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the reality of Kalgash[edit]

Someone's done a study on the physical feasibility of the system as described in Asimov's Nightfall story.

-- (talk)

Scope and genre thread[edit]

In spite of the notice at the top of this page, it seems to be more watched than the Discussion Forum, so i want to draw attention to Wikipedia:WikiProject Science Fiction/Discussion Forum#Scope and genre, which I started. I hope for more project members to give their views. DES (talk) 17:49, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters?[edit]

Please take part in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#RfC: Are personal pronouns (including "who") to be avoided for fictional characters? Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 23:09, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Just FYI, this non-neutrally set up reductio ad absurdum RfC has actually moved on to a more serious discussion about whether MoS should advise rewording to avoid particularly confusing uses of "who[m]" and "[s]he" when writing about fictional characters in an out-of-universe way (e.g. as intellectual property). Further input from projects that actually write encyclopedically about fictional characters a lot would be useful.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  03:49, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

RfC on unusual prepositions in titles[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Proposal regarding unusual prepositions in titles (re: clarification request in RM closure).  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  20:43, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Time Patrol[edit]

Hi, I am French and I am sorry to see that there is no item about the Poul Anderson's book : Time Patrol (the most famous novel in Europe).

Can someone write something about the novel (see here in French) or the novella (see here) ? Thank you.

I had insert here the same message on 13rd of april, 2013, but nobody did answer.

Sincerely yours,

--Éric Messel (Send a message) 21:21, 14 September 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Éric Messel (talkcontribs)

Fork of the Astounding/Analog article[edit]

Editor Galerivs has created a fork of the Astounding/Analog article, and I've asked for comments on the talk page. Would any interested editors comment at Talk:Analog Science Fiction and Fact#Fork of this article? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 11:38, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

The editor in question has reverted me again; I'd appreciate more comments at the talk page. P64 has commented there, against a split, and Orangemike reverted Galerivs without comment, so that's three to one, but I'd rather not edit war. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 00:23, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Grants:IEG/Wikipedia likes Galactic Exploration for Posterity 2015[edit]

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Tank Girl at FAC[edit]

Tank Girl (film) is back as FAC again, after having undergone significant improvements. All comments on the nomination are welcome – see here. Thanks. Freikorp (talk) 04:07, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

From The Doctor to my son Thomas - featured article candidate[edit]

I've nominated the article about the video From The Doctor to my son Thomas for Featured Article consideration.

The article is about a message sent from actor Peter Capaldi in-character in his role as the Doctor on Doctor Who, to console an autistic young boy over grief from the death of his grandmother.

Comments would be appreciated, at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/From The Doctor to my son Thomas/archive1.

Thank you for your time,

Cirt (talk) 01:05, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Deletion to Quality Award[edit]

I've created the WP:Deletion to Quality Award.

This recognizes editors who've taken a page previously considered for deletion — to Featured Article or Good Article quality.

The award is inspired by the Wikipedia:Million Award, the Wikipedia:Article Rescue Squadron, and the Wikipedia:WikiProject Quality Article Improvement.

Please see Wikipedia:Deletion to Quality Award.

Thank you,

Cirt (talk) 00:36, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Cool. That's a good award to have since it would encourage fixing all the problems that would cause it to be deleted. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 01:13, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Nihonjoe, exactly, agreed ! — Cirt (talk) 05:19, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Temporal war[edit]

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Illuminatus article review[edit]

I have nominated The Illuminatus! Trilogy for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. DrKay (talk) 09:56, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Comparison of Star Trek and Star Wars[edit]

Help on editing Comparison of Star Trek and Star Wars would be appreciated. There are questions over the neutrality, e.g. it may be too pro-Trek. The quality of the sourcing has also been questioned. See the talk page for more on this debate. Finding additional sources that directly compare the two and/or better working in the existing sources would be welcome. Fences&Windows 20:47, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Proposal to create an infobox for fictional conflicts[edit]

I am proposing that an infobox be created for fictional conflicts, as currently many articles on fictional conflicts, as well as a real-time virtual battle, use Template:Infobox military conflict. To centralize discussion, please reply, if interested, at the infobox talk page I've linked to here.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 05:34, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

Genetic Engineering in Science Fiction[edit]

Any thoughts about [1]? --David Tornheim (talk) 07:57, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Proposed Name Change: Genetic engineering in SciFi -> Genetic manipulation in SciFi[edit]

Please comment on the proposed name change of the title of the article Genetic engineering in science fiction proposed here. --David Tornheim (talk) 07:44, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

Input on a draft[edit]

Greetings, all. I recently created a draft of All Flesh is Grass, by Clifford Simak; but in the process, I realized I had doubts about its notability. Any input would be appreciated; if it turns out not notable, I'd rather not move it into mainspace. Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 08:04, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

There's a list of reviews of the book at the bottom of its ISFDB page which you might find useful. It's not covered in Magill's Survey of Science Fiction Literature, but searching Google Books finds several critical works that appear to mention it, though since they're in snippet view some of them may just be listings of Simak's works. Hard to be sure without looking at some of these sources in more detail, but I suspect it just about makes it over the line. Personally I think it would be just as well to have a section in the article on Simak himself that discussed his work (along with a bibliography article to list publication details), until there's enough detail to justify a separate article; and even then an article like "Works of Clifford D. Simak" would make more sense if most of his work has had relatively little coverage. The book titles could simply redirect to that article until there's enough detail to break out the invidiual books. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:10, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Nebula nominee. From the period when newspaper reviews of hardcover SF novels were common. Even reviewed in Punch. Covered in book-length studies of Simak and in surveys of the field. Notable enough for a stand-alone article. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo). Treated like dirt by admins since 2006. (talk) 14:26, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, both. I'm not sure how I missed the list of reviews, I've certainly used that list before for other articles. It's status as a Nebula nominee is what drew me to it in the first place, but I didn't feel like the nomination was sufficient by itself. In combination with the reviews, Hullaballoo, I think you're probably right; so I'll add some material from those, and then move it to mainspace. Vanamonde93 (talk) 16:51, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Hullaballoo Wolfowitz, could you point me to the Punch review? I seem to be having some trouble finding it. Regards, Vanamonde93 (talk) 17:28, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Here's the link I found,[2] which is just enough to show that Punch reviewed it, but not quite enough to get useful content from the review, unfortunately. The entire Punch archive was put online by Gale; I don't know what access Wikipedia has to it. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (aka Hullaballoo). Treated like dirt by admins since 2006. (talk) 17:57, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Ah well thanks anyhow. Just my bad luck, I suppose. Vanamonde93 (talk) 18:00, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

"The X-Files (season 10)"[edit]

The usage and topic of The X-Files (season 10) is under discussion, see talk:The X-Files (miniseries) -- (talk) 05:43, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

"The X-Files Season 10"[edit]

The X-Files Season 10 has been proposed to be renamed, see talk:The X-Files Season 10 -- (talk) 05:27, 30 January 2016 (UTC)