A Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominee, Lou Anders is the editorial director of Prometheus Books’ science fiction imprint Pyr (www.pyrsf.com), as well as the anthologies Outside the Box (Wildside Press 2001), Live Without a Net (Roc 2003), Projections: Science Fiction in Literature & Film (MonkeyBrain December 2004), FutureShocks (Roc January 2006) and Fast Forward 1 (Pyr February 2007). He is the author of The Making of Star Trek: First Contact (Titan Books 1996) and has published more than 500 articles in such magazines as The Believer, Publishers Weekly, Dreamwatch, Star Trek Monthly, Star Wars Monthly, Babylon 5 Magazine, Sci-Fi Universe, Doctor Who Magazine and Manga Max. His articles and stories have been translated into Danish, Greek, German, Italian and French. Visit him online at www.louanders.com.
The Natural and the Unnatural
By Lou Anders
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.