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Random Thoughts For The Day

Over the past few days I have re-watched the two Disney adaptations of The Chronicles of Narnia — The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe & Prince Caspian.

I was always a big fan of the books so it was interesting to see the beloved characters portrayed on film.

And it got me thinking about the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. I have often seen these genres grouped together. And I suppose there are similarities between the two. One must be able to suspend one’s own belief in reality for a moment to really get into the story.

But there are differences. In Fantasy, one tends to find magic, dwarves, giants and the like fighting with swords, spears and arrows. In the SciFi realm, there are distant galaxies populated with multi-colored aliens, space battles, and energy weapons.

I’m just wondering… why don’t we ever read about a futuristic, space-traveling, laser-toting dwarf?

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On another note, I was thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I found my post from last year about what my resolution for 2008 was going to be. I don’t think I have anything else to add to that list of two. So I guess I’ll just have to stick to those.

  • I love Narnia. My favorite is The Horse and His Boy. Lewis has a contagious writing style, I think.

  • I love Narnia. My favorite is The Horse and His Boy. Lewis has a contagious writing style, I think.

  • Bob

    If my aunt wants to be a corener what does that say about her life?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Bob

    If my aunt wants to be a corener what does that say about her life?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • SP

    If you would like to read about a futuristic space-traveling dwarf, you might like to try reading Lois McMaster Bujold”s books about Miles Vorkosigan
    (eg # “Barrayar”, “The Vor Game”,
    “Mirror Dance”, “Diplomatic Immunity”, there are many more

  • SP

    If you would like to read about a futuristic space-traveling dwarf, you might like to try reading Lois McMaster Bujold”s books about Miles Vorkosigan
    (eg # “Barrayar”, “The Vor Game”,
    “Mirror Dance”, “Diplomatic Immunity”, there are many more

  • Awesome! Thanks, SP. I’ll have to check out those books sometime…

  • Awesome! Thanks, SP. I’ll have to check out those books sometime…