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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 06, 2005

New research into the Ancient Greeks shows their knowledge of travel inspired early forms of fantasy and science fiction writing.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.