A final post for today, for all my friends and colleagues down south. Happy Independence Day! Bet you thought I forgot, but in truth, I was stalling for two reasons. One was the fact that there has been plenty of big news crossing my desk today. Higgs Bosons being found, Mars rovers landing in just over a month, four more months to The Walking Dead season premiere, Chinese men trying to bite off faces – you know, news.
The second reason was that I had no idea how to tie this most important American holiday to any particular science fiction angle. Let’s face it, the vast majority of science fiction is written, filmed, drawn and programmed in the US. Doing a post about “American Sci-Fi” would take us into fiscal year 2025! By that time, we’d probably be landing on Mars and I’d be 13 years behind the times.
But I’ll be damned if I don’t acknowledge the most important national holiday of countless friends, family and followers. And as a historian, you’d think I’d have more to say about this seminal event in American and world history. So let me just say, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to all! And to all, a fun and festive night, filled with family, friends, and plenty of good cheer!