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(New Statesman)   Chekhov basically invented the modern short story, especially the one about Khan getting the better of him on Seti Alpha V   (newstatesman.com) divider line
    More: Misc, Short story, Anton Chekhov, fragment of a story, Chekhov stories, Raymond Carver, Ivan Bunin, Chekhov, Pyotr Mikhailych  
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2020-08-27 9:43:28 PM  
Chekhov's "gun": If you show a scantily clad humanoid female in the first act, Kirk should nail her by the 3rd act.
 
2020-08-27 10:11:35 PM  
Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.
 
2020-08-27 10:17:54 PM  

OkieDookie: Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.


I thought it was Ceti Alpha VI...
 
2020-08-27 10:25:10 PM  

Invincible: OkieDookie: Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.

I thought it was Ceti Alpha VI...


Should have updated your nav database at DS9.
 
2020-08-27 10:59:42 PM  
I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).
 
2020-08-27 11:00:18 PM  
Sci-fi nerd*
 
2020-08-27 11:00:54 PM  
Viva Variety - Chekov Does Chekhov
Youtube gGbq5j9VxoE
 
2020-08-27 11:28:20 PM  

baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.


(Read the headline or the title of the article...there's a clue for you there.)
 
2020-08-27 11:50:12 PM  

baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).


He's responsible for most modern theatre and a hell of a lot of the golden age of TV.

The key thing you need to know is, just because there is a gun onstage, doesn't mean it will hit its intended target.
 
2020-08-28 12:02:21 AM  
Holy fork. I know the gun meme. I was referring to the article.
 
2020-08-28 12:40:12 AM  

Invincible: OkieDookie: Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.

I thought it was Ceti Alpha VI...


It wasn't.

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2020-08-28 12:52:27 AM  

Invincible: OkieDookie: Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.

I thought it was Ceti Alpha VI...


Star Trek II This is Ceti Alpha V
Youtube lpnP7RCohbI
 
2020-08-28 2:23:35 AM  
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2020-08-28 2:25:45 AM  
Stephen King short stories used to be like boxes of chocolate to me. Couldnt read just one. I think his talent really shines when writing those. He just sucks you in these absurd and horrifying realities. one of my favorite example would be the Long Walk. I cannot believe nobody ever thought of filming that. It's the american dream distilled to it's simplest expression.
 
2020-08-28 8:06:35 AM  
My favorite is "Uncle Wanya".
 
2020-08-28 8:39:08 AM  

SamFlagg: Invincible: OkieDookie: Ceti Alpha V, not Seti.

I thought it was Ceti Alpha VI...

[YouTube video: Star Trek II This is Ceti Alpha V]


I love fark.
 
2020-08-28 10:04:23 AM  

baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).


The author's argument has more to do with Chekhov's influence on the short story in literary modernism (and afterward). But, I agree that even that more qualified claim is overblown. Chekhov is undoubtedly a big influence. However, we could do a similar analysis with a number of 19th c short story writers.
 
2020-08-28 10:21:08 AM  

frankb00th: Stephen King short stories used to be like boxes of chocolate to me. Couldnt read just one. I think his talent really shines when writing those. He just sucks you in these absurd and horrifying realities. one of my favorite example would be the Long Walk. I cannot believe nobody ever thought of filming that. It's the american dream distilled to it's simplest expression.


Especially with the proliferation of "teen torture" books like Hunger Games and Divergent. Filming a bunch of kids walking for a few days would probably be a challenge to keep interesting, but the story sure was great.
 
2020-08-28 10:30:10 AM  

phlegmjay: baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).

The author's argument has more to do with Chekhov's influence on the short story in literary modernism (and afterward). But, I agree that even that more qualified claim is overblown. Chekhov is undoubtedly a big influence. However, we could do a similar analysis with a number of 19th c short story writers.


I think Poe would certainly be in the conversation.
 
2020-08-28 10:50:43 AM  

Hawk24: phlegmjay: baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).

The author's argument has more to do with Chekhov's influence on the short story in literary modernism (and afterward). But, I agree that even that more qualified claim is overblown. Chekhov is undoubtedly a big influence. However, we could do a similar analysis with a number of 19th c short story writers.

I think Poe would certainly be in the conversation.


Also Melville.   Moby Dick is one of my favorite short stories.
 
2020-08-28 12:54:09 PM  

dittybopper: Hawk24: phlegmjay: baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).

The author's argument has more to do with Chekhov's influence on the short story in literary modernism (and afterward). But, I agree that even that more qualified claim is overblown. Chekhov is undoubtedly a big influence. However, we could do a similar analysis with a number of 19th c short story writers.

I think Poe would certainly be in the conversation.

Also Melville.   Moby Dick is one of my favorite short stories.


This is funny. But, Benito Cereno and Bartleby are both good short(er) stories by Melville that have a big influence (eventually).
 
2020-08-28 12:59:55 PM  

Hawk24: phlegmjay: baron von doodle: I'm calling BS on inventing short  stories. He was born in 1860. I'm a sci-fi need and there are sci-fi short stories that predate his birth.

A True Story. Written in the second century by Lucian of Samosata. A short story/ novella. Generally considered one of the first sci-fi stories (no religion involved).

The author's argument has more to do with Chekhov's influence on the short story in literary modernism (and afterward). But, I agree that even that more qualified claim is overblown. Chekhov is undoubtedly a big influence. However, we could do a similar analysis with a number of 19th c short story writers.

I think Poe would certainly be in the conversation.


Poe, Melville, Twain, Stevenson, Bierce, James, Chopin, Crane, Hawthorne, Jewett, Doyle. Just to name a few.

Chekhov's influence is probably greater than most of that list, but all of them had a major influence on modern writers.
 
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