A. M. Dellamonica, author of A Slow Day at the Gallery (a Year’s Best SF pick) and numerous other SF and fantasy stories, has published fiction in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, SciFi.Com’s SciFiction, and Strange Horizons, as well as anthologies including the upcoming Passing for Human, edited by Steve Utley and Michael Bishop. A 2006 Canada Council Grant recipient for her current work in progress, The Wintergirls, she teaches writing through the UCLA Extension Writers’ program and writes book reviews for Science Fiction Weekly.
Stripping the Bones
By Alyx Dellamonica
from So Say We All
This is one essay from the anthology So Say We All
The science fiction television series “Battlestar Galactica” is known for raising thought-provoking questions concerning martial law, artificial intelligence, power and corruption, and ultimately what it means to be human. What ethical complexities come into play when one mistake could mean the annihilation of the human race? How do you maintain faith in the Gods when you’re involved in an Armageddon of your own creation? What is the distinction between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? These questions are given an intelligent and insightful examination in this engaging collection of essays.
About the Author
Richard Hatch has portrayed “Battlestar Galactica’s” Apollo and Tom Zarek. A Golden Globe Award nominee, he is a veteran actor on screen—films and television—as well as the stage.