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Knocking off the zeerust

Knocking off the zeerust

By Jan S. Gephardt Science fiction writers with long careers may be forced to decide about knocking off the zeerust from some of their older works.  What is “zeerust”?  We’ve all seen it–it’s what you might call “retro futuristic” ideas, looks, or concepts. It’s “zeerusty” if at some point in the past it seemed futuristic, but now it just looks quaint or dated. We can thank Douglas Adams of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (and so much more!), for this word. Another description might be “Raygun Gothic,” which…

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