Re: The Jihad vs. The Lorelei Signal
What I meant was, I wonder whether the Dune series, being so prominent in science fiction, Dune winning the Hugo and Nebula and all, had any influence specifically on Stephen Kandel's usage of the term when writing that particular episode.
Much MORE likely is the 1973 Yom Kippur War--which Sadat labeled a Jihad--influencing Kandel.
I have green memories.
Where did this term originate??? I have never found this out.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
Last edited by RAMA; April 24 2011 at 03:50 AM.