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George Orwell

On This Day: Hermann Oberth & George Orwell

Born on this day, nine years apart, were two men whose work makes them of immense importance to the world of science fiction, even if we can’t quite claim them as ‘one of us’. Born 25th June, 1894, Hermann Julius Oberth, was one of the four founders of modern rocketry (with Wernher von Braun, Robert […]

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The author of 1984 would have been 110 today…

George Orwell was born today (as Eric Blair) in 1903. A writer of immense importance and varied output he is best known for his novel 1984. And as we’re on an SF and Fantasy blog it’s the one I shall limit myself to here. Even if that does mean ignoring the perfect satire of Animal […]

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