1. Tom

    Movies Toho's Showa Era ~ Godzilla Franchise History

    Shōwa Era (1954–1975) The initial series of movies is named for the Shōwa period in Japan (as all of these films were produced before the "Shōwa Emperor" Hirohito's death in 1989). This Shōwa timeline spanned from 1954, with Godzilla, to 1975, with Terror of Mechagodzilla. Starting with...
  2. S

    The Baddest Book in History by Joey Vimsante

    Read this enjoyable book about a genius being born who takes society forward multiple generations. due to her genius. The Baddest Book in History by Joey Vimsante A dystopian satire, looking at a world impacted by a great prodigy Sheprofsiah. She was a genius who altered a planet with...
  3. Kevin

    Announcements New "Today in History" forum under construction

    I'm working on a new "Today in History" section so you may see some stuff about it showing up. It's "Under Construction" at the moment so things are still being worked out on how to best implement some items working within the confines of XF. You can feel free to start adding entries to the...
  4. T.J.Wolf

    Aliens Out-Of-Place-Artifacts

    Ivan T. Sanderson coined the term Out-Of-Place-Artifact to describe an anomalous object found in a geological formation where it should not be located, according to conventional science--because it is "too advanced" for the time period. Discovery often leads to speculation about alien...
  5. Kevin

    Drama Something the Lord Made (2004)

    Something the Lord Made is a 2004 movie by HBO based on the life of Vivien Thomas. Thomas was a black American, the grandson of a slave, who during the US Great Depression of the 1930's, rose from being hired as janitor to eventually being in charge of teaching new doctors at John Hopkins...
  6. P

    Musings of a rusted sailor

    Rusted sailor (arhtleftis, my left hip) I am writing Sci-Fi novels for my children and grandchildren. Looking at today's publishing world it will be hard to get them published, no existential conflict. Just a serial adventure. explorers out finding new planets. For the traditionalist there are...
  7. Kevin

    British Mini Submarines in WWII

    I've always been fascinated by the Japanese mini-submarines from WWII. Not necessarily due to their technology but more so out of the curiosity of finding out about them because they had been considered a 'Top Secret' item that had not been generally known from the war; at the least, they sure...