RE: Worldbuilding – can sci-fi help build a better world?

July 8, 2014

Good insights into science fiction and creative imagination, with special reference to George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula Le Guin, and Issac Asimov.

Damien Walter

Science shows us how the world is built. Can science fiction help us build a better world?

Follow @damiengwalter on Twitter

The Blue Marble

Astronaut Jack Schmitt released the shutter on the 70 millimeter Hasselblad camera at 5:39 AM on 7th December 1972. The Apollo 17 mission to the moon was 45,000 kilometers from Earth. The image that it captured was not the first of its kind. Other photos of Earth had been recorded by previous space missions, but none so clear and potent as this one.

“The Blue Marble”, as it would later be nicknamed, shows a fully illuminated Earth of white clouds, blue oceans and the continental landmasses of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and the south polar ice cap. For hundreds of thousands of years, humankind lived on Earth’s surface. Now we could look back and see Earth as a whole, like a child’s marble, shining against the…

View original post 3,172 more words

Advertisements

One Response to “RE: Worldbuilding – can sci-fi help build a better world?”


  1. […] RE: Worldbuilding – can sci-fi help build a better world? | Liturgical Credo. […]


Leave a Reply (comments must be approved by the administrator before publication)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: