Sci-Fi/Fantasy, etc. Fan-Fiction Writers and Readers

This group is for Sci-fi/Fantasy fan-fiction (any type of genre) of writers and readers.


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  • Steph S.

    Oh how wonderful Tony! I enjoyed reading that. I could picture the scene.

  • Tony Carroll

    Where Have I Danced With You Before

    In the maelstrom of creation, as time began its

    inexorable march,

    When expansion separated from one to four, slowing and coalescing,

    We danced.

     

    When the first light gathered together, cooking heavy metal elements,

    Scattering them in the cosmic winds of chaos, to gather upon virgin shores,

    We danced.

     

    From the first dawn upon new worlds, falling as a cooling rain upon parched lips,

    As the march of evolution continued unabated, adding, subtracting, expanding,

    We danced.

    Thus we have danced across the eons,

    Alone and together, in harmony and discord,

    Embracing the truth, as one or in opposition,

    That we are all stars.

     

    And we dance.

  • Steph S.

    Tony that is just lovely! Thanks for your gift!
    We appreciate it!
  • Steph S.

    Welcome to the group James!

  • James Bradford

    Thank you, I do believe I'm going to enjoy it here.

  • Steph S.

    How's everyone doing?

    Going to see any summer movies?

  • Loren Miller

    So far, two.  "The Avengers" was great fun, but the 3-D was uneven and I would rather have seen it in traditional 2-D.  Men In Black 3 is, without doubt, THE BEST of the three movies ... but again, the 3-D gets in the way.

    See 'em both in 2-D and you really won't miss much ... but you WILL catch two damned fun and exciting pix.

  • Steph S.

    I'm behind in my movies. I've been playing video games! Anyways, I saw the Avengers it was great! I have a long list of movies I want to see. Hopefully I will get caught up on movies before the summer is over!
  • Steph S.

    Safe and happy 4th!

  • Steph S.

    Calling all Texans! Join me in the Texas Heathens Group! The Texas Freethought Convention 2012 will be held in Austin, TX this year!
  • Steph S.

    Tony I love the short story you posted! I hope you post more.
    You are a gifted writer!
  • Steph S.

    James I will be buying your book that you have on Amazon. Wonderful book!

  • Steph S.

    Group members here is a link to James' book on Amazon

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Catacomb-Dungeon-James-Bradford/dp/143574...

  • James Bradford

    Thank you Steph, I'm really glad you like it.

  • James Bradford

    This has nothing to do with science fiction or fantasy but I finally finished writing my research paper for college. The subject was the discrimination of atheists in the south. It wasn't an easy paper to write but it opened my eyes to how much more difficult it is for us than what I previously had thought.

  • Steph S.

    Sounds like a very interesting paper! Cool James!
  • James Bradford

    I would be willing to post it on here but I'm not sure about length restrictions. My paper was four pages long. It really should have been longer but I had difficulty molding my thoughts around the research.

  • Steph S.

    I think you can attach a file - like a word doc James.

  • Steph S.

    You can make a discussion about it - Jedi did it for his papers that he posted here.

  • James Bradford

    Thanks, I do have it in pdf form. I'll start a discussion for it if anybody is interested in reading it.

  • Steph S.

    I would love to read it James. I bet it's wonderful!

  • James Bradford

    It's not my best work but I do expect a pretty high grade from it. I am very out of place when writing non-fiction.

  • Steph S.

    Thank you James I downloaded your paper to my iPad and I'm reading it right now. I appreciate you posting your writing here.
  • Steph S.

    Wow!

    I am so impressed by the wonderful writings and input I've received here. Such beautiful posts.

    Thank you all!

    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  • Steph S.

    Haley welcome to the group!

  • Steph S.

    How's everyone today?

    Anyone working on any new projects?

    Or reading anything in particular?

  • James Bradford

    I'm working on my next project "The Dark Circle Saga." It's a four part novel series that continues the story started in "The Catacomb Dungeon."

  • Steph S.

    Sounds awesome James! Can't wait to buy your other book.
  • Steph S.

    How did your labor day go?
    Post your writings here - or discuss something you read.
    I always enjoy reading your works.
    Have a great day!
  • Ant Mac

    I sat in the sunroom and re-read a Georgette Heyer novel, mainly because I wanted some gentle laughs. She has few matches for kindly humour and gentility.

    In New Zealand traditional observence of Labour day, we scrupulously avoid labour if at all possible. We take our public holiday obligations almost ( dare I say it ) religiously.

     

    =]

     

  • Ant Mac

    Steph, would it be a good thing for me to write a review of the recent books I have read in the genres?. If so, do you have a thread for doing  this in?. I can't find anything of the sort.

     

    I am having trouble working out how this particular site goes about things, to be prefectly honest, I find the interface vastly confusing.

  • Steph S.

    Hello Ant Mac I would love to read your reviews. You would just Add a Disussion for each book you want to review. Do you know how to add a discussion? If not tell me and I can explain how.
    Thanks and we look forward to reading your reviews. Welcome to the group!
  • Ant Mac

    OK, I can see that button I think, I will give it a shot then. Thanks mate.

  • AtheistTech

    I don't talk to too many people, and then there are much less people I talk to about Sci-FI. So, the following observation may be common knowledge, I don't know.

    I am watching the movie sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010.

    I was watching the scene where Dr. Floyd and his colleague are on a park bench in front of the white house. There is an elderly gentleman at the other end of the bench feeding the pigeons. Can you guess who that is?

  • Ant Mac

    Was it Stan Lee?.

    =]

  • AtheistTech

    Nope!!!

  • AtheistTech

    But maybe Stan Lee got the idea from him?

  • Tony Carroll

    It was Arthur C. Clarke.

  • Steph S.

    Yay Tony!
  • Steph S.

    Anyone reading any good books? Or maybe writing some?
  • Ant Mac

    AH !. Type book review  for forty minutes then somehow mess it up trying to edit it !

     

    :tears: :cry: :wail:

  • Ant Mac

    I rescue him, crikey, that was a worry.

     

    :)

  • borisfrank

    I am looking for books like Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion. I was really impressed with them although they did have religious themes.

  • Tony Carroll

    Images of some earlier, famous robots :)

  • Tony Carroll

    @borisfrank. Not sure if it is similar, but from what I remember, The Faded Sun by C.J. Cherryh, is a mighty good read. Has Religion, assimilation, aliens just as smart as humans, but don't think like humans at all, politics, betrayal, etc. Might be what you're looking for. Anyway, peace and be well, my friend.

  • Steph S.

    Oh hi Ant Mac! Great a book review! I'll go and read that! Thanks so much for the great robot pictures Tony!
    Hi borisfrank and welcome to the group!
    Everyone have a great day!
  • Steph S.

    How is everyone today? It's pouring rain here.

  • Steph S.

  • Tony Carroll

    Love

    I have loved you, free and wild

    As storms raged through our souls.

     

    And I have loved you, meek and chaste

    While days played out their hidden goals.

     

    Sometimes I’ve had to turn and run

    From feelings so intense

     

    The bonds of silk felt just like chains

    Bound tight, to stop my breath.

     

    At other times, the gossamer threads

    Hung loosely, yet held us tight.

     

    For in those times, I understood

    How love could rule, its touch so light.

     

    For better, for worse, the poets say

    As we travel this road of life.

     

    Together, alone, it matters not

    For our love’s still burning bright.

     

    And with the years, it slowly fades

    To embers, cooled to the touch.

     

    But still in memory, our youth alive

    Bright flames of love ignite.

     

    For when this mortal song is done,

    Our dance through time has stilled.

     

    Love remains the constant change,

    The triumph, the heartbreak, the will.

  • Steph S.

    Tony that is absolutely beautiful! You are a talented writer!
    Thanks so much for posting that here for us!
    I'm honored! You have such a gift and I'm happy that you are sharing it with us.