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Some Small SF Ideas

SF ideas do not have to be elaborate. All we need to do in order to startle ourselves – the famous “sense of wonder”, in a negative mode – is to imagine a First Contact story in which humanity meets aliens whose entire population is interested in things for their own sake. That is, interested […]

A New 17th-Century World Power?

Just suppose that in Japanese history there had been no “closed country”; that is to say, suppose that the Tokugawa shogunate had reunified the nation but continued the policy of “the southern-barbarian trade”. In our world, a few years after seeing their first firearms the Japanese had copied the Portuguese model and fought a major […]