Spartans Rock!

I just started re-reading one of my all time favorite novels. Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
by Steven Pressfield, is an amazing novelization of the battle of Thermopylae. Definitely not Science Fiction or Fantasy, Gates is one of those rare books that pulls you in, makes you fall in love with the characters, and you’ll read it over and over again just to spend more time with them. Told from the viewpoint of a survivor of the battle, Gates of Fire explores the lives, loves and passions of some of the 300 Spartan Knights who resisted Xerxes March on Greece in 480 BC. The same battle that inspired the movie ‘The 300’, it was quite possibly a turning point in the history of Western Civilization. Some might even say it was the beginning of the division between Western & Eastern Civilization. In any case, I leave it to you to do further research on the Battle itself, but for an amazing, emotional, inspiring read, I highly recommend Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Thing From Another World!

Hi all. As everyone who reads this bit of dreck knows, I’m not very disciplined when it comes to posting. Heck, sometimes weeks can go by without a new post from the Cyborgelf (and I know you loyal readers out there are champing at the bit to get a new piece of Sci-Fi wisdom from me). So, for the foreseeable future, one of my good friends & sponsors will be doing some guest posting here at the home of Science Fiction & Fantasy. TFAW, or Things From Another World is a great Sci-Fi/Comic Book shop that really has a great take on pop culture, Science Fiction, Fantasy, etc… In addition to having some really great merchandise, they tend to really know us, their customers and they ahve a knack for giving us what we want. So keep an eye out for future guest posts from them, and visit Things From Another World for a massive selection of Star Wars, Hellboy, Manga, Superheroes and other pop culture favorites.