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From the Archives: Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, for instance, of the discovery of a rogue planet, wandering (appropriately enough) some hundred light […]

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Gateway Essentials: Philip Wylie

Philip Wylie is one of science fiction’s best-kept secrets. Not many, today, are aware that he even existed, much less the extraordinary influence he has had on popular culture. Wylie is probably best known for his 1933 novel When Worlds Collide, written with Edwin Balmer, which was filmed in 1951 by George Pal‘s production company. […]

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On This Day: Edwin Balmer Died

On this day in 1959, Edwin Balmer died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he wrote a number of SF novels and stories – some of which were published in Hugo Gernsback‘s Amazing Stories – his main claim to fame is as co-author, with Philip Wylie, of When Worlds Collide. When Worlds Collide was published in 1933 and, […]

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On This Day: Philip Wylie

On this day in 1902, Philip Gordon Wylie was born and the world as we know it was changed forever. Wait. What? Yeah. Philip Wylie. You know: he of When Worlds Collide fame? Filmed in 1951 by George Pal and later reimagined as Deep Impact?  He wrote the influential non-fiction book Generation of Vipers, and […]

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Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, for instance, of the discovery of a rogue planet, wandering (appropriately enough) some hundred light […]

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