Ever wonder where good SF writers get their ideas? In many cases they just steal them from the history books. For instance, it seems pretty clear to me that either Leigh Brackett or Lawrence Kasdan or George Lucas, plotted the action sequence that begins The Empire Strikes Back after sitting down to read a little Roman history – what’s the connection? Check it out – about 9 minutes into episode 17 of The History Of Rome podcast |MP3| you’ll hear historian and podcaster Mike Duncan explain it.
This is a terrific podcast that I’ve been listening to for a long time, it has about 0.02% SF content, but subscribe anyway:
Posted by Jesse Willis