Monday, September 29, 2008

Scarrier than Fiction

It’s another day in the world of SciFiWriter. In my earlier post I talked about what ever happened to dreaming about going to the stars, and what happened to the moon missions and beyond.

Well today we saw a page taken out of a science fiction book. But the sad thing is this particular page would be the beginning of an apocalyptic - End of the World - story, and it all starts with the meltdown of the financial markets.

I don’t intend to be a preacher or doom (but I may not be able to avoid that), and I don’t intend to take political sides. What I do want to say is that, what happened today is amazing, sad and scary.

Unfortunately what we are seeing is a self fulfilling prophecy. The mortgage banks and other faltering institutions say, “if we don’t get help the financial markets of the U.S. will collapse. Next the president says, “if we don’t pass the bailout bill, the financial Markets of the U.S. will collapse. Add to the proclamations of woe from several senators and congressman, a very apprehensive world market going into delirium tremors every time the U.S. blinks, and what we have left is a prophecy of doom being orchestrated and played out in front of our very eyes.

As I said, I don’t intend to lay blame on either side of the political aisle, nor will I say it’s the fault of every American or the world in general. What I will say is, that this is a scenario that is stranger than fiction, an event that science fiction writers often play out, after the world is invaded by aliens. Financial markets are not supposed to collapse when everything is running, I dare not say smoothly, but they are not supposed to collapse in such a manner with out an incredible world event.

Enough said about the topic, many more people throughout the world are writing about this very topic that have much more knowledge than I about why, and how this happened.

I will leave you with this thought. Don’t be surprised to wake up in the next week or so and find out the government has released all their knowledge about UFO’s and aliens.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What ever happened to....

I remember playing with two friends on the playground at school sometime in 1970's, it was after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the three of us were determined to become astrounauts. We played astrounauts on the school yard and in our hearts. When we were asked what we wanted to do when we got older, it was always to become an astrounaut, it was an overpowering dream.

Today it has been over 30 years since we have last set foot on the moon. NASA still has astrounaust. But I don't hear kids playing or dreaming of becoming astrounauts. Space has lost its alure, kids, and with them the adults, have lost their dreams of going to the stars.

Was it the end of the space program that killed the dreams? Or did too much science fact muddle up what was a fertile breading gound of dreams during the golden age of Science Fiction.

Friday, September 12, 2008

The First

This is my first blog!

Posted September 12, 2008

This blog is a place for me to showcase my writing, talk about my influences, both past and present, and to create a resurgence and return to the golden age of science fiction, thereby ushering in a renewed golden age of space exploration.