Has Telepathy Become an Extinct Idea in Science Fiction?

By James Wallace Harris, Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Science fiction is a genre that generates far out ideas. Science fiction writers often imagine new concepts to structure into their plots. Some invented concepts are embraced by the genre and become subgenres – like space marines and military SF. Concepts like time travel, galactic empires and … Continue reading “Has Telepathy Become an Extinct Idea in Science Fiction?”

Beyond Ordinary Friendships

by James Wallace Harris, 8/14/21 Lately, I’ve been meditating on the concept of friendship. We all live alone in our heads, spending our entire lives struggling to make contact with others who live alone in their heads. It’s a shame we don’t have telepathy, because we all so badly want to express ourselves. What kind … Continue reading “Beyond Ordinary Friendships”

REWATCHING: The Graduate (1967)

James Wallace Harris, 3/3/21 I’ve heard older folks often say, “I’m the same person I was at 19 on the inside.” My wife has a family story about an uncle in his eighties who said, “I feel just like I did at 19, but something is terribly wrong with my body.” I’ve always taken it … Continue reading “REWATCHING: The Graduate (1967)”

BASS 2020: “Sibling Rivalry” by Michael Byers

by James Wallace Harris, Near the end of 1968, Connell and I were over George’s house and the three of us were having a passionate discussion about “And Then There Were None” by Eric Frank Russell. Connell and I were in the 12th grade, and George was in the 11th. We considered science fiction important … Continue reading “BASS 2020: “Sibling Rivalry” by Michael Byers”

Creating My Atheistic Prayer

by James Wallace Harris, Friday, December 14, 2018 For almost a year, I’ve had an item “Define my health goals in a daily prayer” left undone on my ToDoist list. I believe my original intent was to write a statement I’d recite every morning in meditation. I pictured it helping me stick to the habits … Continue reading “Creating My Atheistic Prayer”

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