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kleinbl00  ·  744 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Interstellar Visitor Found to Be Unlike a Comet or an Asteroid

Fiction is dramatic by design. You need to find the interesting somewhere and "Mars Needs Women" is a lot more dramatic than "So we observed this sequence of flashes that we eventually, over the course of years, decoded to 'fuck it's lonely over here BTW our sun has been a cinder since y'all were monkeys' and there were some mournful blog posts and a terrible attempt at a Hollywood movie but by and large life continued apace."

My favorite First Contact story remains Larry Niven's Fourth Profession. Hey zebra2 sci fi club.

OftenBen  ·  743 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    “A species that can’t develop spaceflight is no better than animals.”

That was a fun read.