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Our Stellar Family
I was taught by my elders that there are twelve members of our ancestral family in the stars and three are directly involved in our planetary family. To be clear, all these Star People are living sentient beings in a physical form. These are not gods or angels, although many people throughout the past have confused them as such. When we are able to communicate with these beings, we will still be in physical form, just as our human ancestors were centuries ago. If we learn these gifts through the help of others, it will in all likelihood be with the direct help of the Star People. There are many legends that tell of Star People bringing us the gift of fire.
Best Soft Sci-Fi Books
Soft sci-fi books form a treasure trove of ideas combining imagined scientific scenarios, future technologies, and the progression of human society in accordance with these elements. Instead of delving deep into the technical and scientific aspects of a story, these books prioritize humanity. Thus, this brand of science fiction is more concerned about the political, economic, social, and cultural characteristics. This means that a story can still involve space colonization and superior alien races, but the main focus is on the social consequences of these occurrences. If you are looking for science fiction that puts a lot of effort into character development and exploring through the lens of the social sciences, you should definitely check out these soft sci-fi books.
There was a little Eskimo boy that knew how to walk in the dark, over frozen sheets of ice. Guided by his sheltering stars and cautious of predators, he would meander for hours. Numb to the bone marrow with his frozen smile he drifted. The ocean did not move at all during this time of year. In fact, what were waves before, now look like a menagerie of unfinished eerie sculptures. His igloo village was 7 nautical miles away. The sun dared to show his face, but for just a few hours at a time.
Aliens and Native Americans
Native Americans have many legends of UFOs and aliens or Star People, just as we can find in other places around the world. From flying ships in India called vimanas to the Nephilim of the Bible, stories of beings coming to Earth from the stars abound. Egyptian carvings show what look like helicopters and airplanes. When a metal model airplane found in ancient South American ruins is built to scale, it can actually fly. Erich Von Daniken wrote Chariots of the Gods in 1968 in which he explored the Nazca lines in Peru. The pictures the Nazca lines form are only visible from the air, yet how were they designed and created centuries before flight? How do we explain all of these stories and artifacts?
Top Dying Earth Science Fiction Books
A sub-genre of both fantasy and science fiction, the concept of a dying earth has been around for a while. Though its first origins remount back to the Romantic Era, its true shape took form much more recently, in the 20th century. Since then, it has been explored by several authors and brought forth books that are true masterpieces of the science fantasy genre and that are hugely influential to this day.
A wooden decadent cafe on the beach is where his footsteps took him. It had no visible name and seemed rather rustic. All he had to do was go towards the moon light, which tonight, reflected lazily on the oceans ever changing face.
Top Science Fiction Board Games
We’re living in the midst of a science fiction board game Renaissance. Gone are the days where we were forced to choose between the bland (or nonexistent) settings of Monopoly, Sorry, or Clue. Now there are games in every genre and theme, including science fiction. Why settle for owning hotels when you could own alien colonies? Why play Colonel Mustard with a candlestick when you can play an android assassin with a blaster? Science fiction board games are great ways to explore galaxies, build cool space ships, and save worlds with your friends. (They’re also great ways to dominate said friends and prove your galactic superiority. Different strokes for different folks.)
10 Top Sci-Fi Film Firearms
Regardless of whether you're chasing zombies or xenomorphs, replicants or rebel scum, you'll benefit from a good blaster at your side.
Top Space Colonization Books
As science continues to push the boundaries of humanity, space colonization books continue to usher in fascinating stories about the possibilities of human life beyond Earth. Back then, it seemed impossible to have aircraft, androids, and smartphones, yet modern society has consistently proven that science fiction can indeed be reality at some point. While the future of humanity is uncertain, it’s always interesting to image what lies ahead. Thus, space colonization books need to be read to develop genuine curiosity and creativity.
Obscure Sci-Fi Movies
Obscure sci-fi movies always make for an interesting watch just because of the ideas they play with. While there are indeed sci-fi films that garner both box office and critical success, such as Arrival, Interstellar, and The Martian, the entries on this list showcase those that take weirdness to another level. Every medium needs a dose of risk-taking to allow innovation, and science fiction has a lot to offer.
Best 'Star Wars' Board Games
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original trilogy, have caught the Star Wars bug after the release of A New Hope and Rogue One, or even have a soft spot for the prequels, we’re sure that the best Star Wars board games are going to help you recapture everything you love about one of the greatest sci-fi series ever made. With all sorts of different formats making the list, including card games, strategy games, and even some Star Wars twists on old classics, there really is something for every type of gamer. So gather some friends together, set the imperial march playing, and while away an evening with one of the best Star Wars board games.
Intriguing Alternate History Books
Alternate history books (AH to those in the know) speculate as to what might happen if key real world historical events occurred differently. They can, but don’t necessarily, involve speculative fiction tropes such as time travel or a character’s awareness that the timeline is “wrong.” Delve into these fascinating, often thought-provoking scenarios with this list of the most intriguing alternate history books.