Baird Searles

6 Quotations from Baird Searles

Force n. 1977 B. Searles Films in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Oct. 63/2 When I’m wearing my Star Wars T-shirt, every few blocks I am greeted with ‘May the force be with you’ from total strangers.
Hamiltonian adj. 1979 B. Searles Films: Lion, Witch, and Buck Rogers in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 76 As of late, we seemed to have been going backwards. The general idea of a science fiction movie now is Star Wars; there is no other variety (notice how little noticed or publicized Quintet was as science fiction). And Star Wars is epitomally 1930s, Hamiltonian s/f. (That's Edmond, not Alexander.)
mind-control v. 1990 B. Searles On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Mar. 184/2 Each has a servant…who has been mind-controlled for so long that s/he is virtually an extension of the User’s will.
planet-hopping n. 1987 B. Searles On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction 188/2 Seven Worlds is a good combination of adventure, puzzle-solving, and planet-hopping.
planet-hopping adj. 1990 B. Searles On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction July 179/2 His life has been devoted to creating his own—er, spaceship is not quite the word. It’s more of a planet-hopping estate, fashioned from a comet.
space yacht n. 1985 B. Searles On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction Jan. 183/1 All this takes place in a slightly mad galaxy of space yachts and matter transmission.