The Tomorrow Man
Lithgow and Danner show us characters who may qualify for Medicare but are every bit as vulnerable and as eager to matter to someone as…
From Prof Michael Saler, History Department, University of California, Davis.
A friend sent me Mr. Ebert's column, published awhile ago in Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, in which he suggested SF fandom was a virtual world that anticipated the world wide web, and that "Someday an academic will write a study proving that the style, tone, and much of the language of the online world developed in a direct linear fashion from science fiction fandom".
I wish I had read that column sooner, as I did write such a book, which has just been published by Oxford University Press: As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality.
Ebert: When I first logged online, I had an eerie feeling I'd been here before.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...