Saturday, January 16, 2010

more sci-fi on the way but not so much fi

In H.G. Well's novel The Island of Dr. Moreau He tells the tale of a man making human/animal hybrids. Makes for a good story.

"Dr. Moreau and his assistant perished at the hands of their experiments. Prendick escaped and returned to England. And, as the novel concludes, Prendick, in England, said that, as he looked at the people around him, he could not help feeling that he was still amongst the beast-people of Dr. Moreau's island; and, that they might, at any point, turn on him, the way that the creatures of the island had."

The island is closer than you think. here and here just to name a few


A Secular Franciscan said...

I was chatting with my students about the novels like "Brave New World" which were science fiction, but are coming closer and clser to reality.

Alan Capasso said...

Have your class try, It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis. Political Fiction getting darn close to reality

A Secular Franciscan said...

Ah yes, I read that one years ago. A bit too much for my students (private Christian school - the trustees wouldn't let me teach it!)