1. I, too, enjoy a good sci-fi read. Ray Bradbury's and Philip K Dick's works will stand the test of time. That said, much of the best sci-fi recently has to do with dysfunctional, corrupt government -- 1984 is the prime example along with the best episodes of The old TV show The Twilight Zone. Much of this has to do with who the US devolved into post WW2. Women became bored suburbanites watching TV soap operas and getting strung out on secanols, goof balls, mother's little helper, which by now have become Xanax and Zoloft. We no longer dream of colonizing Mars.

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  2. You mean the worldwide liberal Georg Soros financed left absolutely believing the icecaps are melting isn't good SF? Or that Hillary got kicked to the curb last November by President Trump because of Russian meddling in the voter data bases isn't the stuff of the surreal?

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  3. Indeed, lesbians taking over sci-fi IS very sci-fi. Reality has become sci-fi. At least half the population seems to inhabit and operate in a different reality. It seems that every day now I encounter people or situations where I am a character in a Kafka novel. Just call me Harrison Bergeron.

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  4. I just re-watched the movie Frequency. It's an up-to-date take on hard science where a solar flare allows radio transmission through time -- 1969 to 1999.

    But literature is more traditional and I still read.

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