Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
From: "John Atkinson" <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 07:42:15 +0400
Subject: Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
On 9/28/06, Stephen Bond <email@example.com> wrote:
> Allan said:
> >"Flamers" are a part of the sci-fi genre (largely thanks to GW), so I
> >guess that's where the terror aspect comes in.
> I'd suggest that the career of "Flamers" in sci-fi probably goes back
> least as far as a certain Ridley Scott movie about a starship named
> "Nostromo" and its sequel. As far as GW is concerned, I suspect that
> inherited it (along with bolters, Red Redemptionists, et al) from
> Ansell's Laserburn rules. Not too sure when they were originally
> but I'd figure they were early 80's at least.
Actually, the earliest reference I can find to a 'flamer' in my memory
comes from a book published in the 1950s.
Starship Troopers. You might have heard of it.
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
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