Friday, June 5, 2009

Suspicious MFs in Martian SF

Intrigued by British science fiction & fantasy author Andy Remic’s real world theory that some unnamed
“motherfuckers" are "systematically ruining the SFFH genres” (see the post and comment section on the blog SF Signal), I utilized the invaluable Google Book Search instrument to search for evidence. While I’m not sure my research confirms Remic’s theory, I did unearth a few suspicious MFs in some lesser-known works of Martian science fiction. Please note that all of the following quotes are taken out of context:

• “Where is he, Vern? What floor is he on? That motherfucking son of a bitch!" Winston snatched up his phone and attacked the keypad. Pierce gasped out the suite number as he hovered, hors de combat, over the office trash can.
The Orion Protocol (2004), by Gary Tigerman

• The Director pats the man on the shoulder, leans into his ear to whisper his wishes for the officer to carry out, and only mutters one phrase. "Kill That Motherfucker!”
The Last Breath of Mars (2006), by Stephen Avdeef

• “Direct hit! I bounced one right off the motherfucker's dome -- came up on him so fast he never knew I was there until it was too late. The bomb exploded and there was a big cloud of powder in the air, covered both Martians.”
War of the Worlds: New Millennium (2006), by Douglas Niles

• With one click of a keystroke, Dick had just sent the data to all of them. "You wanna play games, motherfucker?"
Von Neumann's War (2006), by John Ringo and Travis S. Taylor

If you have time, check out the rechristened Science Fiction and Fantasy Ethics project. New mission, new blog. It’s the brainchild of author Andy Remic.

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