Gundam fans read SF

Chien Ting Chin (
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 20:12:07 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999 wrote:
> Thats the crap I was reading. I didn't finish it. It stink worse then 40 year
> old garbage. I like issac assimov and Arthur C. Clarke, espically the Venus
> Prime series and I liked Hyperion.

Very interesting to hear you guys talk SF. I kind of get a sense that
Gundam fans read a certain kind of SF, I can't quite put my finger on what
it is (near-future Solar System adventure with an emphasis on technical
bent?). But it's interesting to note that no one mentions about of my

Dune by Frank Herbert
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
Stanislaw Lem
Philip K Dick

Especially Dune and The Chrysalids are very related to a key idea in OYW:
the psyche of someone with supernatural power (prescience in Dune,
telepathy in Chrysalids).

I keep day-dreaming about writing a psychological fanfic on a Newtype set
in 0078-79, the hero is a Zeonic Newtype guniea pig, someone very similar
to Lalah Sun, but with a messed-up head. But I am the first one to tell
you that I can't write.

CHIN, Chien Ting
Dept of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
... o O *
Man is a bubble

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