Tom Easton is professor of science at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. He holds a doctorate in theoretical biology from the University of Chicago. His work on scientific and futuristic issues has appeared in many magazines, from Astronomy to Consumer Reports and Robotics Age. His latest nonfiction books are Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Science, Technology, and Society (McGraw-Hill Dushkin, 6th ed., 2004) and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Environmental Issues (11th ed., 2005). His latest novels are Firefight (Betancourt, 2003) and The Great Flying Saucer Conspiracy (Wildside, 2002).
Starships Don’t Just Happen
By Tom Easton
from Farscape Forever
This is one essay from the anthology Farscape Forever
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Science fiction and fantasy authors analyze every aspect of the innovative, action-packed and always surprising science fiction television series “Farscape” in this innovative and irreverent essay collection. Contributors include Martha Wells on characters Crichton and D’Argo’s buddy relationship, P. N. Elrod on the villains she loves to hate, and Justina Robson on sex, pleasure and feminism. Topics range from a look at how Moya was designed and an examination of vulgarity and bodily functions to a tourist’s budget guide to the “Farscape” universe and an expert’s advice to the peacekeepers who, despite their viciousness, never quite seem to pull it off. Fun, accessible, entertaining and insightful, these musings will appeal to every admirer of this intriguing television series.
About the Author
Glenn Yeffeth is the editor of several anthologies in the Smart Pop series, including The Anthology at the End of the Universe, Farscape Forever!, Five Seasons of Angel, Navigating the Golden Compass, Seven Seasons of Buffy, Taking the Red Pill and What Would Sipowitz Do? He lives in Dallas.