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Star Trek, History and Us: Reflections of the Present and Past Throughout the Franchise by A.J. Black (2021)

Star Trek, History and Us: Reflections of the Present and Past Throughout the Franchise by A.J. Black (2021)

To talk about present-day science fiction realms and the impact fictional stories had on popular culture or the way people imagined a better future without touching on Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek is hardly possible. When the first episodes of the show were broadcast in 1966, they were immediately recognized as basically an action and entertainment […]

Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature… by Judith A. Markowitz (2019)

Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature… by Judith A. Markowitz (2019)

In three parts, Judith Markowitz deals with the phenomenon of evil or rather, human-killing robots (and their creators) in the book at hand. In part 1, greed, revenge and furor are taken into consideration in cases why humans had to die by “the hands” of a robot, that was more or less only used as […]