Gotta Love Politics – Alberta Election

My home province of Alberta is having an election today. The Progressive Conservative government has screwed things up quite a bit, and Premier Jim Prentice is not trusted at all. Rachel Notley of the New Democratic Party seems to be the most popular party leader. This is a huge shift from 40 years of conservative control to a possible victory by the left leaning NDP.  Imagine what would happen if the NDP won.

Well, it seems we keep having people saying that the PC party should win because an NDP run government would go bankrupt. Well, the Conservatives have done an incredible job of spending almost all of the money and putting the province in a huge debt. So, it’s either NDP and have them “ruin everything” or PC and have them “ruin everything even more.” Heh. Gotta love politics.

I am very interested in seeing how this turns out.

Fictional Heroes in Speculative Fiction

Today, my family went an agricultural festival and who appeared? Ultraman! He’s a very popular hero to children in Japan. Many TV series, movies, and public appearances. My daughter wanted to meet him, but we had no time. I got this picture, though.

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This had me thinking, in fiction, and particularly in speculative fiction, have there been any instances of fictional heroes in the popular culture of that world? Imagine a superhero story that dwarf children love. He could be called Super Gold Digger. Or an action hero for Vulcans named The Logical Pacifist.

What are some hero names you can think of for popular sci-fi and fantasy novels?