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Epic Sci-Fi

posted Feb 27, 2012, 6:33 AM by Ben Kreucher   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 6:33 AM ]
I know that fantasy and science-fiction have been successfully merged before (James Cameron's Avatar); but recently, I've been thinking why not bring epic poems and classic stories into space?

How cool would it be to read Homer's Odyssey in space?  Instead of a rock shoal and a whirlpool, Scylla and Charybdis could be twin black holes, maybe from a collapsed binary star, or an asteroid field and a black hole.  Troy and Greece could be planets in different systems.  You could call it "Helen of Sector 20.18.15.25" instead of "Helen of Troy".

That'd actually be pretty cool.
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