Saturday, January 16, 2021

Q-Prophecies: Golden Age Space Opera Tales

Q-Prophecies: Golden Age Space Opera Tales

Conspiracies, Oligarchies, Prophecies – all ingredients for grift and fraud.

Here are the “Q” prophecies. You may have heard that these were removed and suppressed. And yet they may very well be preserved by long dead authors in older stories about events that haven’t happened – yet.

These prophecies contain descriptions of the very ingredients that make elections so interesting in our times. When corporations influence courts and lawyers, buy politicians, censor and revise history – these actions can bring a culture to its knees. Or create the riots and revolution that real history has long been witness to.

Find in these satirical space opera stories from the Golden Age of pulp magazines where authors have already explored what happens when a few individuals exert undue influence over… well, everything.

In the cyber realms, there are more than a few “Q” prophets who have seen the future. And it’s only logical that these would battle the ruling oligarchs and their corporations. If only from the shadows…

But you’ll have to choose which to believe are working for your own benefit – or theirs.

Space Opera is a subgenre of science fiction that emphasizes space warfare, melodramatic adventure, interplanetary battles, chivalric romance, and risk-taking. Set mainly or entirely in outer space, it usually involves conflict between opponents possessing advanced abilities, futuristic weapons, and other sophisticated technology.

The term has no relation to music, as in a traditional opera, but is instead a play on the terms “soap opera”, a melodramatic television series, and “horse opera”, which was coined during the 1930s to indicate a formulaic Western movie. Space operas emerged in the 1930s and continue to be produced in literature, film, comics, television, and video games.

The Golden Age of Pulp Magazine Fiction derives from pulp magazines (often referred to as “the pulps”) as they were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the late 1950s. The term pulp derives from the cheap wood pulp paper on which the magazines were printed. In contrast, magazines printed on higher-quality paper were called “glossies” or “slicks”.

The pulps gave rise to the term pulp fiction. Pulps were the successors to the penny dreadfuls, dime novels, and short-fiction magazines of the 19th century. Although many writers wrote for pulps, the magazines were proving grounds for those authors like Robert Heinlein, Louis LaMour, “Max Brand”, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and many others. The best writers moved onto longer fiction required by paperback publishers. Many of these authors have never been out of print, even long after their passing.

Anthology containing:

Misrule by Robert Scott
The Useless Bugbreeders by James Stamers
The Cyber and Justice Holmes by Frank Riley
Community Property by Alfred Coppel
Wizard by Laurence M. Janifer
Operation Haystack by Frank Herbert
Money is the Root of All Good by Patrick Wilkins
A Question of Identity by Frank Riley
But, I Don’t Think by Randall Garrett
Snowball by Poul Anderson
The Virgin of Valkarion by Poul Anderson
Warrior of Two Worlds by Manly Wade Wellman
Mercenary by Mack Reynolds

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