>… in The Wizard of Oz. All the more amazing when you consider it was a live stage effect, achieved by puppeteering a giant cotton
>Why do I like speculative fiction? Am I hard-wired that way? Is there a gene? Was I abducted by aliens as a small child and
>.. so use them only in case of emergency.
>The US-based Global Language Monitor reckons a new English word is coined every 98 minutes, and that we’ve just hit the “one million words in
>… the back projection work in Aliens. That means the spectacular dropship crash, of course, but look out for the less obviously showy stuff, like
>Spotted this article on the New Scientist website. It seems an inflatable tower could take us a long way towards orbit, using conventional materials. I