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Science Fiction and Reality Today?
We live in an interesting time. It is presumed by some, or known by others, or ignored by many that we are being visited by people or species from distant star systems. We write science fiction about the possibilities of life in these places and these people or indeed our own in some distant futurity. Perhaps it is time that we should look at the actual reality of ‘science fiction’ in our present time. Perhaps if we do we may discover that science fiction is closer to science reality, and that an attempt to write a novel about it could be termed contemporary fiction based on science fact or reality. I want to bring to the attention of the reader that according to various whistleblowers, whose credibility seems to be genuine, there has been an on-going highly compartmentalized program within the American government dealing with extraterrestrial people for about seventy years.
How can that be one may ask? Such phenomenal news should have hit the world with a cataclysmic bang as the most sensational event ever in history. Well, apparently the media have not felt the same way if government remains dumb on the matter. In fact, according to these whistleblowers, most legal government channels know nothing about it because so-called extraterrestrial programs are outside congressional or even presidential oversight. If this is true, and we are being kept in the dark, there is something highly illegal happening. Well, nothing new here – how many books, both novels and political journalism, have been written about clandestine affairs of government? But extraterrestrials? There is a whole new dimension here if these whistleblowers have revealed the truth. Hints of X-Files? Okay, then let’s get serious.
If writing a serious novel has been said to push the envelope for social change such as what Les Miserables and Victor Hugo did for society in 19th century France, as well as Dickens and Dumas for that matter, where is the contemporary challenge? And one that reaches across the political divide into the heart of humanity? For seventy years we have been dealing with alien civilizations! Colonel Philip Corso, a member of the National Security Council, wrote about his job reverse-engineering alien technology and seeding the military-industrial complex with such things as chip circuitry, fibre optics, and many other technologies. It’s an open secret – he was obviously permitted but not endorsed by government (a gradual reveal?). And the corroborations are many: Bob Lazar’s research work in S4 of Area 51; Charles James Hall, the air force weatherman working with aliens in Area 53 and the Nellis Air Force Range based in Indian Springs Nevada; Philip Krapf, the retired conservative L.A. Times editor who wrote about his abduction and few days spent on a massive alien ship parked above the dark side of the moon; William Cooper, a Navy Intelligence officer; astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both admitted seeing alien spacecraft observing their landing and walk on the moon; Phil Schneider, the engineer who worked on underground bases around the country where alien and military personnel worked together…the list goes on.
Okay, so it’s true: fuel for a game-changing novel. Open up world; open up mainstream writers! Apparently it is known among those within the loop they have found out about over fifty species of alien people who have come here! Some of these people have histories that go back over two hundred million years, and some just fifty thousand; and then, well there’s us…baby steps! I can only presume we are being watched very carefully like children with matches. We live in interesting times.
Thank you, Robin. That was fascinating.
Rob (Robin) Matchett was born in Paris, France, in 1956 of Canadian parents, and moved to Canada at four years old. Apparently on the way, he spent hours in a porthole watching the sea, pondering existence. Now his life continues through a porthole – a regret being he didn’t remain in France a few more years. Though, embracing Canada he went native, steeped in the elements from where land-locked on the crest of a giant windblown hill, he commands from the bridge of a ship, foundered on springs, fields and forests. Still unreleased from the yoke of his servitude, he dabbles in the stars, unlocking secrets from history and the future. Many transfigurations have occurred, of which he has faithfully transcribed into various literary forms, including novels, poems and film scripts, and continues to do so. Among other eclectic interests, he is known to be well-read; enjoy wholesome kitchen garden culinary pursuits; calvados; has musical inclinations, and often known to be wired into the Grateful Dead. He is of a retiring nature, addicted to movies and documentaries, considered a professional obligation rather than lesser appraisals.
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Apocalpyta by Robin Matchett
Apocalypta is a novel about a post-apocalyptic world at the cusp of the 25th century. With the discovery of a synaptic memory chip holding the memories of individuals in the past, there is an attempt to avert a return to the terrible conflagrations of the past. This chip – ‘the eyes of god’ – holds salvation through the truth. The main character, implanted with the chip, bids the reader to follow history back to our present time in order to understand the future. Moreover, humanity has a chance to become members of a galactic confederation, which through various species have been instrumental in our emergence from earliest times. Many unusual characters color this story, which is ultimately about the struggle for humanity to rise to a higher place in its long quest for survival.
People of the Sky or Sky Blue by Robin Matchett
This script is set in the present time with reflections that go back a generation. This story involves a few old friends whose lives are forever altered by one of them disappearing thirty years before. The circumstances of the vanishing of an earnest young man, Raymond Ackpey, are both tragic and extraordinary, leading to hearsay of alien abduction. The two young women who knew him intimately never actually manage to get over his ‘death’ and try to lead their lives resigned to the happiness that seemed to have been bequeathed through their separate and torrid affairs with him at the outset. At the same time, they have pursued through thick and thin both career and family life from their own unique vantages, with an undying remembrance of their lost friend as a kind of demi-mythological idol. Then he returns.
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