"There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and let's the future in." - Graham Greene

 

This Month On Planet X:

We give a salute to the women writers of science fiction. Those feminist pioneers who broke down the doors of the boys’ clubs and helped shaped the landscape of science fiction. If we fangirls want to have a stronger presence in geek culture, we need to look to the past for inspiration so that we can shape the future. Each day we’ll shine a spotlight on a particular woman author and the astounding, sensational, fantastic, amazing stories she contributed to this unique genre we call science fiction.

P.S. I’ll still be posting some WW1 stuff as well- the anniversary ain’t over yet.

What scared me the most was when my father would put on the gas mask, his face would disappear…this was not a human being at all.

Philip K. Dick, writing about a time in his childhood, when his father, a World War 1 veteran, showed him his old gas mask. 

Iron Storm is a 2002 first-person shooter game created by French developer 4x studios and published by Dreamcatcher Interactive. It was later released for Playstation 2 and Microsoft Windows. The setting takes place in a 1964 where World War 1 never ended and is in it’s 50th year (yeesh!). You pay the part of an Allied lieutenant named James Anderson who’s mission is to go behind enemy lines and stop the Russo-Mongolian Empire from developing nuclear weapons….

You can find more information on Wikipedia and Tv Tropes.

The way Mary looks at Matthew.

"I would say such wonderful things to you"

"There would be such wonderful things to do"

"If I we’re the only girl in the world and you we’re the only boy".