Why do people like UFOs so much?

Science fiction writer F. Brett Cox explored the phenomenon of UFOs in his recent short stories such as “It Comes from the Sky” and “The Sexual Component of Alien Abduction”. The end of all our exploration. However, even though he likes UFO stories very much, he is firmly skeptical when it comes to the thoughts of alien visitors.

“If you say’UFO’ is’UFO’, if you ask’Are there UFOs?’ then there must be,” Cox said in episode 470 Geek Galaxy Guide podcast. “Over the years, five percent of the recorded cases cannot be explained. But if you continue to ask, “Are these UFOs alien visitors?” “My answer is’almost certainly not.'”

Cox spent decades accumulating a large number of books on UFO-related phenomena, such as Lemuria: The Lost Pacific Continent“I am fascinated by the UFO subculture,” he said. “I am fascinated by all the devices related to it, the history of the UFO phenomenon-especially in this country-and the people related to it. So I have always been fascinated by it. This is very interesting.”

Cox participated in Science Fiction Fan Magazine when he was a child and received an email from Richard Shaffer, His “Razor Mystery” story helped spark the UFO boom. The rock pictures contained in this letter, Shaver claimed to be evidence of the existence of an insidious underground civilization named Deros. “Even when I was 15, I thought,’Well, this is weird,'” Cox said. “This is the scope of my correspondence with Richard Shaver, because-out of my age-I didn’t reply.”

Cox has also been writing a novel about UFO kidnapping, but he said January 6 Make the writing about conspiracy theories more complicated.

“In all aspects of the UFO community and Canon, And darker and more toxic conspiracies,” he said. “So this forced me to rethink things. I’m not saying that I will never go back to that particular writing project, but when I do, I will have to think about it in a different way. “

Listen to the full interview with F. Brett Cox in episode 470 Geek Galaxy Guide (the above). And check out some of the highlights in the discussion below.

F. Brett Cox in his short story “A Bend in the Air”:

“I was asked to write a story for this anthology called Portal, It’s about [magical] Portal, a long time ago, I wrote the beginning of a story, my reading is [Roger Zelazny: Modern Masters of Science Fiction], Just to try something different, I never really figured out what kind of story I need to match. But when I was in charge of writing a story about the portal, it helped it put it in place. …I did relax myself a bit-a bit of indulgence-there is a scene in the story where the protagonist is sent to perform a task and is almost within walking distance, so the authorities sent him out to do this. Without a horse, he was complaining, “Why can’t I have a horse?” Frankly, I’m writing this story, I don’t know much about horses, and I thought,’If I want to finish it on time, I really don’t have time to study This one. Well, he can walk. So this is a stopgap measure for me. “

F. Brett Cox in his short story “The End of All Our Exploration”:

“This is a post-epidemic story, and it is also about an alienated couple, one of whom wants to reunite in this post-epidemic world, and there is a lingering role of conspiracy theory in the background of the story. China in the virus. Now, in the story, I think it is a mosquito-borne virus, not an air-borne virus. When [Covid-19 happened] All I can think of is,’Oh, great, I was a science fiction prediction sharpshooter only once in my life, and This What did I come up with? wonderful. ‘…I will not cite it to prove my prophecy, because there is no such thing, but I will say that things in science fiction happen like this-if you are paying attention, if you have some general It feels like in your own current trend, you can solve it into such a scenario. “

F. Brett Cox University of Norwich:

“I teach at Norwich University, which is a long-established military academy — it is actually the oldest private military academy in the United States. The vast majority of students are in the school’s cadets, wearing military uniforms, and all are full-time Tenured faculty members must also wear military uniforms, and we are assigned a military rank commensurate with the military rank.-Or at least match our academic rank in some way, so the military rank that matches me as a full professor is lieutenant colonel. This is In the Vermont militia system, it’s basically Norwich faculty…. So if New Hampshire invades, we are the first line of defense.

F. Brett Cox Andy Duncan:

“In two consecutive days [short story collection] After I came out, there were two different people among my friends in Vermont-one among faculty and staff Vermont Academy of Fine Arts, And the other is our friends in the theater industry-to say independently of each other-two different locations, two different times-they all said,’I am reading your book, I like it very much, the story is very Good but [Andy’s] Introduction, my goodness, that’s great! That’s great, I like it very much. So I am happy to report that Andy’s introduction may be more popular than the story in the book, which is good. I appreciate him doing this. …Andy not only stood on the plate, but also shot it out of the park, which I accepted gratefully. “

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