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starshiptroopers Once you get past the main action (Denise Richards and Dina Meyer) you start getting a distinctive “1984” feeling about the whole proceedings, especially about the newscasts. Which is why I was curious to read the actual book, Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, on which the iconic movie is based.

And unexpectedly different as it was after the movie, the book was interesting in its own way.

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Prehit Cover ImageIn memory of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, I would like to introduce you to one of the first sci-fi novels I have ever read, “Preshit” (Preshit: Marathi – A man sent, by someone or from something) by Dr. Jayant Narlikar.

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Arthur C ClarkeBeing a Science-Fiction author is not an easy thing (and I know that because I have tried). Being counted as one of the greats in Sci-Fi genre, indeed any genre is definitely not a matter everyone can achieve (incidentally, does anyone remember Jules Verne now?). Sir Arthur C. Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008 ) deservedly was such an author.

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Visionary from the StarsWhen I read about “Visionary from the Stars” by Virginia Lori Jennings, I thought that the genre made famous by Da Vinci Code (ancient artefacts and the search for them affecting the modern lives) has also seen rebirth in Sci-Fi. Though I am not entirely wrong, that does not mean that the book is any less science fiction. And it definitely does not mean that the book is just a space-based copy of the genre.

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