Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange 10th Anniversary

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It may not be as prestigious as ” The First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence” but scifi.stackexchange.com is ten years old today. I was a late comer to the site, in that I joined 9 years and 10 months ago, instead of the full 10 years.

Back at the beginning was a different time. Not just because it was in the “before times.” When new sites launched back then there were promotions and giveaways. You could get actual physical prizes for participation, from comic books to DVD and BluRay box sets, to New York Comic Con passes

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Ready Player Two

Ernist Cline’s sequel to Ready Player One picks up 10 days after the end of the first book. The first quarter of the book seems determined to make sure we hate Wade (the original protagonist), and that we feel the crushing hopelessness of the near future that he lives in. Despite their billions upon billions of dollars, the four co-owners of Gregarious Simulation Systems (GSS) are unable to solve any of the real world issues facing Earth.

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Highlights from 2020 3rd Quarter

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Top Question:

The highest voted question was “Why does Tony Stark not like being handed things?” asked by Baba Yaga and answered by TheLethalCarrot.


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Top Answer:

The highest answer (at 156) was to the question “What unit system does Middle-earth use?” asked by PNS and answered by LAK (beating the accepted answer by more than double).


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Top Viewed:

The top viewed question (at 19018 views) was “Identify all horror movies in this image?” asked by Jack B Nimble and answered by F1Krazy, Valorum, and the community.


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Bounties:

There were 20 bounties awarded for 6125 rep.

Controversial:

With 19 up-votes and 14 down-votes “What was the first story to offer a spaceship landing on an oceangoing vessel?” was the most controversial question of the quarter.

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Tenet (2020) – A Review

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IMDB’s description:

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

First and foremost, Tenet is a spy thriller, with a scifi / time travel? element intermixed. The movie opens with The Protagonist, played very well by John David Washington, having a mission go bad. After being presumed dead, he is tasked to a secret society to help save the world from an apocalypse. Everyone in this movie assumes ‘nuclear apocalypse’, but we aren’t so lucky.

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