Friday, April 29, 2016

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We are a society of storytellers. Everyone, no matter what your job, or your life, or your interaction with others — we are all storytellers. Every day of our lives. True stories, fiction, and in-between stories all make the cut.

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Why don't you check it out and see if it improves your favorite stories to tell. If it does, then everyone wins!  You can learn all about it then put your new skills to good use.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Want to learn How Great Science Fiction Works! Get it for FREE in April 2016!

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Doesn't matter what kind of science fiction you're into, if you like the genre, you know there are some really wonderful options, and a few less than wonderful ones as well. We all know it, and can tell when we get bamboozled by a bad one.

So you know what you like and what you don't like, and you can tell almost immediately when you get to watching. I'm just the same way — easy to know if it's sci fi that's "for me" or maybe not so much for me. But why? That's the real question. I know when I'm not digging it, but how do I know?

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I'm not saying I always need wonderful science fiction that is sublime at every turn. But I wouldn't mind if it that were the case. Who would, really?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

There's still time in April to learn How Great Science Fiction Works! Get it for FREE!

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I have enjoyed many of The Great Courses, but I especially like How Great Science Fiction Works and you can get it yourself with our The Great Courses coupon!

Who doesn't like good sci fi. I mean honestly most of us put up with crappy sci fi because we love the spaceships or futuristic science or what have you.

Wouldn't it be great to find out how to pick the winners? Or, even better if you're creative, how to learn to make your own awesome sci fi?

This course can totally help.  Professor Gary K. Wolfe was the bomb in Phantoms, yo, and can teach you anything you need to know about how to make great Science Fiction.

Once you know, since knowing is half the battle, you can even enjoy some less than great sci fi and not worry about the future of the genre or anything like that. Just have fun in a "it's so bad it's good" way. Like Trolls 2.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool's got nothing on How Great Science Fiction Works! Get it for FREE with our The Great Courses coupon!

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It's April 1st, but I'm not fooling one bit with the awesome How Great Science Fiction Works that you can get with our The Great Courses coupon!

I'm reading a book right now I'm not loving, but it's totally sci fi. I wish the author had taken this course before writing it, and before I started reading.

I don't know why, but I find it impossible to put down a book once I start it, even if I'm hating it. I can stop reading if I'm super offended, but that rarely happens. If I just don't like it? I still keep reading. It's tragic.

So that's why I think anyone can benefit from this course. Professor Gary K. Wolfe will teach you about all kinds of great sci fi history and tropes and other fun things.

And once you know, you can judge sooner if you'll enjoy a book or not. Or a movie too. At the very least you will know if it's good pretty early on, and can decide if that's right for you.

If you want to watch bad sci fi once you know how great sci fi works, well that's your bag and I'm not going to stop you at all!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Really, if you like scifi, you shouldn't wait another moment to get the How Great Science Fiction Works with our The Great Courses coupon!

Science fiction comes in a million different flavors. Some tinged with lots of sciencey science talk, some with a little fantasy. When I was young I love the mix of both. To be fair, when I was young I loved all kinds of reading.

But this course is taught by Professor Gary K. Wolfe, and you'll learn so much about tropes, necessary ways to deal with space and science. 

Why learn about how great science fiction works? I mean, if you're not a writer of sci fi why does it matter at all?  Good question, but honestly why wouldn't you want to know if you could. More information is better I always say.

Just think about it — what happens if the world ends and it's just you and all the processed foods you can eat and all the books you can read forever and ever. You might want to know right off the bat if what you're reading works!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Goodness I totally love science fiction. I almost asked "who doesn't" but I bet there are some folks who don't and that's totally okay. As long as it's okay that I like it and continue to read it.

Taught by Professor Gary K. Wolfe, you'll learn so much about tropes, necessary ways to deal with space and science. It's really a win/win.

Best part is you can do it from the comfort of your own home, and it works in a lots of formats.

I can honestly recommend this as a great way to learn about the things you like, or even learn how to write things yourself. You can do it, I totally believe in you.

So get on this course, or one of the many others, just so you keep your mind moving and growing. It's the best plan anyway

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

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