Mon, 25 Jan 1999 17:09:38 EST
I agree with you about Macross all the way and to an extent about hard sci-fi.
I like to know how stuff works too, but when I read a novel I want a story,
not a tech. journal. I would prefer the author to release a tech. journal type
book with sketches and REALLY in-depth articles on how the device/vechicle
works included with the novel. In a novel, the author should describe how the
device/vechclie works, but not a manual of the device/vechicle.
In a message dated 1/25/1999 5:01:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> To answer the "Aw, c'mon, how the fuck can that thing do *that*?!?"
> that the future bot/ship/borg can do? The draw of hard sci-fi, which I
> put Gundam in, is that very explaining tendency, the opposite of a Star
> space opera that just decides to throw physics out the window and not even
> explain what its new physical laws are. What is the sense of publishing
> dozens of Gundam mechanical encyclopedias and reference books, then? Art is
> one thing, wanting to know how it works is another. I'll always love the
> detail in the Macross transforming (and non-transforming, for that matter)
> mechs, the design specs of the weapons in Gundam, Macross, Patlabor, etc.,
> that's why I got interested in the first place. If I was only drawn to the
> characters I could watch any anime series.
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