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Put the Sci in your Fi — Kill the Character, Cure the Disease…Or Don’t

For any who haven’t migrated over to the new blog yet, please check out this new post on rachelmbrick.wordpress.com. Thank you!

Rachel M Brick

Hello everyone, and welcome to another installment of Put the Sci in your Fi! I’m sure any sci-fi enthusiast has come across this trope, whether it’s in video games or books or TV show/movies, and that is: If you have a disease, plus an immune (usually human) character, that person will be sacrificed by the end to provide a cure and save the rest of humanity from the dastardly plague.

As a writer and reader, of course I understand why this approach is often taken. It’s dramatic, it creates tension and an ethical dilemma, and if a beloved character is sacrificed for “the greater good,” it pulls the reader’s heartstrings. But the scientist in me always whines that this isn’t scientifically sound, that it’s a huge waste of a valuable and limited resource, that there are other, more creative (and perhaps less obvious) ways where you can save the character and

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Chicken Chapli Kebab Recipe

Hey everyone! For this next recipe post, I've invited my friend, Soumya Nanda, to contribute a guest post. Below is his recipe for his delicious chicken kebabs. Perfect for a weekend spent by the grill! Enjoy! This recipe is one of my favorite side dishes – chicken chapli kebab. It is a famous dish in... Continue Reading →

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