Tolkien started writing fiction shortly after WWI, when he was 25 years old. More than 20 years later, and already a seasoned writer, he presented some important elements of what he thought about fantasy for the Andrew Lang lecture at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His essay: "On Fairy-Stories", sums up…Continue
The very first picture of Earth taken from space was taken on October 24, 1946. It was captured by a 35-millimeter motion picture camera propelled skyward on top of a rocket. The results were grainy, black and white, and all of the same astounding: the round softness of our planet appears there, visually confirming our image of the World.
What The Stand, The Walking Dead & Falling Skies, have in common. Be it zombies, a terrible flu or an alien invasion, the plot line has more similar elements than you’d think. Here I present five key plot elements that link these TV series, comic books and novel (now in adaptation for a graphic novel).